Opinion: Editorials

Jun. 19, 2015 @ 08:04 AM

Senate budget’s flaws

The version of the state budget put forth by the State Senate differs from the House version in many ways, but three in particular are problematic.


Jun. 18, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Today's editorial cartoon, June 20


Jun. 16, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

A worthy borrowing plan

If you spend much time driving North Carolina’s highways, you know many are in sad shape.  Pockmarked pavement, inadequate capacity, uncertain bridges and overpasses – many of our roads are showing their age and the effects of years of starved highway budgets unable to keep up either with vital maintenance or increasing demand.


Jun. 16, 2015 @ 06:34 AM

A kitchen for a community

Durham’s West End neighborhood, one of the city’s oldest, like many in the city had 
some rough sledding in the latter part of the 20th century. In 1980, the Durham Historic 
and Architectural reported rather glumly: 

Jun. 15, 2015 @ 12:28 AM

Two close calls for council

We may be nearing summer’s “lazy, hazy days,” and the temperature feels like we’re there, but the Durham City Council confronts a couple of decisions that might have seemed relatively routine but have become quite contentious.


Jun. 13, 2015 @ 09:39 PM

Affordable housing challenge

Durham City Council members pondering a new condominium project downtown – a project that will up for a council vote on Monday – zeroed in last week on a question that promises to get more and more attention as downtown residential development continues to accelerate.


Jun. 12, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Fallout continues for UNC

A crucial accrediting agency this week left no doubt, if anyone still had a shred, that academic infractions have seriously compromised the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Jun. 11, 2015 @ 08:36 AM

Ill-advised bills on pause

Two ill-considered pieces of legislation in the General Assembly – where by this time in the session the pace quickens and developments can be unpredictable – are hanging in the balance.


Jun. 10, 2015 @ 12:53 AM

ADF, a Durham treasure

For the next six weeks, Durham will be immersed in dance as the American Dance Festival unfurls its 82nd season.


Jun. 08, 2015 @ 06:27 PM

One stage over, another begins

It is the season for the strains of Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance” to waft across auditoriums and gymnasiums, as high school graduations are in full swing.


Jun. 08, 2015 @ 06:41 AM

UNC’s continuing nightmare

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s nightmare over academic fraud infiltrating its athletic programs is far from over. he NCAA’s “Notice of Allegations” delivered to the school last month and released by UNC last week underscored that inescapable reality even further. 


Jun. 07, 2015 @ 07:47 AM

Paving the way to changes

The City Council expected a fairly cut-and-dried decision Monday on a proposal for 
changes on a busy stretch of Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard. 

Jun. 06, 2015 @ 07:47 AM

A good week’s work

There is no shortage of weighty issues this page could address today, but it’s the 
weekend. Let’s take a few moments to celebrate some profoundly good works by people 
in the area. 

Jun. 04, 2015 @ 10:51 PM

Troubling charges at NCCU

It is hard to understate the importance of N.C. Central University to the history and character of Durham, and the school’s contribution to this state and especially to its African-American community.


Jun. 04, 2015 @ 06:38 AM

Upholding career status

The picture has brightened a bit lately for North Carolina’s embattled teachers, and they 
got a significant boost Tuesday from the state Court of Appeals.