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 |  


Pushing Spellings into the pantheon, not the trash bin

Pushing Spellings into the pantheon, not the trash bin

Let’s help her all we can.That is what I am telling my friends in the university community when they express displeasure at the selection of Mar...

November 2nd, 2015 |  


Cowboys Nation still grieving

Cowboys Nation still grieving

Pistol Pete is weeping still, I am sure.The Oklahoma State University family continues to grieve nearly a week after a senseless tragedy that cost the...

October 30th, 2015 |  


Change usuallystarts with anindividual effort

As you read this, supposing that for most folks it is Friday evening, there are two days of voting left for the local municipal elections — Satu...

October 30th, 2015 |  


Republicans are the true leaders

Republicans are the true leaders

It never ceases to amaze me what can happen when a liberal Democrat opens his mouth or even worse, puts his words down on paper. In the Oct. 27 editio...

October 29th, 2015 |  


Health plans post big losses

Health plans post big losses

When the Affordable Care Act passed Congress in 2010, analysts from the Congressional Budget Office, the federal agency overseeing Medicare and Medica...

October 27th, 2015 |  


Who said this about whom?

The candidate “has the knack of doing things and doing them noisily, clamorously; while he is in the neighborhood the public can no more look th...

October 26th, 2015 updated: October 26th, 2015. |  


Not a matter of degrees

Not a matter of degrees

For three years now, I’ve defended the decision of the North Carolina General Assembly to end the longstanding practice of giving school teacher...

October 26th, 2015 updated: October 26th, 2015. |