GOP lawmakers pick loser in battle with ACC

Republicans in Raleigh for some reason insist on picking losing hands.The party, which controls both chambers with veto-proof majorities, is well posi...

April 16th, 2017 |  


Though dying,cursive writingstill important

In a few years, parents won’t have to worry about how to keep secrets from their children.They will be able to write it in cursive, drawing puzz...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Why did we move away from self-sufficency?

Why did we move away from self-sufficency?

We are again involved in a debate about health insurance for those not covered by their employer, Medicare, Medicaid or other group. Many want to repl...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Safeguarding the ‘public’ in public office

Safeguarding the ‘public’ in public office

For the last few years, I’ve been keeping a file of clippings about the erosion of transparency and candor in government. I’m sorry to rep...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Resident hopes for help in cancer battle

I am a Bladen County resident and a mother of two children. I was diagnosed with stage IV Sarcoma in August of last year.Sarcoma is a rare kind of can...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Impact fee policy needs clarity

Impact fee policy needs clarity

If anything useful can be said to have come out of the House Bill 2 controversy, it would be a broader understanding of how limited the powers of loca...

April 12th, 2017 |  


No apologies:Roy, Heelsdoing it right

If looks could kill, then Roy Williams, the basketball coach for the national champion North Carolina Tar Heels, would have bagged himself a sports re...

April 11th, 2017 |  


An ancient Greek historian, a North Carolina native, and war with China

An ancient Greek historian, a North Carolina native, and war with China

While President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping were getting to know each other last weekend, a native North Carolinian was warning that th...

April 10th, 2017 |  


Campuses should foster free fpeech

Campuses should foster free fpeech

During my recent week as a “practitioner in residence” at Duke University, speaking to a wide range of faculty and students, I felt more t...

April 10th, 2017 |  


National debt is our biggest problem

Many left, far left, and the uber-left believe that climate change is our major national security problem. Climate change has been around for millions...

April 9th, 2017 |