Voters compare imperfect options

Voters compare imperfect options

Most North Carolina voters, regardless of registration, cast their ballots consistently for either Democrats or Republicans. And the swing voters who ...

October 4th, 2017 |  


First Amendement right cannot be infringed upon

The topic of freedom of speech is headline news recently, mostly because of the silent protests by kneeling football players at NFL games during the n...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


Median household income shoots up

Median household income shoots up

John Locke was wrong. You might be surprised to see the chairman of the John Locke Foundation make that admission, but venerating a historical figure ...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


Mustangs show their backside

Mustangs show their backside

For the second straight season, the West Bladen varsity foodball team watched as the opponent showed a tremendous amount of disrespect. In short, they...

October 2nd, 2017 |  


Taking a knee is simply disrespectful

This nation was built on Judeo-Christian beliefs. We all should be looking back at those beliefs when we talk about the things that are happening in o...

October 1st, 2017 |  


Tax reform is long overdue

Tax reform is long overdue

In the year Washington last updated the tax code, “Crocodile Dundee” was in theaters, “Walk Like An Egyptian” was a No. 1 hit,...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Should North Carolina bid for Amazon?

Should North Carolina bid for Amazon?

When I joined the faculty of North Carolina State University four decades ago, buying books – an occupational necessity for academics – wa...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Roger’s Wishkicks off forthe fifth year

October is a special time for the Bladen Journal. It’s the one month each year that we open our doors to those in our county who are generous an...

September 29th, 2017 |  


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 |