Illegal immigration’s hidden costs

Illegal immigration’s hidden costs

“If” is such a small word for such immense consequences.If America goes the way of Detroit — and Detroit, at one time, was the riche...

September 11th, 2015 |  


Modern monikers: What’s in a name?

Modern monikers: What’s in a name?

We all have a name.Our parents thought long and hard and bestowed upon us a name that would remain with us throughout our entire lives. Sometimes, we ...

September 11th, 2015 updated: September 11th, 2015. |  


Taxpayer act has deep N.C. roots

Taxpayer act has deep N.C. roots

RALEIGH — As North Carolina’s legislative session (presumably) winds down over the next couple of weeks, it seems increasingly unlikely th...

September 10th, 2015 updated: September 10th, 2015. |  


Erosion of trust in Raleigh

Erosion of trust in Raleigh

One of the most troubling aspects of the budget the Senate passed earlier this summer was the decision to stuff the 500-plus-page appropriations bill ...

September 9th, 2015 |  


Richmond 4-H goat show set Saturday

Richmond 4-H goat show set Saturday

The 2015 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit is almost midway through! Richmond County youth have been placing high in each division, taking away lots...

September 8th, 2015 |  


Hazel brought brush with havoc

Hazel brought brush with havoc

Since hurricane season is upon us, it got me started thinking about Hurricane Hazel. This huge storm started forming on Oct. 5, 1954. After killing ne...

September 8th, 2015 |  


Iran, Planned Parenthood top list of concerns

Iran, Planned Parenthood top list of concerns

After traveling more than 1,500 miles and holding public events across all 12 counties of the 8th District in August and speaking with so many of you,...

September 7th, 2015 |  


Baptism stirs memories, 135 years later

Baptism stirs memories, 135 years later

When would a baptism in a small church in Wilmington be so important that it gets reported in the newspapers?It happened in 1880 at Fifth Street Metho...

September 7th, 2015 |  


Preserving farmland for future generations

Preserving farmland for future generations

Last week in the Legal Corner, we discussed in some detail the rights of farmers and some of the eligibility requirements needed to take advantage of ...

September 4th, 2015 |  


Reading between the little white lies

Reading between the little white lies

It has come to my attention recently that people do not tell the truth.I know what you are thinking. You are thinking that I am an idiot and you are w...

September 4th, 2015 |