Our opinion/editorial section is malfunctioning. We will get it back up as soon as possible.
The Times' Editorial/Opinion section disappeared this morning due to probably something I did.
Sorry. Here is a fresh page without the prior posted opinions. No conspiracy here, just most likely a sticky mouse.
Take a deep breath.
Is someone lighting up a cigarette nearby?
If you are in the Franklin Regional Medical Center parking lot come July, there won’t be much of a chance you will get even a hint of tobacco smoke.
GOOD MORNING: John W. “Wally” Bowman, chief engineer for the NCDOT’S 5th Highway Division (Durham, Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance and Wake counties) is scheduled to meet with the 401 Citizens Action Committee Thursday night.
The meeting will be conducted in the media center at Louisburg High School beginning promptly at 7p.m. and is open to the public.
I consider myself fortunate, lucky, even blessed to be a minority when in the presence of my best friends.
As a college student -- woe is me for the days since passed -- I had a great many friends. There was never any shortage of people to hang out with, play basketball with, jive with at a party or related soirée or just casually address sports or music or whatever as the case may have been. But I had only a narrow core group of friends that I could reliably count on to have my back no matter what the situation may have been. No matter what the issue, and no matter who else was involved, I knew that these guys would take up for me, defend me, absorb my pain, quell my spiritual paroxysm, or bathe my dead body so that I may wander cleansed throughout the realms of the mysterious afterlife.
Even in the best of economic times, many rural counties in North Carolina have struggled.
Jobs have been lost due to the downsizing of traditional rural industries like textiles, apparel and furniture, as well as from restructuring in agriculture. Urban areas like the Research Triangle, Charlotte, Wilmington and Asheville have garnered the big economic headlines and job announcements.
While the current debate about business bailouts and economic stimulus has its share of learned arguments and sophisticated analysis, there’s a quick way to get to the core of the issue.
Is personal responsibility a social good or a social evil?