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Fore! If Dems don't get their game together, 2020 will hit before they know it

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been making the rounds on the talk show circuit to promote her new book detailing her thoughts on why she lost the presidency. In it she says that the more successful a woman...

To the 4th: Storied fighter wing lives its history every day

It's a difficult thing watching a fellow service member die -- unimaginable. For those who haven't experienced the horror, may you never. But whether the life is lost in combat, in training to execute the mission, or in the course...

Essentials: Latest grades for schools underscore severity of problems

Gov. Roy Cooper visited a couple of Wayne County schools Wednesday, the same day we learned that two other of the county's schools are being threatened with a state takeover. Cooper's intentions were to bring school supplies to classrooms in...

Ryan gets it: Sudden expulsion of 'Dreamers' would hurt us all

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday that President Donald Trump "made the right call" when he placed the fate of some 800,000 so-called Dreamers in the hands of Congress. An immediate action from the Oval Office might have led to...

Sparky and the marshal: With gratitude to retiring Fire Capt. John Morton

We wish Capt. John Morton well in his retirement from the Goldsboro Fire Department and from his post as the city's fire marshal. In addition to inspecting city buildings and new facilities as they were constructed, Morton also played an...

Exodus: Departures from Congress give GOP cause to worry

The number of Republican House members mulling either retirement or returns to the private sector continues to grow. At least four members have stated publicly they will not seek re-election, two are considering retirement and one is hinting at a...

9/11: Anniversary forever calls to mind what changed, what endures

Victims continue to be added to the list. War. Cancer. Post-traumatic stress. The events of the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, claimed more lives in one fell swoop than any other terror event in history, prior to or since. And...

Groundwork: Unexpected deal could serve as model after the storm

The president was able to strike a startling deal with Democrats Wednesday to keep the federal government funded beyond the end-of-the-month deadline, as well as to pass a $15.3 billion relief package for the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. The...

State of emergency: Declaration isn't a call to panic -- but the time to prepare is now

There should be no delaying in preparing for Hurricane Irma. We saw less than a year ago what a relatively weak storm is capable of if moving slowly enough to drop a significant amount of rain fall. Matthew led to...

After DACA: Questions linger about impact and what Congress will do

Congress now has six months to decide a new policy -- should it opt to -- that would allow more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to remain in this country as eligible workers. President Donald...

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