The big fallacyaround the latestcontraception case

Now that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s guarantee of insurance coverage for birth contro...

November 13th, 2015 |  


Restraint cuts borrowing costs

Restraint cuts borrowing costs

North Carolina is one of only a handful of states that enjoy the highest credit ratings from all bond-rating agencies. When investors looking for safe...

November 11th, 2015 |  


‘Roger’s Wish’ a true community miracle

As most everyone knows by now, this year’s third annual “Roger’s Wish” project was a great success.I would like to thank all o...

November 11th, 2015 |  


Population shift shapes elections

Population shift shapes elections

It may be hard to believe given the results of this fall’s municipal elections, but not so long ago Republicans competed effectively with Democr...

November 9th, 2015 |  


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 |