Feb. 5, 2014 09:52
Council members extemporized eloquently as they bequeathed honors on a number of parties, all worthy, including the endearing Tiny Indians cadet football team, the dignified ladies of the Kappa Alpha Kappa Sorority, the late intrepid arts supporter Copey Hanes, and dedicated city employees who retired in 2013....
Jan. 29, 2014 12:24
Twenty-three years after the brutal murder of 7-year-old Shalonda Poole, the Greensboro police finally found their man. Donald Preston Ferguson was even facing charges in South Carolina at the time of the crime for the 1989 rape of a 10-year-old girl, the News & Record....
Jan. 22, 2014 10:44
No, take that back. These are strange times for us to find it incongruous that a Republican governor and Democratic president would find common cause in celebrating an initiative with promise to aid the constituents they share in common....
Jan. 15, 2014 10:16
The dapper birthday boy, wearing a bow tie and a handknit crown, couldn’t have looked happier as he ran the length of a gigantic blanket fort at Glenwood Coffee & Books. A knot of friends in tow, including one dressed as a ninja turtle, he shrieked with delight and released untied balloons to zoom around the room....
Jan. 8, 2014 10:15
Fifty years ago this month, President Lyndon Johnson declared a “war on poverty,” telling the nation in his 1964 inauguration: “Unfortunately, many Americans live on the outskirts of hope — some because of their poverty, and some because of their color, and all too many because of both....
Dec. 31, 2013 01:31
Happy new year, and welcome 2014! Yes, the state of North Carolina has turned crimson red (and not the radical left kind), while the cities are ever more bastions of blue. The change has been underway since 2010, but consolidated in 2013, when the GOP took control of the executive branch and both legislative houses of state government....
Dec. 24, 2013 01:42
Almost a century ago, during the fabled Christmas truce of 1914, German and British soldiers on the Western Front suspended hostilities, in some instances in defiance of their commanders’ authority, ventured between enemy lines where they sang carols together, exchanged gifts and even played friendly games of soccer....
Dec. 18, 2013 10:07
A proposal by AT&T and a company that operates cell-phone transmission towers has been wending its way towards city council for months. Having cleared a crucial hurdle through a vote before the City-County Planning Board, the proposed ordinance change finally made an appearance before the city council’s general government committee last week....
Dec. 11, 2013 09:58
The first significant hurdle for McCrory’s reform drive was an analysis released last month by the NC General Assembly’s fiscal research division undermining claims by the governor and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos......
Dec. 4, 2013 10:16
A betting person could safely wager that council members and other decision-makers will not be falling over themselves to implement the plan, which was developed by Miami urban planner Andres Duany....

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