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 |  


Planned Parenthood’s monstrous butchery

Planned Parenthood’s monstrous butchery

You have to believe in miracles before you can wish for one. I believe in miracles.I believe in the miracle of life. Life that is God-given and that s...

August 14th, 2015 |  


Unearthing a mishmash of memories

Unearthing a mishmash of memories

Today, I will be celebrating my 16th wedding anniversary. In 16 years, I have come to the conclusion that my wife is definitely smarter, more resource...

August 14th, 2015 |  


Make Medicaid reform meaningful

Make Medicaid reform meaningful

As we wind down the current legislative session, there are persistent murmurings that the Republican leadership in the House and Senate are nearing a ...

August 13th, 2015 |  


Language we use shapes the political debate

Language we use shapes the political debate

RALEIGH — Are you an epicurean? The answer to this question reveals something about you, something about the English language and something abou...

August 13th, 2015 |  


Senate leaders’ actions hardly ‘more than fair’

Senate leaders’ actions hardly ‘more than fair’

During Monday night’s brief Senate debate over a proposed change by Sen. Brent Jackson to a package of constitutional amendments that would hams...

August 12th, 2015 |