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 |  


Film incentive cuts costing us jobs

Film incentive cuts costing us jobs

Isn’t it ironic that Republican governors in South Carolina and Georgia are boasting about the explosion their states have experienced in televi...

July 22nd, 2015 |  


We must value the First Amendment

We must value the First Amendment

There was a time when one’s initiation into the fraternity of journalism included a profound indoctrination into the value of the First Amendmen...

July 22nd, 2015 updated: July 22nd, 2015. |  


N.C. primary could be pivotal

N.C. primary could be pivotal

RALEIGH — After months of debate, North Carolina seems finally to have set a date for its 2016 presidential primaries.It won’t be in Febru...

July 22nd, 2015 |