Your Daily Journal- RSS OPINION Feed Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:57:38 EST 1800 Legal Corner: Power of attorney can help with loved ones’ care For those who have taken on the huge responsibility of caring for their elderly parents, a spouse or even the affairs of any family members in the military, consider the benefits of a power of attorney. A power of attorney is able to alleviate some of... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:37:12 EST Trials of the future Gather around, my children, and listen to my tales, for that is what we are looked upon as by this Imperial Leader. We are no more than children in his eyes with no abilities of our own. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:01:21 EST OUR VIEW: The county with a heart Richmond County is small in population — with about 46,000 souls, we rank 57th of North Carolina's 100 counties. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:14:06 EST LETTER: Obama secures legacy as the Great Compromiser To the editor:Goodnight, Barack Obama. Sleep well, O mighty fearless leader. The likes of Ozymandias, Der Fuhrer, Il Duce, Pol Pot, Stalin, Saddam and Idi pale before your wonderful and glorious deeds. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:43:15 EST LETTER: Ferguson residents destroyed their own town To the editor: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:37:11 EST Prudence needed on state budget RALEIGH — According to the latest monthly report from State Controller Linda Combs, the state of North Carolina has collected about $6.5 billion in general fund revenue during the first four months of the 2014-15 fiscal... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:04:08 EST LETTER: State Senate candidate thanks voters for support To the editor: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:12:14 EST LETTER: Iran threat calls for missile defense system To the editor: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:07:12 EST Lefty and Roy — and their critics While Martin Harmon was in North Carolina last week to promote his new book, “Charles 'Lefty' Driesell: A Basketball Legend,” he dropped a signed copy by UNC basketball coach Roy Williams's office. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:58:09 EST Cold enough for a hog-killing When I was growing up on the farm, there was a season for everything. Some examples would be garden-planting time, corn and tobacco-planting time, blackberry-picking time, time to cut firewood for next year and — of course — hog-killing... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:11:08 EST OUR VIEW: Consumers drive Black Friday creep As more big-box retailers offer Black Friday bargains a day early, many Americans fear the Thanksgiving holiday is being co-opted and commercialized. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:53:10 EST LETTER: Forgo the turkey and enjoy a kinder Thanksgiving To the editor: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:48:09 EST LETTER: More can be done to help county’s homeless To the editor: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:36:06 EST Troops’ service should make us thankful This week, families and friends will gather around their tables to celebrate Thanksgiving. This special holiday originated from the first harvest of the new world — a time when the Pilgrims and Native Americans joined together in fellowship to... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:25:05 EST Legal Corner: Trusts can protect your assets Wills and trusts are both major parts of estate planning. Both are very popular forms of protection for families and their property. Let's now focus on the basics of a trust. What are trusts, and how can they be useful to you and your... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:36:05 EST Is Iran a threat to the U.S.? O, ye of little faith, these are the words of a man who thinks we all need to just listen and shut up. I am so sorry, but I do have a mind of my own. Those words come to those of us who can still see and think for ourselves from a man who thinks we... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:52:09 EST OUR VIEW: No need to panic over school pay Named for a scholar, scientist and Franciscan friar, Roger Bacon Academy acted less like its noble namesake and more like North Carolina's own charter-school Chicken Little. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:46:07 EST Interracial marriage shouldn’t be controversial “The only thing that should be separated by color is laundry.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:11:09 EST LETTER: Blame game not the answer to UNC scandal To the editor: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:11:09 EST New fracking rules fall short The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission issued its final vote on proposed changes to the rules regulating the process of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas (i.e. fracking) last Friday. As you've probably heard by now, the panel voted... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:10:15 EST