Columnist: Stanley Peele

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

The man who would not hurt a fly

Back in 2010, when Blake Mitchell was 4 years old, he lived in a large home northeast of Hillsborough.  Living with him were his mom, Christine; his dad, Joseph Mitchell; his two older siblings, who were 10 and 13; and his granddad, Peter Perolini.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 10:32 PM

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity of OU

A video was posted online which shows several students on a bus.  The students were members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma.  They were doing a chant which included the following racial slurs: “There will never be a n—SAE.  You can hang ‘em from a tree, but he’ll never sign with me.  There will never be a n—SAE.”

 

Mar. 10, 2015 @ 10:07 PM

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Feb. 28, 2015 @ 09:07 PM

Our reaction to the triple murder

A newlywed couple, Deah Barakat and Yusor Abu-Salha, and Abu-Salha's sister, Razan Abu-Salha were murdered in Chapel Hill on Feb. 10.

Our first reaction to that was horror.  The second reaction was fear.  Many people asked the police, “Are we safe?”


Feb. 10, 2015 @ 06:45 PM

Alabama’s Judge Roy Moore – not again!

Judge Roy Moore is Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. His life is far more interesting than fictional stories.


Jan. 31, 2015 @ 09:55 PM

Art Pope - powerful political power broker

Art Pope was director of organization for the gubernatorial campaign of Jim Martin, and Pope served as special counsel to Gov. Martin.  He owns Variety Wholesalers,

He was delegate to the Republican National Convention three times.   Pope served the N.C. House of Representatives in 1988 and remained in office several years.    He was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 11:48 AM

Two saintly people pilot Kid's Warehouse

Recently, a group of good Samaritans gave a five-star dinner to 50 homeless people.  The dining room was elegantly decorated.  Filet mignon and other fine food was served.


Jan. 03, 2015 @ 06:15 PM

Safron vs. Council outcome – the sky won’t fall

In April 2009, Helena Safron, a graduate student at UNC, was riding her bicycle on Dairyland Road.  Behind her, Mary Council was driving her car.  Council saw Safron ahead of her, so she slowed down, and then pulled into the left lane to pass Safron.  While she was passing Safron at about 30 miles per hour, her passenger-side mirror struck Safron.  They both stopped. Council offered Safron a ride, but Safron declined, and told Council she could leave.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 07:07 PM

To kill a pit bull dog

According to the N.C. Court of Appeals, the facts in the case of the State of North Carolina Vs. Gerberding are these:

In December 2012 Nester Gerberding and her brother Kevin lived together in a home in Durham with Tank, a pit bull dog. 


Dec. 02, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

What are limits of free speech on the web?

Anthony Elonis, from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, posted several messages on Facebook that were graphically violent rap lyrics.  The messages were about killing and mutilating his estranged wife, firing a weapon in kindergarten class and assaulting an FBI agent.


Nov. 18, 2014 @ 10:41 PM

Twelve reasons we should be thankful

There are an infinite number of things we can be thankful for.  We can forget them when times are rough.  Here are some of the things we can be thankful for.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 01:16 PM

Brittany Maynard takes her own life

Brittany Maynard did exactly what she promised to do.  She caused a national debate about physician-assisted suicide.  A few months ago she told journalists that she planned to end her life November 1; and did exactly that.   She did so by swallowing lethal drugs allowed under an Oregon law allowing terminally ill people to choose when to die. She was 29 years old.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 06:57 PM

Contenders for Martin seat on Court of Appeals

A strange thing happened during the first week of August 2014.   The Martin seat on the NC Court of Appeals was vacated.  The election will be in the November general election. On the morning of Aug. 1, no candidate had filed for that seat.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 09:52 PM

A judicial quagmire on Election Day

In November, the voters will face an extremely important appellate court race.  However, it will be a judicial quagmire: too many candidates!


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 07:01 PM

Don’t let grievances hide ‘light of the world in you’

 “A Course in Miracles” is a book that has given spiritual guidance to people since 1976. It contains many lessons.