T he more you think about it, the stingier Moore County looks in its decision to allocate only half a loaf to the county school system for its proposed digital learning initiative.
N orth Carolina already has a pretty good Open Meetings Law. It got that way at least partly because of pressure from news media organizations over the years. But the law doesn't just benefit reporters. It requires public bodies to keep their meetings open to any member of the public who wants to be there.
K udos to Phil Ford, for doing so much to lend his legendary influence as a basketball star at UNC-Chapel Hill to a program to assist with the funding of the N.C. Association of Free Clinics in general - and the Moore Free Care Clinic in particular.
Birdie: By Pinehurst resident Joyce Franke, who spoke out a decade ago to set in motion a movement that culminated Thursday with the private unveiling of the Timmel Pavilion. This is the final large step in the creation of the Pinehurst Arboretum, a marvelous addition to the village ambience.
Listen to Bob Etheridge. He's not only a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He also served from 1989 to 1996 as North Carolina's superintendent of public instruction.
Caleb Miles calls it "almost a no-brainer," but a lot of brainpower has obviously gone into Moore Opportunity, an imaginative project to develop a website for promoting our county to the rest of the world.
"T he more you spend, the more you pay," State Sen. Phil Berger said Tuesday. "The less you spend, the less you pay."
For a couple of decades now, state legislators seem to have been living a lie. It was a convenient lie, but a lie nonetheless.
"Let us strive ... to care for him who shall have borne the battle," Abraham Lincoln urged in his second inaugural. But when it comes to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, we have too often dismally failed to do that.
A nytime the two Jims - Holshouser and Hunt - strongly agree on anything, you can be pretty sure they're right. And when it comes to the matter of public financing of judicial elections, they most certainly are.
O f all the unmet needs in North Carolina, surely the desperate shortage of adequate facilities for the mentally ill would come near the top of anybody's list.
A look at some of the best and worst from this week.
About those Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly who want a new law making it OK for concealed-carry permit holders to take their guns into restaurants where liquor is sold: They want to go back to the Wild West, right?
It is hard to read Dr. Aaron Spence's lengthy piece elsewhere on this page without concluding that the Moore County public schools are, to borrow a phrase from Allstate, in good hands.
The Republicans now in charge of the North Carolina General Assembly are always telling us they're the ones who favor small government and don't want central authorities telling local ones how to run their affairs.