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For decades North Carolina has ranked near the bottom of all states in the country when it comes to the public’s right to know what went wrong when a government employee is transferred, demoted, or terminated for disciplinary reasons.

Published in Opinion

Today we honor a local leading lady that was once referred to as the “Queen Bee,” the mother of all reporters, the moral compass of the newsroom — Hamlet native, Catherine Monk. 

Published in Lifestyle
Thursday, 10 February 2022 23:39

COLUMN: Dreams come true on a smaller scale

Since turning 40 last year, I’ve taken the time to reflect on childhood aspirations and where I am in life.

If you had asked me when I was a student at West Craven High School where I thought I’d be in 25 years, an award-winning journalist in Richmond County wouldn’t have been anywhere on my list.

Published in Lifestyle

For more than 40 years, Rockingham native Barry Saunders has kept readers both entertained and informed as a journalist and columnist.

Published in Lifestyle
Wednesday, 29 December 2021 14:01

Newspaper publisher, civil rights advocate dies at 78

WILMINGTON —The Black Press and African-American community have lost a legendary leader, fighter and advocate for human rights, civil rights, and justice. Indeed, one of her most successful efforts made worldwide news.

Published in Lifestyle

I have always had a bad attitude toward official secrets regardless of who is keeping them. That prejudice and John Kenneth Galbraith are to blame for an unauthorized withdrawal I made from the World Bank. 

Published in Opinion

As Thanksgiving approaches, I usually take a little time to think about who and what I'm thankful for and express my (gratitude). That seems to be the point, after all. This year, for various reasons, my thoughts and appreciation turn toward journalists, newspapers, and other news media.

Published in Opinion

PEMBROKE — UNC Pembroke graduate Octavia Johnson was among 21 students nationwide selected to participate in the 2021 National Association of Black Journalists Student Multimedia Project. 

Published in Lifestyle
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 22:36

OPINION: Breaking a broken rule

During her 1927 obscenity trial, the judge reportedly asked Mae West if she was "trying to show contempt for this court?”

West infamously quipped, "I was trying my best to conceal it."

Published in Opinion

There are a lot of reasons to be outraged by the recent preposterous decision of UNC-Chapel Hill leaders to deny academic tenure to acclaimed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and instead hire her as a contract employee.

Published in Opinion
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