Opinion

Fiji for me but not for thee and other outrageous stories

Before we get to the crazy, I do want to let all the good folks down in Florida that I’m thinking of them. I know many of you are, too. As a Hurricane Katrina evacuee, I know firsthand what a big storm can do, which is decimate homes and lives. Obviously, folks throughout North Carolina...

Ray Nothstine
Opinion

Enjoy the sunrise

Enjoy the sunrise It’s 6:32 a.m. I am sitting on our concrete patio in the community of Bettie, Down East, in Carteret County, on a mottled aluminum bench facing directly east. The distinct odor of exposed mud flat and salt marsh permeates the air, indicating the tide has passed low and is now rising. I...

Nelson Paul
Opinion

Killing a Republican over his politics and other outrageous stories

Oktoberfest is back but inflation hits brewers, cost of beer As if the news can’t get any more depressing these days. Don Lemon Suggested Royal Family Should Pay Reparations. What Happened Next Is the Stuff of Legends. I’m far from a royalist but this is a massive takedown of trendy talking point circulating on the...

Ray Nothstine

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Opinion

Feminism and transgenderism are not one in the same

Early 21st-century social movements have brought about significant political reforms and cultural attitudes around women’s rights. The #MeToo movement in 2018 brought to light a culture of sexual abuse in Hollywood and other so called elite circles. The #MeToo movement spurred women to come forward and speak out against sexual abuse by prominent figures like film producer...

Joshua Peters
Opinion

Outrageous stories: Signs of fascism are ‘white,’ ‘Christian,’ and ‘heterosexual’

Professor teaches class being white, Christian and heterosexual are signs of fascism “This school year, a group of California high school students were supposed to receive top-notch instruction from college professors, but one of those professors reportedly decided to inject politics into their lesson plan.” How politically convenient that these three attributes are the signs...

Ray Nothstine
Opinion

Woke prosecutors, urban crime, and the gun surge

Memphis anchor Joyce Peterson summed up the attitude in a lot of urban environments today when she broke down on air over rising crime and the loss of life. “Memphis is tired right now. Yeah. I’m good. I’m with you all,” Peterson said. “Memphis is tired right now. … It’s difficult right now. Bear with me. It’s a very...

Ray Nothstine
News

Panic as smoke rises on the horizon: Covering 9/11 from Washington, D.C.

Twenty-one years ago today, on Sept. 11 , 2001, I dropped my toddler and infant off at day care in a Virginia suburb of our nation's capital, completely preoccupied with the long commute into downtown. I was a reporter at Reuters Television covering North America. My newsroom was blocks from the White House and the Capitol.

Donna King
Opinion

A cat can look at a king and child from NC can look at a queen

As a five-year-old child living in College Park, Maryland, one of my lifetime memories is when Queen Elizabeth came to a University of Maryland football game in 1957. My mom and dad took us to watch the parade. I remember my father sitting me on his large shoulders so I would have a clear view of the...

Karen Rotterman
Opinion

Threatening a civil war if Republicans win and other outrageous stories

AOC predicts she won’t be president — because Americans ‘hate women’ Being a victim must be exhausting but it makes for some funny statements. For the record, I’m a big fan of women. Research assistant for California Teachers Association was paid to ‘dig for dirt’ on parents’ groups who opposed COVID shutdowns across the state,...

Ray Nothstine