| Mar 12, 2015
| 7:05 PM
With chatty enthusiasm and nimble fingers, the children of the Manarah Islamic Academy spent Thursday morning packing resealable bags with the essentials of a healthy mouth: toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss.
By the time they finished, they had created...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 11:27 PM
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech’s basketball season ended late Wednesday night with a defeat in which its best player was an undersized former walk-on who often had to check the ACC’s leading rebounder.
Talk about a fitting conclusion...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 8:32 AM
It is more than 50 years since Emily Post, the guru of etiquette, passed away. Has civility passed away with her? When Speaker of the House John Boehner referred to the president's legislation as "crap," I began to wonder.
In "The Promise," his best-...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 7:45 AM
The buzz of activity common to high school hallways was missing Wednesday when Mark Krebs stepped inside Aurora Central Catholic High School.
It was "quiet as a mouse," the recently retired administrator said. Few teachers tried to hold classes....
| Mar 10, 2015
| 2:07 PM
Regarding your recent editorial condemning SB 182, which would exempt the names of potential candidates for state university presidencies from the Sunshine Laws until the last 10 days. My mind flashed to Harvard's David Reisman who wrote that Florida's...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 4:21 PM
In about seven months, Christian Beyer will be so deep into first-year medical school classes at the University of North Carolina, he won't have much time to reflect on his senior year playing for Virginia Tech's downtrodden basketball program.
| Mar 8, 2015
Bernadette McGlade was the ideal candidate. Accomplished and versatile administrator, record-setting basketball player, pioneer head coach — all at ACC schools. Who better to serve as the conference's first assistant commissioner for women's...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 2:45 PM
The NCAA needs to sponsor a "Shell Game" championship, given its continued excellence in that sport.
The governing body of college athletics, even in handing down severe sanctions against Syracuse basketball on Friday, continues to send a time-honored...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 12:14 PM
– The eighth annual William and Mary Global Film Festival this weekend at The Kimball Theatre will feature a sneak preview of a documentary about campus sexual assault that drew much attention last month at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival....
| Feb 16, 2015
| 4:06 PM
Remember when we were kids? Everybody had tonsillectomies. Then adenoid surgeries. Then tubes in the ears.
For females, it was the frequent hysterectomy, then so many breast biopsies.
I'm not saying all such surgeries were unnecessary, but perhaps...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 3:37 PM
Highlights of Gov. Pat McCrory's $21.5 billion spending plan released Thursday for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Unless otherwise noted, the dollars amounts are for the 2015-16 year only. For spending changes, figures are for amount spent or saved compared...