Today’s front pages were filled with stories looking back and forward. Many of those looks are good, but I’m not featuring them here.
Charlotte — You know those balls that Panthers’ QB Cam Newton hands to kids after a touchdown? There’s a wonderful story behind it, and the Observer tells it well. Newton loves kids and it shows.
Burlington — You know you don’t have to consent to a search by police if they don’t have a warrant. Seems like something they should teach in high school civics. Oh, yeah, they don’t teach civics any longer. Well, you don’t. And the Times News does a public service telling its readers that.
Greensboro— Last year, the city discovered that its housing inspectors weren’t doing their jobs. It was a stunning admission that inspectors lost track of cases, property owners never repaired their bad houses and were never fined. Things as getting better now, as the News & Record reports.