Editorials

Editorials

Finally, International Drive can be completed

From a public perspective, lawsuits are best settled at some point in the legalities when the parties resolve their differences, agree on terms, and the court (judge) approves. Last week, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a case challenging completion of International Drive, which will link Carolina Forest with S.C. 90. The Coastal Conservation League staff attorney, Natalie Olson, confirmed agreements that will end cases pending in two other jurisdictions, U.S. District Court in Florence and the S.C. Court of Appeals.

Editorials

General Assembly should protect free speech on campus

From East Carolina University’s ban on posters and fliers with language “offensive to a member of or a visitor to the university community” to Appalachian State barring students from “intentionally embarrassing another individual,” our public colleges are littered with ludicrous school rules that would be laughed out of court.

Editorials

The war on journalism

In Donald Trump’s America, the mere act of reporting news unflattering to the president is held up as evidence of bias. Journalists are slandered as “enemies of the people.”

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Constitutional policing deals don’t need Justice Department review

More than a dozen cities, including Ferguson, Mo., have spent arduous months hammering out consent decrees with the U.S. Justice Department to institute much-needed police and judicial reforms aimed in large part at reducing enforcement disparities that unfairly target poor and minority communities. The cooperation of local police departments was key in reaching these agreements, which makes them partners in fixing what’s wrong.

Editorials

NCAA says we can play, but adds a big condition

If you’re looking for a lesson in sugar-coating a pickle, we’d suggest you take a look at the statement Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore released Tuesday after the NCAA agreed to consider North Carolina for future tournaments and championship games.

Editorials

Another hero will lead annual military appreciation parade

In selecting a grand marshal for the Military Appreciation Days parade in late May, committee members look for someone with a military background and some recognition as a celebrity. Alek Skarlatos, the 2017 parade grand marshal, quickly rose to the top of the list of candidates, Myrtle Beach public information officer Mark Kruea recalls.

Editorials

End perverse incentives for seizing assets

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan have introduced legislation to reform civil asset forfeiture, a practice by which law enforcement agencies seize the property and assets of individuals with minimal due process.

Editorials

HB2 is a $3.7 billion boondoggle

Will the Republican leaders in North Carolina who drove the passage of HB2 pay any attention to an exclusive report from the Associated Press putting the cost of lost business from the “bathroom bill” at $3.7 billion?

Editorials

Russia’s state-sponsored thievery

The scale of the crime was titanic, the biggest hacking case ever brought to court by the U.S. The hackers cyber-pried their way into a half-billion Yahoo user accounts, gathering intelligence on American diplomatic and military officials, White House personnel, Russian journalists and dissidents, and a U.S. airline.

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