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 |  


OUR VIEW: Punishment doesn’t always fit the crime

OUR VIEW: Punishment doesn’t always fit the crime

Before Antonio Espinoza appears in court on Sept. 17, we have one question we’d like prosecutors to answer.Who is the victim in the crime heR...

August 25th, 2015 |  


LETTER: Misused veterans’ headstones shows profound disrespect

To the editor:This morning I was watching the early news before going to work — I always do. This morning was just a bit different for me.I know...

August 24th, 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. |  


OUR VIEW: Your feedback can help shape our coverage

They grab headlines, generate gabfests and gobble up airtime, but presidential polls — at least those taken this early in the election cycle ...

August 22nd, 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. |  


Dems’ strategy neglects Senate to beat McCrory

Dems’ strategy neglects Senate to beat McCrory

RALEIGH — After months of speculation and hand-wringing among Democrats, the party is finally fielding candidates to take on Republican U.S. Sen...

August 21st, 2015 |  


Classic coffee: Good to the last drop

Classic coffee: Good to the last drop

I bought a cup of coffee tonight. I know that doesn’t seem like such a big deal, but it was. All I wanted was a simple cup of coffee and was fac...

August 21st, 2015 |