One-stop early voting began last Thursday, the day after the last of three painful presidential debates.
We agree with our local educators and the readers who took last week’s online newspaper survey: While it’s simple and attention-grabbing to grade a school with an A, B, C, D or F, it does not tell
Voters can learn a lot from political debates.
Newspaper letters to the editor have long served as a community forum where the issues of the day can be discussed and debated.
As uncertainty builds of where tropical systems currently near the United States may travel, now is the time to plan and prepare for emergencies and disasters that may come to Western North Carolin
All of Jackson County’s students and teachers are back in the classroom this week.
Now more than ever it is time to remember the lessons of kindergarten.
The advantages of local government come from its proximity to the people it is governing, and its ability to hear their concerns directly and answer them immediately.
The state is reinstating the work requirements for some recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, commonly called food stamps.
This weekend and on Monday, the Fourth of July, Americans around the country will celebrate their independence.
Summer is just beginning, but the area is already in the middle of its first big heat wave.
North Carolina’s gerrymandered congressional districts have made a mess of state politics, as evidenced by last week’s second primary of the year.
Babies and young children often sleep so peacefully in cars that you forget they are even there.
If you are looking for a reason to vote in the unusual second primary on Tuesday, consider this.
Monday night marked an occasion of congratulations to many.