Your Daily Journal- RSS OPINION Feed http://yourdailyjournal.com/section/OPINION http://yourdailyjournal.com/section/OPINION Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:45:54 EST 1800 Seize the day for energy exploration http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/153151695/Seize-the-day-for-energy-exploration Carpe diem. Latin for “seize the day,” this phrase is used by many to encourage folks to make the most out of every opportunity. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:06:51 EST N.C. and the U.S.-Mexico border http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/153151473/N.C.-and-the-U.S.-Mexico-border What does the 1,969-mile border between the United States and Mexico have to do with North Carolina? Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:56:51 EST LETTER: King George or Obama? A modern-day declaration http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters/153115991/King-George-or-Obama-A-modern-day-declaration To the editor:Consider this paraphrased excerpt from the Declaration of Independence modified to describe the actions of President Obama: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:11:52 EST Billy Ross and his rubber ear http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/153118178/Billy-Ross-and-his-rubber-ear Every child who has been born at one time or the other has been scared to death by someone or something. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:41:52 EST LETTER: God’s guidance can turn the red lights green http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters/153096123/Gods-guidance-can-turn-the-red-lights-green To the editor: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:56:51 EST LETTER: Hamlet Depot and Museums flourished under Chavis http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters/153096476/Hamlet-Depot-and-Museums-flourished-under-Chavis To the editor: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:51:52 EST Raise the tax on local bonds http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/153095769/Raise-the-tax-on-local-bonds RALEIGH — Never let it be said that I am against all tax increases. Please raise the tax on state and local government bonds — immediately. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:36:52 EST OUR VIEW: Each Richmond County resident has a story to tell http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/editorial/153074836/OUR-VIEW-Each-Richmond-County-resident-has-story-to-tell We have a children's science museum, a historic rail depot, a former NASCAR speedway and some of the best outdoor recreational sites in the Carolinas. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:06:51 EST Spring, acts of kindness in bloom http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/153075104/Spring-acts-of-kindness-in-bloom Rockingham in spring is a stunning place to be. Gardens are full of flowering trees and shrubs such as the magnolia (first to show its blooms) and the magnificent dogwood; the pink or creamy-white flowers bare close resemblance to orchids. No less... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:31:51 EST The rigged redistricting game http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/153070989/The-rigged-redistricting-game The last few weeks have made clear again what government reform advocates have said for almost 30 years in North Carolina. Politicians should not be allowed to choose their voters, to draw their own districts for election to anything — Congress,... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:06:51 EST Protect horses, families from mosquitoes http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/news-opinion_columns/153032222/Protect-horses-families-from-mosquitoes Like me, you may have started noticing mosquito activity this week. This is because Richmond County has had some warm, wet conditions, which are optimal for mosquitoes to thrive. It's important to not only protect yourself by using insect... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:46:52 EST Overcoming exercise excuses http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/health-news-opinion_columns/153055096/Overcoming-exercise-excuses Many people see the benefit to regular exercise and desire to make it a part of their daily lives. However, we often let excuses prevent us from fully engaging in one of the best habits we can ever partake in. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:16:51 EST LETTER: The doctor-disciple and the Great Physician http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters/153048295/The-doctor-disciple-and-the-Great-Physician To the editor: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:56:51 EST LETTER: Time to bid farewell to Democratic leaders http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters/153044808/Time-to-bid-farewell-to-Democratic-leaders To the editor: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:46:51 EST A spring visit from a hummingbird http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/153044019/A-spring-visit-from-a-hummingbird The Lord's creations never cease to amaze me, especially in the spring. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:26:52 EST William Powell, dean of North Carolina history http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/153007374/William-Powell-dean-of-North-Carolina-history When UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Emeritus William Powell died last week at the age of 95, North Carolina lost its dean of history. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:26:51 EST No tax credits for illegal immigrants http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/153007104/No-tax-credits-for-illegal-immigrants Last week was a stressful one for many of us as we stared down the daunting tax code to file our taxes by Wednesday's deadline. To say our tax code is a mess is an understatement. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:51:51 EST One estate, multiple owners http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/152989391/One-estate-multiple-owners Last week in the Legal Corner, we covered freehold and non-freehold estates. The discussion described in some detail the interest the owner or an individual leasing from the owner could have in the estate property. Our focus this week is on concurrent... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:21:52 EST McInnis a breath of fresh air http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/152986716/McInnis-a-breath-of-fresh-air Uncomfortable feelings are part of the survival package we were given when we were born. Whatever you feel, millions and millions of us are experiencing a similar feeling at this very moment in time as I put these thoughts to ink and paper. It makes... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:16:51 EST County residents divided on need for bodycams http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters/152964894/County-residents-divided-on-need-for-bodycams If you're on Facebook and you aren't following the Richmond County Daily Journal, you're missing out. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:11:52 EST