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Good team: Eastern North Carolina 'lucky in legislators'

You won't read our coverage of this morning's Wayne County Chamber of Commerce's Eggs and Issues breakfast with the state legislators until Sunday. There was just too much to digest and to report before our deadline. But when you read...

The tapes: Planned Parenthood controversy should be addressed

Abortion is not a pleasant business. Any video taken in any clinic is going to be full of images that will make many people cringe. And there is no question that the Planned Parenthood videos have made many in...

Lost lion: American hunter draws reprisals for hunting incident

If you heard the story this morning about Cecil the lion, you probably gasped a bit -- especially if you are one of those people who loves animals. What a senseless act. What a loss. The beloved lion had been...

More interest: The number of Republican candidates not really a punchline

 There is no question -- 16 candidates is quite a haul. But then again, 10 is quite a few, too. So, it is understandable that there is going to need to be a winnowing process to conduct the Republican debates....

More lives lost: Louisiana shooting adds another sad statistic

It used to shock us -- almost make the country stand still -- when we learned about a heinous act like the shooting in Louisiana. We would pause and mourn the loss of the innocent lives and think about how...

Warning: Disability trust fund deficit sign of what's come to pass

What do you suppose happens when no one is minding the store when it comes to government programs? What happens when the numbers are so large and the bureaucracy is so big and unwieldy that no one is really checking...

Easy 'yea': Sometimes there is no question which is right way to vote

This one is a no-brainer. There is absolutely no reason that anyone, anywhere should have a problem with a one percent increase in the hotel tax for all of Wayne County. We understand that some people might be incensed...

A little help: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base airmen did a good deed for city

More than a few airmen have invested more than a few hours in helping the city of Goldsboro put its plane back into shape. The F-86 Sabre, newly refurbished, will now take its place at the entrance to the city's...

A real threat: There's no room for pretending that terrorists are neutralized

It is going to take something big. Negotiating with Muslim terrorists has not worked -- and neither has the "changing hearts and minds" approach. And it is time for those in Washington who think otherwise to wake up -- and...

Mourning: Chattanooga shooting victims should be in our prayers

There will be time to talk about policy later. There will be a lot of analysis over the next few days about the events that led to the deaths of four Marines. We will wonder why -- and, more importantly,...

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