An important author’s struggles can help his readers

An important author’s struggles can help his readers

You can’t go home again.This is what Thomas Wolfe learned after his thinly disguised autobiographical novel cast some of his family and neighbor...

November 9th, 2015 |  


Congress’s problems deep-seated but fixable

Congress’s problems deep-seated but fixable

A lot of ink is being spilled about the speakership drama in the U.S. House, the demands by members of the conservative Freedom Caucus, and the turmoi...

November 6th, 2015 |  


Can efficiency save our natural resources?

Can efficiency save our natural resources?

North Carolina could add 3.5 million people over the next 40 years. That’s a 40 percent jump from today’s total. While there are questions...

November 6th, 2015 |  


Pitts paints only with black strokes

Pitts paints only with black strokes

A lesson learned long ago was not to shoot the messenger, so it’s not the fault of The Fayetteville Observer that it’s Sunday columnist Le...

November 6th, 2015 |  


Online budgetsplace power inpeople’s hands

While some state lawmakers have worked to make government more secretive, budget writers took a stand for openness and accountability before the Gener...

November 6th, 2015 |  


Thanks from Jones Lake State Park

The Friends of the Bay Lakes, along with the staff from Jones Lake State Park andSingletary Lake State Park, put on the first annual Fall Festival at ...

November 5th, 2015 |  


Scores following national trend

Scores following national trend

North Carolina schools got a mixed report from the latest independent tests, known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). During t...

November 4th, 2015 |  


United Waydeserves allour support

Bladen County residents are known for their giving spirit. It’s a fact we often repeat, but we don’t believe it can be said enough. Whethe...

November 3rd, 2015 |  


Interest can drive progress

Interest can drive progress

If you base your political views on the assumption that people don’t tend to act in their self-interest, you doom yourself to chronic disappoint...

November 2nd, 2015 |  


Scrapping daylight saving time

In the words of no one — ever: It sure is nice that it’s dark by 5 p.m.Welcome to daylight saving time, that annual event that had much of...

November 2nd, 2015 |