Superman inspires floating ‘flight’

Superman inspires floating ‘flight’

I know what you’re thinking: How and why did he have to bring Superman into the picture? Because I can.You see, Superman has, in the past, been ...

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 29th, 2015. |  


Has pumpkin spice craze finally peaked?

Has pumpkin spice craze finally peaked?

There was a simpler time, not long ago, when the changing of the seasons was quite obvious. We had the arrival of crocuses after a long winter, signal...

August 27th, 2015 |  


Research shows promise of school choice

Research shows promise of school choice

RALEIGH — As a very public advocate of parental choice in education for most of my adult life, I am used to having my intentions questioned.It&#...

August 27th, 2015 |  


‘A bubbly blonde’: Remembering Alison Parker

‘A bubbly blonde’: Remembering Alison Parker

ROCKINGHAM — I was downstairs in the Richmond County Judicial Center chatting with one of the bailiffs following a double-murder plea Wednesday when...

August 26th, 2015 updated: August 27th, 2015. |  


Budget delays a tactic to keep spending low

Budget delays a tactic to keep spending low

The news this week that legislative leaders will miss another deadline in their efforts to pass a two-year state budget that is now eight weeks overdu...

August 26th, 2015 |  


No silver spoon in my mouth

No silver spoon in my mouth

Since I’m now retired, I don’t have to worry about setting an alarm clock to wake me up every morning to get ready to go to work. When you...

August 25th, 2015 |  


Trump, Romney and Terry Sanford

Trump, Romney and Terry Sanford

How did Donald Trump make Mitt Romney president in 2016?That is the question some pundits could be asking each other next November when they try to fi...

August 24th, 2015 updated: August 24th, 2015. |  


District tour shows value of job creators

District tour shows value of job creators

After a few months of productive legislative work, I’m glad to be in North Carolina where I get to spend a few weeks visiting with you — m...

August 24th, 2015 updated: August 24th, 2015. |  


Legal issues crop up for N.C. farmers

Legal issues crop up for N.C. farmers

One of the wonderful aspects of the state of North Carolina is its agriculture. North Carolina’s agricultural industry includes food, fiber and ...

August 21st, 2015 |  


The Clintons: America’s royal family

The Clintons: America’s royal family

Welcome to the 2016 presidential race.Slow down — there’s a problem with those words. This race did not wait to start in 2015, it started ...

August 21st, 2015 updated: August 21st, 2015. |