One final rebuttal from him

Here we go again with another rant from Ms. Sheppard. Like her previous tirade there is little truth or fact in this bluster.Ms. Sheppard may wish to ...

December 3rd, 2017 |  


Upgrading U.S. 74 can be key to region’s economic growth

Upgrading U.S. 74 can be key to region’s economic growth

U.S. 74 is the primary highway through North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. While some folks only know it as the route to the beach, thi...

December 1st, 2017 |  


Love it or just leave it

No citizen — I said NO citizen — of the U.S. has a right to disrespect our flag or National Anthem. No one.We are still witnessing ungrate...

December 1st, 2017 |  


It’s about timeChemours facedits responsibility

The GenX news in the region continues to get worse, as additional testing within an ever-expanding radius around the Chemours property shows more and ...

December 1st, 2017 |  


Revenue trend doesn’t merit panic

Revenue trend doesn’t merit panic

North Carolina has collected less state revenue so far than projected for the 2017-18 fiscal year, to the tune of about $134 million. Alarm about this...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Lesson from my toppled hero

Lesson from my toppled hero

Stunned.North Carolina lost another monument. It came like a flash.And I am still reeling.Charlie Rose was one of North Carolina’s nationally be...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Putting Christ back in Christmas

As we celebrate Christmas this year, I hope those who know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will embrace the special meaning of this season.As yo...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Her response to his response

In regards to Mr. Shamlin’s response to my criticism of his letter regarding health care in America, it was my intent to point out his recurring...

November 27th, 2017 |  


His response to her response …

This letter is response to Ms. Patsy Sheppard’s letter, published on Nov. 14.Though I enjoyed Ms. Sheppard’s letter, in my opinion it was ...

November 27th, 2017 |  


Parents count when judging schools

Parents count when judging schools

If students in charter schools perform no better on standardized tests, all other things being held equal, than their peers in district-run public sch...

November 27th, 2017 |