CN+R Columns & Opinions

Roads are a solution, not the problem

While Charlotte is known as the Queen City, the behavior of its leaders sometimes invites comparison to a different monarch: Hans Christian Andersen’s newly “clothed” Emperor. …

On the demise — in N.C., at least — of the four seasons

Folks in some tourism and marketing departments like to chirp that when it comes to weather, their states’ climates feature four honest-to-goodness seasons. We can now boast of at least few …
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Chatham’s growth shouldn’t trample rights

With the Triangle expanding and North Carolina, in general, growing at an explosive rate, it’s high time for a frank conversation about the balance between collective action and individual …

Sorrow and joy

It is a Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rabbit, specifically the Water Rabbit that is believed to bring peace and calm. On my morning walk, I saw a bunny crouched beneath a bush. She was still as …

A lesson worth remembering from the one who modeled it

Just recently, her family and many friends laid to rest my Aunt Rachel. She was 95, the last of a group of 12 brothers and sisters, including my mama, born to Grover and Verdonia Cooper of Bynum. …