Relief can become a trap

Relief can become a trap

Is unemployment ever voluntary? I don’t ask the question in order to blame unemployed people for their fate. On the contrary, understanding the ...

January 18th, 2016 |  


Holiday blues

Now that the 2015 Christmas holiday season is history, I’d like to express my feelings and beliefs on what is becoming an annual trend in this c...

January 15th, 2016 |  


Board of Edmakes thecorrect call

With little warning or fanfare, the Bladen County Board of Education for all intents and purposes on Monday pulled the plug on a proposal to close thr...

January 15th, 2016 |  


Session comes into focus

Session comes into focus

Since Republicans won majorities in the North Carolina House and Senate in 2010, each subsequent legislative session has been dramatic and consequenti...

January 13th, 2016 |  


Common Core is communist indoctrination

The teaching of Common Core is just another reason to remove your children from the public school system and demand that your representatives abolish ...

January 13th, 2016 updated: January 13th, 2016. |  


Town tables pay for police officers

BLADENBORO — The Bladenboro Board of Commissioners decided to table a discussion on adjusting the salary for police officers at its regular meet...

January 12th, 2016 |  


Right to beararms forevera hot topic

It’s almost impossible to have a reasoned conversation about gun control in this country, and when President Obama, the most polarizing politica...

January 12th, 2016 |  


N.C. sets a good example

N.C. sets a good example

If you think government is too large and wields too much power, then you have plenty of reasons to be dismayed by recent national developments. But if...

January 11th, 2016 |  


Government needs to work better

Government needs to work better

Whoever wins November’s presidential election, it’s a sure bet that at some point he or she will vow to set the federal government on the ...

January 8th, 2016 updated: January 8th, 2016. |  


Board’s dysfunctionshows itself againin public setting

Usually, the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year, which bookends the Christmas celebration, is a time for reflection, forgiveness, thankf...

January 8th, 2016 |