Focus on long-term growth

Focus on long-term growth

So far in 2017, North Carolina is adding jobs at a slower pace than the national and regional averages. That’s a noticeable change from recent t...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Bringing communities together

Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports f...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


The solution is simple: Obey God

America needs God more than ever. Ungodliness is actually the biggest problem in America. America needs to return to the Living God of Abraham and liv...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Civil War isbeing foughtonce again

The tipping point, we believe, was reached two Saturdays ago.About 500 Nazis got exactly what they wanted, which was attention and then violence, but ...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


DAR promotes Constitution Week

There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the Unit...

August 21st, 2017 |  


Measuring value added is essential

Measuring value added is essential

What difference does it make?No, I’ve not become jaded, defeatist, or desperate. I’m naturally optimistic. While perfection is impossible ...

August 21st, 2017 |  


College costs rise? Why?

College costs rise? Why?

It’s the beginning of a new academic year on college campuses. It’s my 40th as a faculty member at North Carolina State University. I see ...

August 18th, 2017 |  


‘Teen Vogue’sinks to anabysmal low

Warning to parents: This editorial contains graphic topics and discretion should be used in making this available to younger children.Society is such...

August 18th, 2017 |  


Working with nine presidents

Working with nine presidents

One reason I consider myself fortunate to have led a life in politics is that, over time, I’ve had a chance to work with nine presidents. From L...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Plastic bag ban should go

Plastic bag ban should go

My family and I just spent a week at the beach — and found our big stack of reusable grocery and retail bags to be rather handy.If you’ve ...

August 16th, 2017 |