City makes great strides with wayfinding signs

Progress is imperative, and promotion a must in this fast-paced, constantly changing world in which we live. That’s why it’s refreshing to...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Confronting the evil in Orlando

Confronting the evil in Orlando

I make notes on a yellow legal pad that I keep at my desk. It may be from a devotion I read that morning, something I heard on the radio, something I ...

June 26th, 2016 |  


School leadership shifts good ones

Just as sure as spring temperatures shift to the hot, humid weather that summer brings, parents can often expect an educational shift in personnel, mo...

June 26th, 2016 |  


HBCUs expand access and success

HBCUs expand access and success

There is something special and unique about the HBCU experience – for me, that Aggie Pride.Historically black colleges and universities became a...

June 19th, 2016 |  


Be careful with the name

Be careful with the name

“What’s in your wallet?” You probably quickly recognized that question from the credit card commercial on TV. There’s Samuel L...

June 19th, 2016 updated: June 19th, 2016. |  


A tradition ends

Twenty-one years ago, Ermon Godwin strolled the Walter Ragan field at the old Midway High School pointing out where the stage for that year’s Ho...

June 17th, 2016 updated: June 17th, 2016. |  


Your tax dollars at work

Your tax dollars at work

I never liked going to court. But sometimes it was necessary while I was working with the N.C. Dept. of Revenue. I never really liked being the mean t...

June 12th, 2016 |  


Fantastic lures for teachers in N.C.

Oh, if the General Assembly were a sailboat, and it was launching from Hatteras, it could hit London thanks to the huffing and puffing over Republican...

June 12th, 2016 |  


Even this year, incumbents roll

All hail the establishment!Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have shown the power of an anti-establishment message this year. But if N.C. voters have th...

June 11th, 2016 |  


Don’t sit under the apple tree

Sometimes it seems memories of the past are so real, we need only to reach out and touch the hands of those we held so tightly, many sunsets ago. Most...

June 10th, 2016 |