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Ratings of North Carolina universities

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The college “rankings” came out this week, and three North Carolina schools earned places in the Top 30. This was not the football poll. Duke, Wake Forest and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may not make that listing this fall. It was more important. The U.S. News…

Four books, four struggles

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D.G. MARTIN Syndicated Columnist Could a miracle hair straightening ignite a deadly epidemic? Can a scientist persuade you that the findings of his discipline show the existence of God? Can the research and experience of a young woman struggling to have a child provide aid and comfort to others in…

Partisan decline is nothing new

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist RALEIGH — In September, the GOP officially became the third-largest group of registered voters in North Carolina, as the number of unaffiliated voters surpassed Republican registration for the first time. In September, the North Carolina Republican Party continued to add registered voters while the Democratic Party…

Salary suspicions: Generosity trumps all

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ED FEULNER Syndicated Columnist Let’s face it. When it comes to historical markers and monuments, especially ones related to the Civil War, we hear more about destruction than dedication these days. So it was refreshing to note, as we marked the 155th anniversary of the battle of Antietam on September…

Guest View— Pitching in to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey

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It didn’t take long for North Carolinians to begin pitching to in help our neighbors who are suffering under the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey. That’s just how we operate. There were immediate donations to the Red Cross and other national organizations, including some that focus on the pets that…

On Reform, quicken the pace

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist RALEIGH — The annual testing data and report cards for North Carolina’s public schools are out. Here are the headlines. Achievement rose in some areas and declined in others, with most changes being fairly small. Our graduation rate continued to rise, but other data suggest some…

Don’t let a coin toss pick your Mayor

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COLIN CAMPBELL Syndicated Columnist RALEIGH — The decision to oust the incumbent mayor of North Carolina’s largest city came down to a margin of just 3,398 voters — 0.6 percent of the registered voters in Charlotte. Pathetic voter turnout in municipal races is nothing new, and the 8.73 percent turnout…

Guest View— Chapel Hill denies Spencer speech

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By denying them a place to speak, some American colleges are playing right into white nationalists’ hands. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill became the latest school to unwisely make a First Amendment martyr out of a racist blowhard last week when it announced it will not rent…

Four dates Carolinians should know

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JOHN HOOD Syndicated Columnist Now that North Carolinians can put “First in Freedom” on their license plates, again, it’s worth taking a moment to remember key moments in American history when people from our state played an outsized role in the fight for freedom — that is, for individual liberty,…

Three problems with Trump’s Afghanistan strategy

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SAHAR KHAN Guest Columnist Last month, President Trump outlined his new strategy for Afghanistan that calls for increasing troops on the ground, a reverse of the Obama administration’s policy of gradual withdrawal. The President also reprimanded Pakistan for continuing to harbor militants while urging India to assist the United States…

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