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Muzzled Mecklenburg trustees walk away

Sturdifen, Edwards protest School Board’s decision to drop board member comments

Parents sue to nix Thornton contract

Nine seek redress from circuit judge

Man enters plea in theft from family relief fund


Burton to fill in for Stewart again this weekend





Flying apart

I’ve come to dread controversies such as the suddenly ubiquitous Ferguson saga for perhaps a different reason than many people: these white-hot debates yank the entire country out of orbit and appeals for calm and reason always seem to lack the force to set matters aright.


It’s been another grim week in the news: Extremist factions struggling to wrest control of the war-torn country, employing tactics that threaten the well-being of tens, maybe hundreds of thousands, of innocent victims.

Heirs to the throne

Maybe Bob McDonnell was onto something after all.

Moving parts

Let’s spin the hamster wheel and see where it lands:

Round it goes

Round and round it goes

I have come to take perverse, frankly regrettable pride in being able to knuckle under deadlines and get stuff done. (At least most of the time.) This is what results from life lived on the clock — a blasé attitude towards time itself. As a matter of fact, the phlegmatic-pneumatic pace of the media business is so pervasive that I’m left to wonder: If I didn’t have a deadline hanging over my head, would I ever get anything accomplished?

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