We can relate to Texas, Florida

We can relate to Texas, Florida

Devastating floods in Texas. Storm surge and mammoth power outages in Florida.Over the past three weeks, America has witnessed catastrophic destructio...

September 15th, 2017 |  


The good, bad in today’s cconomy?

The good, bad in today’s cconomy?

Although my late mother never finished high school, she still was a wise person. One of her favorite sayings was, there’s two sides to every sto...

September 15th, 2017 |  


We can agreewith both sidesof the decision

We will tell you right up front that we remain squarely on the fence as we opine over Bladen County’s recent agreement to pay Joseph Sledge $4 m...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Four dates Carolinians should know

Four dates Carolinians should know

Now that North Carolinians can put “First in Freedom” on their license plates, again, it’s worth taking a moment to remember key mom...

September 13th, 2017 |  


A celebrationof local historyand Mr. Butler

In a day and age when 100-year-old public buildings usually have a date with a bulldozer rather than a birthday cake, it was good to see a celebration...

September 12th, 2017 |  


Campuses ought not breed contempt

Campuses ought not breed contempt

Republicans and conservatives are growing more doubtful about the notion that higher education is a constructive social institution. According to a ne...

September 11th, 2017 |  


Respect for the law important

Respect for the law important

America is a nation of laws, and we function best when those laws are applied fairly and equally.Last week, President Trump announced an orderly wind-...

September 10th, 2017 |  


Going back to college: Dream come true or nightmare

Going back to college: Dream come true or nightmare

At your age, could you go back to college and get some of the experiences that you missed?It would be a dream come true for some of us. Or a nightmare...

September 9th, 2017 |  


Congress now needs to do its job

Late last week, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that Congress needs to replace the Obama administration’s program aimed at protecting some 800,000 ...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Governors matter to business leaders

Governors matter to business leaders

Democrats believe that their progressive policies would be best for North Carolina’s economy. Republicans believe their conservative ideas are t...

September 7th, 2017 |