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    The opening of the new UNC Health Blue Ridge—Valdese Cancer Center on Aug. 8 not only was a milestone for the hospital system, it was a milestone for Burke County and beyond.

    Of all the many, many, many reasons we could find to legitimately criticize North Carolina’s gift to Crazytown, Rep. Madison Cawthorn — it’s perhaps his latest exploit that has us truly seeing red.

    More than two years after a standoff between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican lawmakers left North Carolina without a comprehensive spending plan, it appears North Carolina will finally get a budget — no matter how bad that budget may be.

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    As movements to remove Confederate statues from places of prominence on public property — often near town halls or courthouses — gained steam over the last few years, some warned that doing so would be tantamount to “erasing history.” Never mind schools, museums, books, films, podcasts, etc.…

    Richard Burr has been cleared in one investigation into possible insider trading in the early days of the pandemic, but another probe has unearthed new problems for North Carolina’s senior U.S. senator. And as new revelations reminded us recently, his worst transgression might not be what he…

    Republican legislators in North Carolina are pushing to inspect the voting machines used in Durham County during the 2020 presidential election, in search of the invisible voter fraud that they insist exists, any proof of which has consistently eluded Republican officials across the country.…

    As it turns out, the home of Andy Griffith, John Coltrane and the best barbecue in the world is not the kindest place to workers.

    When I worked at my late uncle’s junkyard during junior high school, one of the regular customers (a crusty coot who resembled a cantankerous Roy Rogers sidekick wannabe) assured us that he luxuriated in a steaming bathtub each and every night.

    President Biden spoke for millions of Americans on Thursday when he said, “Our patience is wearing thin.”

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