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We don’t have to travel very far each day before having the privilege of passing an American flag on display. The flag represents honor, respect, freedom and pride for our country as well as helping us remember those who currently serve and those who have served our country. 

Say what you will about the state of things in North Carolina, but Florence’s raging floodwaters and fierce winds couldn’t stop us from living out the Golden Rule.  

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 21:44

COLUMN: Is the Bible 'pro-government?'

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Is the Bible “pro-government?”

Simple answer, no.

We applaud Richmond County’s law enforcement officers who recently went through Crisis Intervention Team training, learning how to better deal with those who may be mentally ill or have developmental disabilities.

As North Carolina lawmakers convene the General Assembly’s 2019 long session today, student journalists, educators and press freedom advocates are calling on state legislatures throughout the country to end censorship of high school student media. 

The longest partial "government shutdown" in U.S. history ended on Jan. 25. To get Leviathan's gears turning at full speed again, President Donald Trump said uncle on funding for his pet border wall project in return for a three-week "return to normalcy."

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:49

COLUMN: Tillis is still all in with Trump

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North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis continues to make occasional feints in the direction of moderation — be it on Russian meddling or immigration — but they invariably turn out to be only that: mere feints.

Rep. George Holding and Sen. Thom Tillis say they want to work themselves out of a job. 

The Republican pair sponsored legislation last week proposing a constitutional amendment that would limit lawmakers to two six-year Senate terms or six two-year terms in the House of Representatives. 

The single most important issue during every legislative session is the approval or revision of North Carolina’s state budget. For the 2019-20 session about to get underway, the political implications of the budget debate are going to be nearly as important as the policy implications.

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