CN+R Columns & Opinions

Why did we elect Thom Tillis?

Our Senior Senator, Thom Tillis, has a target on his back. Angry, disillusioned partisans are calling him a traitor, a betrayer. Curiously enough, those name-callers aren’t Democrats, as might …
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An unrealized vision

I will soon be traveling to Seminole, Florida, where I spent my youth. As you might imagine, I am filled with memories. I will be attending the wedding of the daughter of one of my best childhood …

North Carolina economy continues to excel

North Carolina faces many challenges. You and I may disagree with how to rank those challenges, or what to do about them, but we share a belief that our state could be a better place than it is …

Vivian Howard plans her return

Are the days of the roadside eateries gone? My book, “North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries,” celebrated the barbecue and country cooking family friendly restaurants near the …

Black Poetry Month — Lucille Clifton

How do you read poetry? This February, I’d like to help you explore that question through the work of four of my favorite Black poets. First up is Lucille Clifton …