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'What if?': Ferguson violence and looting prompt local thoughts

We would like to think that it could never happen here -- the unrest, violence and looting that has taken over the streets in Ferguson, Missouri. We would like to think that there would not be a police shooting like...

Take a break: N.C. lawmakers have done a lot to get the state back on right track

Well, it's almost over -- at least for now. After weeks of strife and arguing over details, the North Carolina General Assembly has finally gotten about as close as it is going to get to complete adjournment. They say...

A better way: Violence in Ferguson does not serve the search for answers

Someone is going to figure out exactly what happened on a city street in Ferguson, Missouri. Someone will examine both sides of the story and someone will determine whether the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown was really defending...

Neighborly: To deter crime, we must do more to look out for one another

In case you haven't noticed, local law enforcement officers have been busy lately. Every day seems to bring another arrest, another investigation. It is a commentary on how hard those in the law enforcement community work, but it is...

Special people: Addressing problems teachers face will go long way in fixing schools

The man behind the song of the moment, "Happy," 41-year-old Pharrell Williams, was doing an interview the other day. When asked about the success he has achieved, his response was a bit surprising. "I am have lived an average...

Sorrow in joy: Robin Williams' passing gives insight into what's behind the laughter

There is something tragic about someone with promise who dies well before his time. But there is something especially poignant about someone whose calling it is to make other people laugh who can no longer find joy in his own...

Right choice: U.S. has moral obligation to stand up in Iraq

It is not about Christians vs. Muslims. It is not even about the continuing unrest in Iraq -- although that matters, too. The reason that there was a need to act -- and to act quickly -- to save...

What's right: President's decision on vacation nothing short of stuning

There are times when commentary doesn't have anything to do with policy or Republicans and Democrats. There are times when a decision so stuns that it cannot pass without comment, and wonder. So it is with President Barack Obama's decision...

Heroes honored: Purple Heart recipients carried courage into battle

We will never understand what they went through or what they live with today. But the county's Purple Heart recipients can teach us a couple of lessons -- especially as we look at continuing strife and challenges overseas. They...

Care required: Another potential hot spot gets visit from secretary of state

Secretary of State John Kerry does not have a good record when it comes to the execution of foreign policy. So far, he has failed dismally in his efforts in the Middle East and, most recently, in specific, in his...

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