New Year’s Dayis a good time tocontemplate time

From the New York Times …New Year’s Day is a holiday of time. It marks another click on the odometer. Some people have lots of miles left....

January 1st, 2016 |  


Big questions need right answers

Big questions need right answers

What will North Carolina policymakers be working on in 2016 and beyond? If you desire novelty, expect to be disappointed. Public education, health car...

December 30th, 2015 |  


Smith’s snubbingof gaming laws ispure arrogance

If nothing else, Jeffrey Smith of Dublin is a persistent individual. The shame of it is that his persistence is aimed in an entirely unproductive dire...

December 29th, 2015 updated: December 29th, 2015. |  


What if recession comes?

What if recession comes?

Now, History with a capital “H” is not our infallible overlord. Its insights can be imprecise and confusing. Nevertheless, while there is ...

December 28th, 2015 |  


It’s a very tough job

It’s a very tough job

You know who I feel sorry for? Today’s politicians.You’ll laugh at this, but hear me out. This is a very tough time to be a politician ...

December 26th, 2015 |  


Book aimed at stopping abuse

My wife Claudia and I have been married for 31 years. Before she met me she was married for 12 years to an abusive alcoholic. She found the opportunit...

December 25th, 2015 |  


The true storyof Christmasfrom the start

To help us all remember on this very special day, we share with you the Biblical story of Jesus’ birth, taken from Luke, Chapter 2.1). And it ca...

December 25th, 2015 |  


Remembering our own Christmas ghosts

Remembering our own Christmas ghosts

I am haunted by the ghosts of Christmas past.And they are good ghosts.Mostly.These ghosts are memories that come back each season. Some are wrapped ar...

December 24th, 2015 |  


How to discourage migrants

How to discourage migrants

RALEIGH — The U.S. Census Bureau just confirmed what everyone already suspected: North Carolina now has more than 10 million residents. We’...

December 23rd, 2015 updated: December 23rd, 2015. |  


Former editor recalls Empty Stocking’s start

My wife, who works in an office for one of the state agencies, noticed your editorial last week on the Empty Stocking Fund completing another season o...

December 22nd, 2015 |