State initiates building boom

State initiates building boom

As a longtime observer of the North Carolina legislature, I have a pet peeve: lawmakers, lobbyists, and reporters alike focus too much attention on th...

September 23rd, 2015 |  


Sledge’s lawsuitis as frivolousas it is greedy

We will start by saying there isn’t any possible way to understand the frustration, anxiety and sadness that is experienced by being incarcerate...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


Don’t let rural N.C. fall further behind

Don’t let rural N.C. fall further behind

Nearly 350 rural North Carolina leaders participated recently in a series of regional advocacy roundtables conducted by the N.C. Rural Center. The six...

September 21st, 2015 |  


Nothing new about attacks

Nothing new about attacks

Too many politicians and activists resort too often to personal insults and character assassination rather than crafting, articulating, and defending ...

September 21st, 2015 |  


Make punishment fit the crime

I was sad to read in a reprinted editorial from your newspaper in the Aug. 20 edition of the Laurinburg Exchange that three members of a prominent Rob...

September 21st, 2015 |  


Board of Edin tough spotthanks to BIA

The Bladen County Board of Education, which has found itself between a rock and a hard place over the past few years because of budget constraints ...

September 18th, 2015 |  


What does ‘representative government’ mean?

What does ‘representative government’ mean?

With a presidential election year fast approaching, we’re in for a lot of public talk about the state of American democracy. Much of that discus...

September 17th, 2015 |  


Church gives thanks for contribution

St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Elizabethtowntown would like to send a grateful and loving thank-you to Hannah Cole, Collin Cole and Charles Denny...

September 15th, 2015 updated: September 15th, 2015. |  


Not over until it’s over

Not over until it’s over

Are the legislators really going home soon?Finally.Over the weekend at the UNC-Chapel Hill vs. N.C. A&T football game, House Speaker Tim Moore was...

September 14th, 2015 |  


Park staff thanks those who have visited

We here at Jones Lake State Park want to take this opportunity to thank all of our park visitors and local citizens for making this year’s summe...

September 14th, 2015 updated: September 14th, 2015. |