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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Facebook frenzy -- Bottom line is: No one is sure future generations will pay

The new world of technology has created a rather interesting dilemma -- how to pay for the personnel, the overhead and everything else that goes into the technology that collects the information that everyone wants to use for free. And...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

At last: The primary battle is officially over. Now, let's talk policy.

Texas put the period on the end of the sentence in the race for the Republican nomination for president of the United States. And thank goodness the bickering and finger-pointing are over and we can get down to the...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Danger zone: City's budget proposal will bear watching

Sure, where residents want to put stuff is important, so it is not surprising that so many people had so much to say about rezoning permits this week. And we won't even get into the debacle that is becoming the...

Monday, May 28, 2012

Perilous subtext: Insistence on texting while driving endangers all who share the road

Today is the end of one of the biggest travel weekends of the year, and over that weekend, many people across the country were talking about the decision by a court that a girl who texted her boyfriend while he...

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Heroes, all: Memorial Day is our chance to say thank you

Most of them were barely more than children themselves. Yet, they answered a call. Many of them were volunteers. Some simply drew a draft card number that sent them overseas. But in the end, whether they were from the Greatest...

Friday, May 25, 2012

Fun, good work: Alumni make sure the legacy of a good education carries on

A lot of fun will be had this weekend as members of the Dillard/Goldsboro graduating classes gather in the city to mark their respective reunions. Old friends will reunite, and plenty of parties will be had. But underneath all...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It means jobs: Taking care of those who build the businesses is critical

You will be hearing a lot about capitalism in the next few months as the presidential campaign begins to heat up across the country. Some will try to make you see businesses as demons, while others will point out...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Free speech: Teacher's mistake? Forgetting Constitution's lessons

It is not about the politics, although some people will say that is all it is about. But the hoopla created over the YouTube video of a North Carolina teacher refusing to allow criticism of President Barack Obama should...

Monday, May 21, 2012

New vision: Arts Council's plan well worth community's support

When the money gets tight, one of the first places communities look to cut is support for the arts. The theory is that the arts are a luxury, not a necessity like road repairs. And that is a shame. This...

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A victory: Wayne County's Relay a chance to see you all shine bright

It is impossible to walk through a Wayne County Relay for Life without a tear forming in your eye. At every turn there is a story, a love story, really, about someone who is missing someone or a family or...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Input needed: Public health survey might actually make things better

Public initiatives that ask opinions from community members do not often have any real impact -- mostly because the people who really need to be asked never even see the survey. But the public health survey being conducted around...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Not guilty: Get ready. John Edwards is going to go penalty-free.

The prosecution in the campaign finance trial might have proven that former U.S. Sen. John Edwards lacks something when it comes to moral values. They might even have proven that his behavior with regard to his family and the conduct...

Monday, May 14, 2012

Inspirational: The American dream -- realized

To realize his dream, Gac Filipaj, 52, had to mop floors and juggle a job with his studies at Columbia University. It was not easy, but neither was the life he left in Yugoslavia. And this weekend, after all...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A diploma: It is the key to evening out the playing field

One of the big laments these days is that there is a big divide between the haves and have nots. And, the critics say, the playing field needs to be evened out to allow those who are struggling to...

Friday, May 11, 2012

Achievers: WCC Basic Skills program graduates should be proud

It is not easy earning a diploma of any kind. But it takes special courage to gather yourself together and pursue a high school diploma after your high school days are over. It is not only the work involved and...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Remembered: Annual ceremony honors those who serve their communities

They don't need a ceremony to affirm just how dangerous their career field is. They don't need to hear taps to remember the comrades who fell in the line of duty. They carry those men and women in their...

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A new watch: Primaries might be over, but there is much to prove

For many of those who claimed victories in Tuesday's North Carolina primary, the battle is not over yet. And voters should make sure that those who won a chance to ask voters to support them in November are not allowed...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Voter interest: It is good to see more people making their voices heard

It is not such an easy thing these days to be interested in politics. It is no wonder considering the incredibly disappointing performance of some elected officials and a real concern about the accuracy of the results and information...

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Use some sense: When you take the politics out, solutions to problems become obvious

Never fear. We have solved the crisis in America. We admit, it took a while to figure it out, but we have finally, after much trial and error, come up with exactly what this country needs to get back...

Friday, May 4, 2012

Time to pray: There's nothing wrong with gathering to give thanks

Across Goldsboro Thursday, county residents paused to remember their faith and to honor it. The National Day of Prayer offers citizens the opportunity to gather together, to think about the goodness in their lives and to join hands as...

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bravo Jack: Thank goodness SOMEONE is watching city dollars

No need to belabor the point, but gee, perhaps there really is an easy solution to the city's seeming inability to come up with ideas to spend money that don't make the taxpayers' heads hurt. All we need to...

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

It's time: This go-around, the county jail needs to be fixed now and right

To say that there are problems at the Wayne County Jail is the world's biggest understatement. And to say that it is more than time to do something about the concerns is one, too. When the ceiling tiles are falling...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cha-ching: Don't be fooled -- you are paying for president's campaign sweeps

OK, so the truth is, President Barack Obama cannot travel anywhere without his Secret Service detail and there are certain costs involved with fueling up Air Force One. So, it is understood that he would incur some extra expenses...