Opinion: Editorials

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 01:13 AM

Good people doing good works

When The Herald-Sun’s Greg Childress dropped in on the Durham Freedom School’s summer reading enrichment program this week, enthusiastic students were “drumming, hand-clapping, foot-stomping and … spelling out the words G-O-O-D M-O-R-N-I-N-G in their loudest outside voices.”


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 06:56 PM

A Chamber champion

In October 2007, Casey Steinbacher left South Florida to become president and CEO of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce.

Two months later what came to be known as the Great Recession began.

Talk about good timing. 


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 07:11 PM

Don't add secrecy to the lethal-injection formula

The legislative urgency to get North Carolina back into executing murderers has reached a fever pitch that looks a lot like bloodlust. It's an ugly spectacle.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 09:40 AM

Slow down for safety

Chances are, we’ve all had these experiences:

You’re crossing the street, in a marked crosswalk with one of those signs that reminds motorists they must stop for pedestrians – and realized that if you try to stubbornly cling to your rights, it won’t end well with that speeding car showing no signs of slowing.


Jul. 27, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Keep eye on virtual charters

North Carolina’s venture into virtual charter schools will be run, a story in The Herald-Sun on Sunday noted, from neighboring offices here in Durham.


Jul. 26, 2015 @ 07:14 AM

Our state’s poor ranking

A new report out last week served as yet another reminder that, in the present-day United States, millions of families are mired in poverty.


Jul. 24, 2015 @ 10:59 PM

Good work, times 3

As has been our custom from time to time this summer, we’d like to use this Saturday space to recognize some good deeds and good works around the community.


Jul. 24, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

Life skills that save lives

Capt. David Jacobs of the Durham Fire Department understands the importance of first responders to saving lives – and, by extension, to better public health.


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 12:11 PM

Life skills that save lives

Capt. David Jacobs of the Durham Fire Department understands the importance of first responders to saving lives – and, by extension, to better public health.


Jul. 22, 2015 @ 03:20 PM

Enjoy view while it lasts, Donald

We would love to simply ignore the ridiculous rantings and ramblings of Donald Trump, since attention is what he craves more than anything else.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 08:47 PM

Parking among growing pains

Durham, in a period of rapid growth and transformation, is discovering that with such good fortune come growing pains.


Jul. 19, 2015 @ 09:49 PM

Appeal of year-round school

We may still be in the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, and our mental calendars may not expect to hear the sound of school bells for several more weeks. But for about 1 in 10 Durham Public School students, today is the first day of the 2015-16 school year.


Jul. 18, 2015 @ 10:25 PM

‘Confederate memorial,’ R.I.P.

In 1983, when the Orange County Historical Museum moved into the building that had served as the county library since its construction in the early 1930s, the museum directors asked the town to replace its sign.

“Confederate Memorial Library 1934,” the sign on the building’s portico proclaimed. It had been put there when the library opened at the request of the Daughters of the Confederacy, which had chipped in $7,000 toward the building.


Jul. 18, 2015 @ 07:49 AM

Opening more digital doors

It has been a blockbuster couple of weeks here for helping less-affluent citizens over the 
digital divide. 

Jul. 17, 2015 @ 10:43 AM

Close a laundering loophole

Talk about a loophole – a major operator of Internet sweepstakes operations in North Carolina apparently found, wittingly or just luckily (for him, not the state) a gaping one.