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Stuff the Bus: Your donations will help prepare a child for the start of school

It is something most of us don't think about. After all, we might assume, doesn't every child have what he or she needs to start school off right? But the truth is that getting school clothes and supplies is an...

Borderline: Show refugee children compassion -- but fix broken immigration policy

It is not easy for Americans to turn people away -- especially not children. It is in our history -- and likely in our DNA. Many of us come from immigrant stock and have heard stories of relatives who came...

United mice: County, city, schools could forge a new direction for future

If you give a mouse a cookie, he will ask for a glass of milk, the children's book warns. And, for decades, taxpayers have felt that way about handing politicians more of their hard-earned money. They come by the fear...

Marine's plight: Whatever happened to no soldier or citizen should be left behind

It seems hard to believe that it has been 100-plus days since a former U.S. Marine was detained in Mexico for bringing legally registered guns across that country's borders. And it seems even harder to believe that the government in...

Tragedy: Wilson family's story could be one heard right here in city

The child was 7 years old, just barely old enough to have completed the first grade and to perhaps be looking forward to the second. And in a moment, because of some thug's bullet meant for someone else, a...

The truth lost: The problem with a government with no watchdog

There are new stories every day coming from the southern border of the United States. Some say the numbers have been altered to make the Obama administration look less incompetent and to keep the public in the dark about...

Soccer plan: Idea for a complex a good one, as long as budget stays well in hand

There are not too many Wayne County residents in general, and Goldsboro residents in particular, who are standing around with dollars falling out of their pockets because they have so much money. In fact, more and more citizens are...

True valor: Let's hope nation never forgets what it means to be a hero

Another Medal of Honor ceremony -- not that they are all that common. Few people actually receive this rare honor. Another harrowing tale of a young man facing terrible odds who does not back down, does not give up,...

Celebration day: Mount Olive community should be proud of what it has accomplished

Sometimes the best way to get something done is to do it yourself. That's exactly what happened when the community decided to band together in Mount Olive and the surrounding areas to get the county to build a new library...

Blame Europe -- U.S. officials are right about one thing: Europe needs to wake up

There have been more than a few officials -- including cagey Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- saying that the next step in the continuing crisis in the Ukraine should come from Europe. The good...

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