We get way, way, way more Points of View submissions than we can possibly print. Here's one from Donald N. Wood, Ph.D., of Durham, on rethinking the Second Amendment.
Solar industry workers plan to come to the General Assembly in Raleigh on Wednesday to make a final plea to lawmakers to support a pair of bills that would boost solar power in the state.
The bills have been stuck in committees without a vote since they were introduced earlier in the legislature earlier this year.
One of the bills would allow solar energy producers to sell electricity directly to businesses and homeowners, a practice not allowed under state law. The other bill would double the amount of solar power electric utilities have to buy to meet a 2007 state mandate for green energy.
Check out the debate among cyclists and others about whether cyclists should be required by law to merge into a single-file line to let motor vehicles pass. Our Road Worrier, Bruce Siceloff, has a provocative piece about a proposal from State Rep. Nelson Cole of Reidsville. Cole's proposal also calls for cyclists to never ride more than two abreast. Siceloff's piece has prompted an active online discussion. Cyclists themselves don't agree on the proposal. Many cyclists say it's safer to ride two abreast -- and prevent a car or truck from passing -- in certain situations, such as the approach to the crest of a hill, when a driver's visibility is limited. Some cyclists disagree. Cyclists also don't agree on bike lanes, which are being added on several streets in Raleigh; scroll down to my recent post on that subject.