Legislators target hospitals in state budget

Legislators target hospitals in state budget

As members of the North Carolina House and Senate consider and debate vastly different budget proposals, I urge our citizens to look at the negative i...

August 1st, 2015 |  


OUR VIEW: Defy, don’t just deny, county’s ‘worst’ labels

OUR VIEW: Defy, don’t just deny, county’s ‘worst’ labels

When confronted with criticism, it’s only human nature to deny, dismiss and deflect.Many of us were quick to jeer a Durham-based website’s...

August 1st, 2015 updated: August 1st, 2015. |  


Rattlesnake wranglers: Dumb as a box of rocks

Rattlesnake wranglers: Dumb as a box of rocks

So you think you want to be a rattlesnake wrangler? You believe in your holy heart that you have what it takes because, as a child, you had a pet gree...

July 31st, 2015 |  


Social Security process can be a waiting game

Social Security process can be a waiting game

Last week in the Legal Corner, we began to discuss a few Social Security benefit programs available to the public and the criteria to receive those be...

July 31st, 2015 |  


Shaping N.C.’s budget with an eye to the future

Shaping N.C.’s budget with an eye to the future

Across North Carolina, the days are drawing ever shorter and fall is on the horizon (although you wouldn’t know it from the heat). Traditionally...

July 31st, 2015 |  


LETTER: A subtler weapon to fight domestic terror

To the editor:Standing on my driveway while reading through Robert Lee’s column last Saturday, I couldn’t help a furtive look to either si...

July 30th, 2015 |  


N.C. economy compares well on job growth

N.C. economy compares well on job growth

RALEIGH — Remember a couple of years ago, when North Carolina’s unemployment rate was falling rapidly?Critics of the Republican-led legisl...

July 30th, 2015 |  


LETTER: Pride in the South and in Richmond County

To the editor:This letter is in response to a letter from Patti Almanza and the story from Saturday about how bad it is to live here in Richmond Count...

July 30th, 2015 |  


Vouchers to enrich secretive private schools

Vouchers to enrich secretive private schools

Several months ago on a public affairs television show, the host asked one of the two guests why he was opposed to the school voucher scheme that was ...

July 30th, 2015 |  


Critics don’t see the real Richmond County

Critics don’t see the real Richmond County

Like so many others, I saw an opinion piece published by roadsnacks.net. Not the New York Times, Charlotte Observer or Raleigh News & Observer. No...

July 29th, 2015 |