Nope, not going ‘out there’

Nope, not going ‘out there’

It was something like 40, maybe 50 years ago when the local department store in Endwell, N.Y., announced that it would stay open until midnight on Chr...

November 27th, 2015 |  


Black Friday’screep determinedby dollars, cents

As more big-box retailers offer Black Friday bargains a day early, many Americans fear the Thanksgiving holiday is being co-opted and commercialized.R...

November 26th, 2015 |  


Our holiday longing for home

Our holiday longing for home

“There is something about the holidays,” says Chapel Hill minister Bob Dunham, “that stirs memories and longing for home.“Even...

November 23rd, 2015 |  


Religious terrorism?

I am continually hearing and reading about an Islamic state and Islamic terrorism. Unfortunately, too many American citizens have fallen into two rhet...

November 23rd, 2015 |  


Office should review contracts

Office should review contracts

Two recent media reports have cast a spotlight on the potential “pay to play” problem with government contractors who are also donors to p...

November 23rd, 2015 |  


The happiness of Thanksgiving

The happiness of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.Why? One reason is that it is one of the very few days we have saved just for families and friends. We have done a...

November 22nd, 2015 |  


Pipeline or storyline?

I am reading and hearing much criticism of the decision not to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. At 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 17, I heard a conservative radio h...

November 20th, 2015 |  


Christmas coats

Christmas coats

The Isaiah 6:8 group of the First Baptist Church in Bladenboro made a donation of coats and shoes for students in Bladen County Schools. Pictured with...

November 20th, 2015 |  


Let’s get this position filled

Let’s get this position filled

Do you need a job? If so, then this is for you.In Bladen County, like many other areas, the unemployment issue remains a difficult one for those who h...

November 20th, 2015 |  


Lottery cheatingpoorest countiessuch as Bladen

Since the North Carolina Education Lottery was established in 2005 and the first tickets sold on March 30, 2006, millions of dollars been provided to ...

November 20th, 2015 |