Labor market woes are national

Labor market woes are national

While North Carolina’s unemployment rate currently stands at just under 6 percent, some argue that problems in the state’s labor market ar...

October 6th, 2015 |  


Jim Martin as a catalyst

Jim Martin as a catalyst

I know the kind of candidate the Republicans need to beat Hillary Clinton or any other Democratic candidate in next fall’s presidential election...

October 5th, 2015 |  


Real challenges to representative democracy

Real challenges to representative democracy

People who care about the United States’ place in the world often fret about challenges to representative democracy from other countries. I̵...

October 3rd, 2015 |  


BOE proposalhas no threadof racism in it

The proposal by the Bladen County Board of Elections, which was mapped out before crowds in Elizabethtown and Bladenboro this week, certainly offers p...

October 2nd, 2015 |  


Keeping you informed

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, Sadie Perry and I met with Dr. Robert Taylor at the Board of Education in Elizabethtown to obtain additional research on his pro...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Bad forecast on Early Voting

Bad forecast on Early Voting

Anyone who writes or comments about politics will make predictions that fail to come true. I certainly have.Some forecasting errors are preventable. U...

October 1st, 2015 |  


Ad hoc minutes are not missing

In response to a concern expressed by one of your readers regarding minutes from an Ad Hoc committee meeting of Bladen County Schools proposed consoli...

September 30th, 2015 |  


Public’s lackof attentionis a problem

Any law enforcement officer will tell you that ignorance of the law is not a valid defense, and we are telling Bladen County residents the very same t...

September 29th, 2015 |  


Seeing a sheriff’s real challenges through fiction

Seeing a sheriff’s real challenges through fiction

Just what does a North Carolina sheriff do these days?Retired District Court Judge Stanley Peele, writing about Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwoo...

September 28th, 2015 |  


Adhoc committee’s minutes went missing

Someone told me that they were looking for the Board of Education’s Adhoc Committee minutes from Sept. 1, but they could not find them on the Bo...

September 28th, 2015 |