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Friday, April 30, 2010

Reject politicians: Charlie Crist's move is nothing but politics, pure and simple

How stupid do these candidates really think the voters are in their states? You are having a bad primary season and it looks like a challenger is about to give you a run for your money, so you make...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lives lost: Keeping teens safe should be top priority for parents, officials

The North Carolina Highway Patrol has seen the worst of the worst -- youngsters who die much too young because they were not paying close enough attention or because they were driving recklessly on curvy county roads. And this...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

No other choice: Sometimes bargains come along, but the timing is just not right.

It would be nice to have a brand new recreation center in downtown Goldsboro. And it would be even nicer if it cost less than it normally would because of a downturn in the building trades that made the project...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How wrong is it? Arizona's new law is upsetting some, but are they really right?

Is it really so horrible a transgression to allow law enforcement officers the opportunity to question someone they feel might be in this country illegally? It might be an inconvenience, much like those pesky traffic stops where officers check...

Monday, April 26, 2010

Bullying ... still: The problem is age-old, but the intensity and means are much worse.

It is nothing new, not really. There have been bullies for generations -- that is part of going to school. But what should scare any parent of any student in any school are the changing means, motive and opportunity...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Volunteer power: School district, Red Cross supporters are examples to emulate

Who says one person can't make a difference? This week, the Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross honored the volunteers they say have helped the organization continue to do its job -- even in what can be...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Info deficit: Too many people are spending too little time listening to VIP facts

It should not surprise anyone that only a couple of people showed up for the Wayne County Health Department's evening meeting. The event was set up, in part, to try to offer the community the chance to hear facts...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wait, just a bit: Perhaps timing is not right to hit newly annexed residents

It is not hard to see both sides in the case involving those neighborhoods identified as part of the recent annexation fight. Even though they lost their court battle to stop the action by the city, residents in the...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Danger, danger: Higher taxes warnings suggest it might be time to set priorities

Let's face it. By the time a politician or public employee of any kind talks about a tax increase or the need for drastic budget cuts as if either is imminent, he or she has known one has been...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

No guts, no glory: Where are the leaders who are really standing up for the people they serve?

It isn't even really a major story -- the news that N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper has decided not to join other states across the nation to challenge the recently passed health care reform law. We will get to...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sticks and stones: Those who see the power always work to discredit the players

It is not all that surprising that many in the halls of power are characterizing those who gathered for the tea parties Thursday as right wing kooks, racists and nut jobs. After all, it could be more than a...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Second place: Administration's new mantra seems to be -- mediocre is OK

It is a sad turn of events really -- and one that suggests a direction for America that might make some of its citizens stand up and take notice.After years of the U.S. being the leader in space exploration, President...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Speak up: Despite what others say ... your voice really does matter.

There is power in numbers. So, if you feel a certain way about a certain topic -- whether it be the new recreation center project or the need to support a particular local group or cause -- you need...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Miner tragedy: Country mourns with families of 29 lost in mine accident in West Virginia

In one family, a brother and a son were lost, while others said goodbye to a child or a father. There is no way to watch the heartbreak and the dashed hopes of the families of the miners lost...

Friday, April 9, 2010

Pay it back ... Perhaps there is a way to recoup some money spent on crime

With the struggling economy and regular families doing the best they can to stay afloat, there seems to be only one place where there is a waiting list to get in and a great demand to reserve space --...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sneak attacks: It's not just the big things, watch out for small changes

Most voters think they only have to watch out for the big decisions that come out of Washington -- that those are the most dangerous.And, most of the time, they are. After all, they generally cost everyone the most money.But...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Thanks for the memories: We really do not ever forget that without you, there would be no us ...

Some of you have been with us for decades, while others are relatively new friends. We have shared many stories together over the years. We have helped you chronicle Wayne County's proudest moments and wept with you when tragedy...

Monday, April 5, 2010

Support 4-H'ers: Young people work hard and deserve community's backing

It is a lot more work than it seems -- raising a livestock project. Wayne County's 4-H groups have done their community proud -- performing well at not only their own fair, but on the livestock circuit as well....

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Faith, freedom: This is the weekend to remember how interconnected they really are here

Easter Sunday. It is a time for renewal of faith, a belief in miracles and spending time thinking about new beginnings and possibilities.And while we join for worship, share dinner with family and friends and hunt for eggs, there is...

Friday, April 2, 2010

A sacred trust: Being commander is true honor and an awesome responsibility

Col. Patrick Doherty is right, he should be humbled to have been chosen as the next commander of the 4th Fighter Wing -- not that it is not an honor well-earned. The colonel also seems to understand that he has...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A tinge of green: Nothing wrong with call to use less fossil fuel and to conserve

Few of us want to be told we have to -- and even fewer want to pay a penalty to make the other choice -- but like it or not, the idea that perhaps Americans could consume less energy...