As newspaper executives struggle over whether the news should be digital first, tablet first, SMS first or print first, readers know exactly what they want their local newspaper to be — community first.
Ever since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a War on Poverty, we have debated whether helping needy people trains them to be dependent or gets them on their feet. Evidence indicates that both sides have valid concerns.
On Sept. 16, the Randolph County (N.C.) school board voted 5-2 to remove Ralph Ellison’s landmark 1952 novel “Invisible Man” from recommended reading lists and school libraries. When I read about it in a Facebook post by National Public Radio, I hadn’t even read “Invisible Man.”