A letter to America

God’s command to mankind has always been, “be righteous and do good.”But the history of mankind has shown the inability of man to fo...

November 4th, 2017 |  


Another successful Roger’s Wish projects

The fifth annual Roger’s Wish project this year saw more than 143 blankets brought in by a generous and caring public yet again. This number doe...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Make sure whatChemours says,Chemours does

The Cape Fear River is expansive, fast-moving in places and takes lots of twists and turns. At 200-miles long, it touches many communities and can be ...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Your rightto vote isimportant

Many of us, you included, have at some point wondered what the importance of casting a ballot really is. Does a single vote matter? Can it make a diff...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Community college delivers real value

Community college delivers real value

With the national debate about tax reform heating up, you’ll be hearing a lot about the difference between marginal and average tax rates. It...

November 1st, 2017 |  


This could happen to any family

As I sat and read the Bladen Journal story “The Loss of a Son,” I cried. I knew this young man as a child and teenager.Some years ago, I h...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Horror movies can be dietary

Horror movies can be dietary

It’s Halloween — that once-popular holiday filled with children 12-and-under going door-to-door hoping to fill their bags with candy and t...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Teacher pay deserves reasoned debate

Teacher pay deserves reasoned debate

Should public schoolteachers be compensated as professionals? All four panelists at a recent “Hometown Debate” staged at the Old Post Offi...

October 30th, 2017 |  


Speaking up for unborn babies

Speaking up for unborn babies

For decades, American taxpayers have unknowingly provided tax breaks that help lower the cost of building new abortion clinics.The 1976 Hyde Amendment...

October 28th, 2017 |  


What will North Carolina be like in 2050?

What will North Carolina be like in 2050?

Most people engage to some degree in trying to predict the future. It can be for fun, such as predicting who will win the World Series or the next ACC...

October 27th, 2017 |