Guest Editorialist, Author at Washington Daily News


Politicians hurt students with a teacher shortage; they must fix this now with a better state budget

By DIANE MITCHELL and DEE GRISSETT If you sat down in the dentist chair, you would think it crazy if the receptionist barged in to ... Read more

by Guest Editorialist, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 10:56 am


A chance to end the digital divide

By JIM WEAVER NC Chief Information Officer Across North Carolina, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit it rapidly and radically altered how we work, learn and ... Read more

by Guest Editorialist, Monday, June 14, 2021 2:54 pm


Why are Democrats AWOL on public’s right to know?

By PAUL MAUNEY and BILL MOSS With no meaningful state law giving North Carolinians the right to see disciplinary records of those they employ in ... Read more

by Guest Editorialist, Monday, May 24, 2021 1:56 pm


Do your part to help improve broadband access

By Jim Weaver / N.C. Broadband Infrastructure Office Still cannot get high-quality, reliable, high-speed internet service at home? You are not alone. In fact, more ... Read more

by Guest Editorialist, Thursday, April 29, 2021 3:37 pm


Bill would shine light on closed personnel files

From Raleigh News and Observer  Senate Bill 355 — the Government Transparency Act of 2021 — would at last allow the public to see the ... Read more

by Guest Editorialist, Monday, April 5, 2021 2:36 pm


Rare birds migrate through Washington

A Vermilion Flycatcher was found on December 8th in fields near Williamston and has persisted there through at least December 15th. This splendid little scarlet ... Read more

by Guest Editorialist, Saturday, December 19, 2020 3:41 pm

My Turn

Regaining autonomy: Support for Medical Aid in Dying

Throughout life, individuals are empowered by making their own decisions, but in the final stages of life this autonomy is often stripped away. Medical Aid ... Read more

by Guest Editorialist, Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:09 pm


Remembering Mac Hodges this holiday season

Mac Hodges never knew a stranger. Whether you knew him as a friend or as the committed mayor of Washington, if you knew Mac, he ... Read more

by Guest Editorialist, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:19 am


In a divided time, saving local journalism is a bipartisan cause

DEAN RIDINGS In a presidential election year and in the midst of the dual crises of the coronavirus pandemic and widespread economic misery, the divisions ... Read more

by Guest Editorialist, Friday, August 28, 2020 6:49 pm

My Turn

Congress needs to act now and extend unemployment benefits

By NORTH CAROLINA GOV. ROY COOPER Next week, thousands of North Carolinians who are out of work due to COVID-19 will see a drastic reduction ... Read more

by Guest Editorialist, Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:00 am

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