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. |  


Don’t despair, call on God

Don’t despair, call on God

This past Tuesday I was abruptly awakened from a deep sleep by my mother loudly saying, “Debra, wake up! Wake up! Curtis (my son-in-law) just ca...

September 13th, 2015 |  


Roger’s Wish a fine tribute to a good man

I first saw Roger Grunder reading a book on a park bench one sunny afternoon in 2011. For the last three years of his young life, he lived around Eliz...

September 11th, 2015 |  


Davis’ decision deserves defense

Davis’ decision deserves defense

Kim Davis is, perhaps, the newest example of a modern-day Christian martyr standing up for God’s word. Most Christians, I think, would have a ha...

September 11th, 2015 |  


Initially, at least,put the focuswhere it should be

Another police officer is gunned down, the eighth victim of cold brutality in the past month.We should feel numb. We should feel angry.Many do, and th...

September 11th, 2015 |  


West Bladen’s fortunes vs. Whiteville corrected

Even though I am a Whiteville fan, I enjoy the coverage you give your local schools in Bladen county. You really do a great job.I do know of at least ...

September 8th, 2015 updated: September 8th, 2015. |  


Drug testingmay not getintended results

We have previously expressed our ambivalence when it comes to mandatory drug-testing for people to receive welfare, only slightly being in favor of su...

September 8th, 2015 |