LETTER: Grant will help expose students to literature

LETTER: Grant will help expose students to literature

To the editor:The English Department of Rockingham Middle School extends our appreciation to Pee Dee Electric for funding awarded for the literature c...

January 19th, 2018 |  


Appeasement: The cost of peace

Appeasement: The cost of peace

Appeasement is nothing new. It has been part of world history as long as man has walked the surface of this planet. Is it right or wrong to appease on...

January 19th, 2018 |  


What aren’t we being told about GenX?

What aren’t we being told about GenX?

What could possibly be more important than knowing that the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink is safe? Public safety is one of the ...

January 18th, 2018 |  


2 modest proposals for choosing better presidents

2 modest proposals for choosing better presidents

In a recent column, I noted that if Oprah Winfrey runs for president in 2020, she will be at least as qualified for the office as the incumbent, Donal...

January 18th, 2018 |  


Get up, stand up, speak up for your rights

Get up, stand up, speak up for your rights

I’m tired of liars, scoundrels and cheats.I’m sick of circus politics, sex scandals and partisan hypocrisy.I’ve reached the limits o...

January 17th, 2018 |  


LETTER: We never know when we’ll need foreign help

LETTER: We never know when we’ll need foreign help

To the editor:Long time sports fans understand the concept of “bulletin board material.” A team is publicly disrespected, or “trashe...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Earmarks are not the problem

Earmarks are not the problem

Last week, President Trump urged Congress to reassert its constitutional authority to direct how federal agencies spend taxpayer dollars. Ironically, ...

January 16th, 2018 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Cafe? No way. Call sweepstakes centers what they really are

TAR HEEL VIEW: Cafe? No way. Call sweepstakes centers what they really are

They’re as popular as they are controversial, they’re growing like kudzu in eastern North Carolina and local governments struggling to reg...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Medicaid work rules are needed

Medicaid work rules are needed

If government gives you a cash handout or a “free” service and you are capable of working, studying, or providing service to the community...

January 15th, 2018 |  


‘The Great Gatsby’ in an African-American family story

‘The Great Gatsby’ in an African-American family story

Sometimes fiction is a better teacher than history books or newspaper columns.A powerful new novel set in Pinewood, North Carolina, a fictional modern...

January 15th, 2018 updated: January 15th, 2018. |