Sales tax formulagives short stickto rural counties

Some have argued that the lines that have been drawn in Raleigh are less Republican vs. Democrat and conservative vs. liberal than they are urban vs. ...

July 28th, 2015 updated: July 28th, 2015. |  


Where the presidency is headed

Where the presidency is headed

Before the ins and outs of the 2016 presidential contest become a preoccupation for many of us, it seems a good time to step back and look at the offi...

July 26th, 2015 updated: July 26th, 2015. |  


Selma is apretty weakargument

Maybe the plaintiffs in a federal civil rights trial that began recently in Winston-Salem are holding their heavy fire for later. Or perhaps The Assoc...

July 24th, 2015 |  


Bladen County …lets all supportthe state champs

Forty-two games in four months. Throw in a handful of scrimmage and countless days of practices. All on top of schoolwork. Some also juggling jobs.Add...

July 21st, 2015 |  


Setting the education bar higher

Setting the education bar higher

Texas, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New York, and North Carolina are in an exclusive club. Can you guess its membership policy?I’m not talking abou...

July 20th, 2015 |  


Candidates are off and running

Candidates are off and running

The presidential election is 16 months away, but already we’re smack in the middle of the usual media scrum of campaign coverage, prognosticatio...

July 18th, 2015 |  


Editorial changed my opinion

This letter is in response to the editorial in “Our view” that was titled “South Carolina, it’s high time to lower that flag&#...

July 17th, 2015 |  


Most American state? Go west

Most American state? Go west

Surely every single state in our United States is as American as apple pie, but what if you had to choose which state is the most American?It’s ...

July 17th, 2015 |  


Lack of parentingis at the root ofcriminal activity

Many have banged the drum for years, arguing that Bladen County, with more than its fair share of crime and children having children, will not wiggle ...

July 17th, 2015 |  


Proud of my southern heritage

I am hearing and reading about protest to South Carolina’s removal of the replica of the battle flag of the Army of North Virginia, which most p...

July 13th, 2015 |