Property rights have economic payoff

Property rights have economic payoff

When North Carolina is competing with other states and nations for investment, business startups and expansions, and high-value professionals, we star...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Church, town at odds over sewer tap-in fees

As a subscriber of the Bladen Journal, I attest to this newspaper’s connective and collaborative powers that benefit the citizens of Bladen and ...

September 27th, 2017 |  


Residents shouldstep up to solveschool dilemma

Y’all know the old saying: “If you’re making everyone happy, you’re not doing your job.” That applies to any line of wor...

September 26th, 2017 |  


Time to tend to Roger’s care package

There is a chill in the air and a subtle transformation is beginning to take place as we leave summer and move into autumn. We see the leaves are turn...

September 25th, 2017 |  


Reforming health care is critical

Reforming health care is critical

The debate about the future of the Affordable Care Act is surging once again. At this writing, I don’t know if Congress will make any progress t...

September 25th, 2017 |  


Why bipartisanship is important

Why bipartisanship is important

Back in March, two young members of Congress from Texas, Beto O’Rourke and Will Hurd, became brief Internet celebrities. Unable to fly back to W...

September 24th, 2017 |  


Graham-Cassidy offers a balanced approach

Graham-Cassidy offers a balanced approach

Did you know four liberal states currently receive 37 percent of all Obamacare funds?That inequity is one reason certain special interest groups and p...

September 23rd, 2017 |  


Well, we were warned

The tag-line at the end of his columns begins: “Mike Walden is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Extension Economist in the De...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Partisan decline is nothing new

Partisan decline is nothing new

In September, the GOP officially became the third-largest group of registered voters in North Carolina, as the number of unaffiliated voters surpassed...

September 20th, 2017 |  


The end ofa true icon… perhaps

For 25 years, the annual Dublin Peanut Festival has brought hundreds upon hundreds of people from throughout the region to the tiny town of Dublin, wh...

September 19th, 2017 |