Devil visits a Pee Dee fisherman

Devil visits a Pee Dee fisherman

In this week’s column, I want to continue with the stories and folklore that are a big part of Richmond and lower Richmond County, now known as ...

August 4th, 2015 |  


Summer’s final reading assignments

Summer’s final reading assignments

A classic love story full of mountain music from one of North Carolina’s greatest living balladeers, a loving portrait of a North Carolina beach...

August 3rd, 2015 updated: August 3rd, 2015. |  


Reining in job-killing federal regulations

Reining in job-killing federal regulations

“You didn’t build that,” is a phrase we’ve heard one time too many.This attitude is still prevalent in Washington and bureaucr...

August 2nd, 2015 |  


Legislators target hospitals in state budget

Legislators target hospitals in state budget

As members of the North Carolina House and Senate consider and debate vastly different budget proposals, I urge our citizens to look at the negative i...

August 1st, 2015 |  


Rattlesnake wranglers: Dumb as a box of rocks

Rattlesnake wranglers: Dumb as a box of rocks

So you think you want to be a rattlesnake wrangler? You believe in your holy heart that you have what it takes because, as a child, you had a pet gree...

July 31st, 2015 |  


Social Security process can be a waiting game

Social Security process can be a waiting game

Last week in the Legal Corner, we began to discuss a few Social Security benefit programs available to the public and the criteria to receive those be...

July 31st, 2015 |  


Shaping N.C.’s budget with an eye to the future

Shaping N.C.’s budget with an eye to the future

Across North Carolina, the days are drawing ever shorter and fall is on the horizon (although you wouldn’t know it from the heat). Traditionally...

July 31st, 2015 |  


N.C. economy compares well on job growth

N.C. economy compares well on job growth

RALEIGH — Remember a couple of years ago, when North Carolina’s unemployment rate was falling rapidly?Critics of the Republican-led legisl...

July 30th, 2015 |  


Vouchers to enrich secretive private schools

Vouchers to enrich secretive private schools

Several months ago on a public affairs television show, the host asked one of the two guests why he was opposed to the school voucher scheme that was ...

July 30th, 2015 |  


Critics don’t see the real Richmond County

Critics don’t see the real Richmond County

Like so many others, I saw an opinion piece published by roadsnacks.net. Not the New York Times, Charlotte Observer or Raleigh News & Observer. No...

July 29th, 2015 |