N.C. educators and the state’s education system have become a political cudgel for a non-related political agenda and the outcome is a loss for the state, its teachers and students.
As the county board of education begins the search for a new school superintendent to replace Mat Bottoms who retired at the end of last year, they should take stock of his skills and success in developing strong relations with the county’s students, their parents and business community.
The recent decision by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the state Board of Education to diminish high school history in lieu of financial literacy is a misguided attempt to correct economic problems created by national and academic leaders.
The death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani has ignited arguments about the president’s authority to take action to protect the country. Amid that international controversy the phrase World War III has been introduced in digital memes and even political rhetoric, a term that is both incend…
Appearing on this page is a letter from my brother Walter announcing his retirement, and in the process selling his interest in Carteret Publishing Company to my wife Nikki and myself. This represents a major change for both families but not for the readers and community this newspaper has s…
With the beginning of a new year and the end of 2019, so ended my time as president, editor and co-publisher with the Carteret News-Times, after nearly 54 years writing about local, state and national news, with a conservative bent, I’ve retired.
As we slowly or quickly — perhaps depending on where you live along with your health — advance into 2020, we don’t look forward to the ugliness that will undoubtedly come into sharp focus in this new year. Because it has certainly pervaded 2019.
Watching the grotesque magic-lantern show of a largely violent and unChristian world, what is there to say that does not sound like sermonizing or — worse — like that smug if truthful line in Band Aid’s song, “Tonight thank God it’s them instead of you.”