LETTER: Think before you talk — or tweet

LETTER: Think before you talk — or tweet

To the editor:“Keep it under your Stetson.” Once the tagline of a World War II poster, it represents advice about keeping secrets and conf...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Will tax reform increase or limit liberty?

Will tax reform increase or limit liberty?

President Trump and the congressional Republican leadership recently unveiled a tax reform “framework.” The framework has a number of prov...

October 10th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Republicans abandon conservative principles in public notices vote

TAR HEEL VIEW: Republicans abandon conservative principles in public notices vote

Businesses whose survival depends on adapting to market conditions are more innovative, more nimble — and thus more effective — than gover...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Wiley Cash’s North Carolina history lesson

Wiley Cash’s North Carolina history lesson

Can we trust the people who taught us our state’s history when we were growing up?Or do we have to turn to fiction writers to open the doors to ...

October 9th, 2017 |  


Ballot changes should be welcome

Ballot changes should be welcome

Democrats, progressive activists, and left-leaning editorialists haven’t liked past ideas from Republicans to change the way North Carolina̵...

October 9th, 2017 |  


Through the eyes of a child

Through the eyes of a child

In the past years, I have written about my friend Jerry. Jerry was handicapped as a child with polio and other problems, but he overcame those limitat...

October 6th, 2017 |  


Americans make the country great

Americans make the country great

Last week, this column highlighted some simple pleasures that should have brought a smile to people’s faces. The column did just that. For 800 w...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Richmond County choosing between clean air, good jobs

Richmond County choosing between clean air, good jobs

Many residents and officials in Richmond County seem to miss the fact that the Enviva plant requires an air permit. A permit provides permission to po...

October 5th, 2017 |  


Your health is in your own hands

Your health is in your own hands

If I recall correctly, this is the date I was diagnosed with breast cancer 12 years ago. But I’m not sure, really, because I have “chemo b...

October 4th, 2017 updated: October 5th, 2017. |  


Election laws need changing

Election laws need changing

When I first started covering politics there were three registered Democrats for every one registered Republican in North Carolina. The chairman of my...

October 4th, 2017 |