Opinion: Editorials

May. 26, 2015 @ 04:31 PM

A win-win at Southern

A project at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability is a small project in the world of public works and government projects.-

May. 25, 2015 @ 04:24 PM

Cleaning up a mess

After a lengthy and spirited presentation by homeowners in two subdivisions plagued by unfinished streets, Mayor Bill Bell summed up the situation.

“I can’t support what’s being presented to us from the staff,” Bell said. “We need to find another way to deal with this.”

May. 24, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

‘That noblest of shrines’

“You must reflect that it was by courage, sense of duty, and a keen feeling of honour in action that men were enabled to win all this…

May. 22, 2015 @ 12:54 AM

Helping vets ‘conquer all’

In recent years, we’ve come to understand ever more deeply that many men and women who return from fighting our country’s wars face struggles long after they have left the field of battle.

May. 21, 2015 @ 10:38 PM

It's my way or no giveaway

Have you ever contributed to political candidates or parties?

If so, you probably didn't agree with all their policy positions. More likely, you shared enough of their principles to want to share some of your money.

Then there's Bob Luddy.

May. 21, 2015 @ 08:06 AM

Guns and non-violence

At noon today, the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham — an organization admirably dedicated despite the Herculean task it has set for itself — will convene for its monthly “Community Luncheon Roundtable.”

May. 20, 2015 @ 08:01 AM

Taxes steady, challenges ahead

Durham residents no doubt were pleased by the headline news on the city’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year: No new taxes.

May. 18, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

ACC baseball tourney a win

The ACC Baseball Tournament may not be the blockbuster that the conference’s championships in basketball and football are, but it’s an important event nonetheless. It showcases some terrific collegiate baseball – and this year, it’s right here in Durham, downtown at our Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

May. 17, 2015 @ 11:22 PM

Losing the ‘Loop’

The urge to be rid of the Downtown Loop – encircling  the center city and for years helping to strangle it – has figured in  Durham’s civic discourse for at least a couple of decades. Sometimes in the forefront, sometimes in the background, it has been consistently present.

May. 17, 2015 @ 07:43 AM

Educational paradoxes

A new set of national rankings of high schools out last week highlighted the paradox of 
education in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. The rankings contained some unabashedly 
good news – and some reminders of the serious challenges we face. 

May. 16, 2015 @ 08:17 AM

Perseverance and passion

To be sure, there is seldom a day without grim news in the world, and we and other 
media chronicle it. 

May. 15, 2015 @ 01:51 PM

‘Loyalty and friendship’

C.L. Brown, a college basketball reporter for the ESPN network, posted on his blog Wednesday, “Bill Guthridge was not Dean Smith. What made him so valuable to the North Carolina Tar Heels was that he never tried to be.”

May. 13, 2015 @ 06:11 PM

State drops the ball on 'Motor Voter' registrations

In this nation founded in dissent, we don't often find a principle or idea we all can agree on.

But few will challenge this: Our right to vote is sacred. It's the foundation of democracy. Even if we're not so reliable about showing up at the polls, we believe in doing whatever is necessary to protect it.

May. 13, 2015 @ 06:34 AM

Tantalizing partnership

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Research riangle Park are two 
pillars of this area’s emergence in the past half-century as an educational and scientific 

May. 12, 2015 @ 06:45 AM

Punching up parking fine

It was not so long ago that the notion of a parking problem in downtown Durham would 
have seemed far-fetched.  Relatively few people worked downtown, and shoppers or 
other visitors were scarce.