Our two great Robert Morgans

Our two great Robert Morgans

North Carolinians of my generation have been blessed with two important Robert Morgans. One is the mountain-born-and-raised and acclaimed writer who i...

July 29th, 2015 updated: July 18th, 2016. |  


Freedom is the journey and the destination

Freedom is the journey and the destination

[Editor’s note: The following is comprised of two posts that follow the same theme.]If you can’t find a way to enjoy people’s compan...

July 29th, 2015 updated: June 22nd, 2016. |  


Keep summer picnic foods safe

Keep summer picnic foods safe

Picnics are a great chance to bring family and friends together. However, the excitement of one can cause distraction from making sure that food being...

July 28th, 2015 |  


Rep. Hudson’s policies would lead to poverty

Rep. Hudson’s policies would lead to poverty

This week a national tourism website, RoadSnacks, released a list of the 10 worst places to live in North Carolina, and it wasn’t pretty for tow...

July 28th, 2015 |  


Cemetery visit inspires sweet memories

Cemetery visit inspires sweet memories

Recently I went to visit the cemetery where several of my relatives are buried. I know a lot of people put new flowers on their family members’ ...

July 28th, 2015 |  


When to apply for disability benefits

When to apply for disability benefits

If you or someone you know is suffering from a condition that prevents you from being able to work or the condition is currently affecting your abilit...

July 27th, 2015 |  


Don’t disarm our heroes at home

Don’t disarm our heroes at home

It seems like tragedy is unfolding across the globe as barbaric savages like ISIS overtake the Middle East and murderous regimes like Iran fight to ga...

July 27th, 2015 |  


Hero on the wrong side of history

Hero on the wrong side of history

Can Atticus Finch still be our hero?After Harper Lee, who created the saintly Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” has now given disturbing d...

July 27th, 2015 |  


Attacks are a hint of things to come

Attacks are a hint of things to come

In recent weeks, I was ridiculed, harassed and belittled for my statement that I was the canary in the mine. That reference was to point out that I wa...

July 25th, 2015 |  


Surviving the march and earning my stripes

Surviving the march and earning my stripes

In the Marine Corps of today, you have a 72-hour class that is called the Crucible — it is very intense training. In my days on Parris Island it...

July 22nd, 2015 |