Here’s why I supported the state budget

Here’s why I supported the state budget

Over the past few days, I have answered numerous phone calls from constituents urging me to vote either yes or no on the state budget. The “yes&...

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


Crop insurance basics for local farmers

Crop insurance basics for local farmers

Last week in the Legal Corner, we discussed various aspects of farming that could require legal assistance, such as contracts and agreements. This wee...

September 18th, 2015 |  


Understanding ourselves, each other

Understanding ourselves, each other

When no one is around, there’s still someone worth socializing with — yourself. You are one of the most important people you could ever ge...

September 18th, 2015 |  


Sticker shock at the cinema counter

Sticker shock at the cinema counter

When I was young, the thought of a time where I wouldn’t go to the movies was as outrageous as the thought of the possibility of living on Venus...

September 18th, 2015 |  


State budget deals were cut in backrooms

State budget deals were cut in backrooms

One of the most telling things about the woeful budget agreement crafted in secret and unveiled this week by legislative leaders is how they defend it...

September 17th, 2015 |  


Learning center a milestone at Camp Millstone

Learning center a milestone at Camp Millstone

Camp Millstone is a considered a treasure by many people around the state who have spent youthful summers there as a camper or counselor. The 4-H camp...

September 15th, 2015 |  


N.C.’s budget process is broken

N.C.’s budget process is broken

If there is anything that we can learn from the protracted budget fight between the supermajority Republicans governing both chambers of the General A...

September 15th, 2015 |  


Ellerbe’s ever-changing names

Ellerbe’s ever-changing names

Stories and history play a big part of who we are today. Both are intermingled to make up the very fabric of our society. Some stories that are told a...

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


Legislative session nears merciful end

Legislative session nears merciful end

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 |  


Iran deal puts Israel, U.S. at risk

Iran deal puts Israel, U.S. at risk

Sept. 11 marks a solemn date for our nation and a stark reminder that pure evil exists. As I drove to the Capitol last Friday morning, I was struck by...

September 13th, 2015 |