Opinion

Do we really need a freeway?

To the Editor: On June 9 of this year, the North Carolina Department of Transportation did a very good job of presenting the four alternative ... Read more | Add your comment

Small price pays for big rewards

In 2007, legislation passed by the N.C. General Assembly gave to counties a local-option, quarter-cent sales tax. The sales tax (G.S. 105-535) must be approved ... Read more | Add your comment

We don’t do ‘hurry-up’ very well

With 35 years in this business, all spent at North Carolina-based newspapers, I consider myself an authority on Southern living. Over the years, I’ve penned ... Read more | Add your comment

Story quotes espoused hatred

To the Editor: The quotes from local ministers regarding the potential for recognition of marriage equality in North Carolina (Saturday, Aug. 2, Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald) were ... Read more | Add your comment

35 years; ‘water’melons; Brunswick stew less

Maybe it only felt like 110 degrees on Aug. 2, 1979. I was as nervous as a you-know-what in church on that steaming hot summer ... Read more | Add your comment