Legal issues crop up for N.C. farmers

Legal issues crop up for N.C. farmers

One of the wonderful aspects of the state of North Carolina is its agriculture. North Carolina’s agricultural industry includes food, fiber and ...

August 21st, 2015 |  


The Clintons: America’s royal family

The Clintons: America’s royal family

Welcome to the 2016 presidential race.Slow down — there’s a problem with those words. This race did not wait to start in 2015, it started ...

August 21st, 2015 updated: August 21st, 2015. |  


Dems’ strategy neglects Senate to beat McCrory

Dems’ strategy neglects Senate to beat McCrory

RALEIGH — After months of speculation and hand-wringing among Democrats, the party is finally fielding candidates to take on Republican U.S. Sen...

August 21st, 2015 |  


Classic coffee: Good to the last drop

Classic coffee: Good to the last drop

I bought a cup of coffee tonight. I know that doesn’t seem like such a big deal, but it was. All I wanted was a simple cup of coffee and was fac...

August 21st, 2015 |  


Real reform for low-income students

Real reform for low-income students

One of the most often cited justifications for the radical education “reforms” in the General Assembly these days is that they will help l...

August 19th, 2015 updated: August 19th, 2015. |  


A memorable visit to White Lake

A memorable visit to White Lake

If you have ever lived in the Piedmont or Coastal Plains sections of our great state of North Carolina, you have most likely paid a visit to the 1,200...

August 18th, 2015 |  


When to control those summer caterpillars

When to control those summer caterpillars

Many people enjoy catching a glimpse of butterflies and moths as they float and flutter through the landscape. Monarch butterflies are minor celebriti...

August 18th, 2015 updated: August 18th, 2015. |  


State summit in D.C. to focus on job growth

State summit in D.C. to focus on job growth

North Carolina is home to more than 163,600 small businesses that employ 1.6 million people, about half of the state’s private workforce. To say...

August 17th, 2015 |  


‘Little Rivers’ meets ‘Interstate Eateries’

How is Bland Simpson’s upcoming book, “Little Rivers and Waterway Tales: A Carolinian’s Eastern Streams,” helping me write my ...

August 17th, 2015 |  


Don’t let online likes, shares define you

Don’t let online likes, shares define you

“In this digital age, where everything seems picture-perfect online, I know it’s hard not to say ‘Why them and not me?’ but kn...

August 14th, 2015 |