Urban voters remain outnumbered

Commentators and academic analysts trying to make sense of North Carolina’s fascinating and ever-changing politics have been arguing lately that...

December 2nd, 2015 |  


McVicker’s first year shows solid leadership

Tuesday, Dec. 1, marks one year of leadership for Sheriff Jim McVicker in Bladen County. As an interested member of the community, I inquired regardin...

December 2nd, 2015 |  


Cheney, Rumsfeld and Chapel Hill in the Bush 41 biography

Cheney, Rumsfeld and Chapel Hill in the Bush 41 biography

“Were you surprised that so much of the public attention to your book has been focused on President George H.W. Bush’s unflattering commen...

November 30th, 2015 |  


Thanks for all the support

The members of The Old Trinity Committee and congregation of Trinity United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown would like to give a special thanks to t...

November 30th, 2015 |  


Read income data carefully

Read income data carefully

Over the past 12 months, North Carolina has experienced faster income growth than the rest of the country, regardless of whether the measure is averag...

November 30th, 2015 |  


Election experiment to begin

Election experiment to begin

North Carolina is about to run a political experiment. You and other potential voters will determine its outcome.The state has traditionally held May ...

November 28th, 2015 |  


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 |