The firing of detective Brent Heavner has raised serious questions about the practices of the Lincolnton Police Department, the competency of its administration and the ability of the city’s leadership to hold its employees accountable.
Republicans in Congress have passed a budget resolution. But in the Senate, it cleared only narrowly, 51-49, with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the only Republican vote against it. Total price tag for the budget? $4 trillion. Even by today’s standards, that’s hefty.
Republican legislators just granted easier ballot access to unaffiliated candidates. Except for unaffiliated candidates who want to run against them.
The fight goes on. By now, you have your paper with that pink front page, part of our annual campaign to ramp up the fight against breast cancer during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In a thankfully predictable continuation of his commitment to protect North Carolina consumers, state Attorney General Josh Stein is joining 18 other attorneys general in a federal lawsuit to block the foolish and purely political maneuver of President Trump to stop federal subsidies for tho…
Many issues divide us these days, but Meals on Wheels shouldn’t be one of them. We thought about that as Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper came through town to honor the program, just as Republican politicians and other Democrats have done in years past.
The Lincolnton City Council is once again wading into dangerous waters in the debate about the street preachers that regularly attend downtown events.
The past several days have been fraught with bad news. The mass shooting in Las Vegas, the destruction of vast parts of Puerto Rico in a hurricane, the death of rock legend Tom Petty, clashes between protestors and law enforcement in Spain. It would be easy to take a dim view of life in 2017…
The push by the Trump administration for oil and gas exploration off the Atlantic coast began with Trump’s bombastic rhetoric and anything-but-Obama themes in his campaign and in the early months of his presidency.