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 |  


Our two great Robert Morgans

Our two great Robert Morgans

North Carolinians of my generation have been blessed with two important Robert Morgans. One is the mountain-born-and-raised and acclaimed writer who i...

July 29th, 2015 updated: July 18th, 2016. |  


Freedom is the journey and the destination

Freedom is the journey and the destination

[Editor’s note: The following is comprised of two posts that follow the same theme.]If you can’t find a way to enjoy people’s compan...

July 29th, 2015 updated: June 22nd, 2016. |  


Keep summer picnic foods safe

Keep summer picnic foods safe

Picnics are a great chance to bring family and friends together. However, the excitement of one can cause distraction from making sure that food being...

July 28th, 2015 |