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Another way to prevent campus sexual assaults

Unfortunately, recent articles about sexual assaults on the Davidson campus have again highlighted the serious problem that exists on every college and university campus across the U.S. If statistics are to be believed, as many as one in five women will be assaulted during their time on campus.

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Depressed by politics? Put down the phone

My wife and I decided to take advantage of the spring-like weather this week and head for the beach. We were not surprised to find that others had the same idea. Foot traffic was so thick on the boardwalk that we could move only at a sluggish pace. We didn’t care. We were there to look at the dark, beautiful winter water, gently lapping up close, frothy further out. Visually, we drank our fill.

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An N.C. senator who stood up to people in high places

I’m a native North Carolinian, and I’ve been around long enough to remember Sam Ervin Jr. His quivering eyebrows and acute folk wisdom charmed the nation when he chaired the Senate’s Watergate Committee. Senator Sam, from Morganton, described himself as just “an ol’ country lawyer” without mentioning his Harvard law degree. He had no patience for lies, excuses and especially towering claims of power reserved to people in high places.

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We should make driving in Charlotte less convenient

Charlotte has invested, and will continue to invest, substantial sums of money to provide residents more safe and convenient transportation choices beyond cars. These include more opportunities to ride transit, bike and walk to achieve improvements in public health, the environment and to further economic growth.

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Scenes from Daytona Saturday

NASCAR drivers and fans returned to Daytona International Speedway on Saturday for the last practice, attempt to get autographs and watch the Xfinity series race. Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer
jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
Scenes from Daytona Saturday 1:42

Scenes from Daytona Saturday

Erica Parsons Funeral 1:46

Erica Parsons Funeral

Erica Parsons Funeral 1:23

Erica Parsons Funeral

Providence Day girls win 8th straight state title 1:25

Providence Day girls win 8th straight state title