N.C. sees income gains

N.C. sees income gains

According to the latest federal statistics, North Carolina’s economy is surging and has become one of the nation’s pacesetters. This is no...

October 19th, 2015 |  


Good for Sparks, good for N.C.

Good for Sparks, good for N.C.

“My books are all different,” Nicholas Sparks, the No. 1 New York Times best selling author who lives in New Bern, told a group of 500 fan...

October 19th, 2015 |  


Congressional bill supports medics’ transition

Military veterans receive some of the best medical training and experience available when serving our country. Their sacrifices, commitment to duty, a...

October 19th, 2015 |  


Dealing daily with C5H4N4O3

Dealing daily with C5H4N4O3

There’s not very much I remember from my high-school chemistry class, but I remember this: Acid can be a very bad thing. And in this case, I am ...

October 16th, 2015 |  


Hemp holdspromise forN.C. farmers

North Carolina lawmakers cooked up an appetizing bit of sausage in the closing days of their marathon regular session last month, though the process u...

October 16th, 2015 |  


What is wrong with people?

What is wrong with people?

I’ve been sitting back watching and reading some of the stupid things that come out of the mouths of people. Here’s a question for you, wh...

October 15th, 2015 |  


N.C. teacher exits misstated

N.C. teacher exits misstated

Did you hear that 15 percent of North Carolina’s public schoolteachers left the profession last year, and that conditions are so bad that teache...

October 14th, 2015 |  


School closings need reconsideration

School closings need reconsideration

On behalf of the A+ Schools Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, I would like to submit this letter of support for our A+ schools in Bladen Cou...

October 14th, 2015 |  


Party affiliation called into question

Based on my understanding of Scripture, I am a born-again Christian. I was registered for approximately 20 years as a Democrat, approximately 20 years...

October 13th, 2015 |  


The PC worldshould stay outof schoolyards

It’s difficult for those who grew up playing on rusty, jagged playground slides that either melted young legs into the sun-heated metal or threw...

October 13th, 2015 |