Displaying items by tag: Civil War

Monday, 25 May 2020 12:11

COLUMN: Honoring our fallen soldiers

The meaning of Memorial Day is "remembrance:” a day to honor our fallen soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Published in Lifestyle

Politicians and government health officials’ justification for decreeing shutdowns of vast swaths of American life has been deterring the spread of COVID-19. According to Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, almost 40 percent of households earning less than $40,000 per year have a member who has lost their job in recent months. Depression, drug abuse, and suicide are spiking as a result of the lockdowns and “shelter-in-place” commands.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 14 February 2020 17:21

COLUMN: The war within a war

In today’s world do we really know the folks who live in our community? Probably not unless they are kin. Do we all have the same political or religious views? Certainly not. Do we go around arresting, killing or burning our neighbors homes or farms down? I hope not.

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PEMBROKE — Civil war author Kevin M. Levin will hold a lecture and book signing at UNC Pembroke’s Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub on Oct. 29.

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RALEIGH — At least 79 teacher assistants and instructors at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill are threatening to withhold grades unless their demands in the Silent Sam controversy are met, local activists say.

Published in Local News
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 13:14

COLUMN: Silent Sam to get a fort

In response to the toppling in August of the Confederate Monument at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chancellor Carol Folt and other UNC leaders have proposed a controversial solution: a new $5.3 million building on campus that will cost $800,000 a year to operate.

Some are outraged that Silent Sam will be returning to UNC at all, as one of the exhibits in the new University History and Education Center. Others, inclined to defend the state’s Civil War heritage, dislike the idea of relocating the monument to a less-traveled corner of the campus. And taxpayers across the political spectrum are aghast at the multi-million-dollar cost.

Published in Opinion