Your Daily Journal- RSS OPINION Feed Wed, 27 May 2015 22:06:16 EST 1800 LETTER: Officers showed honor, respect for lost loved one To the editor: Wed, 27 May 2015 12:41:51 EST Rucho’s revealing rationalization It's often difficult to generate much interest in stories about the abuse of the legislative process, but the behavior of Sen. Bob Rucho last week promoted a flurry of them. And his troubling defense of his undemocratic actions may be more... Wed, 27 May 2015 12:01:51 EST Soil, hay samples can help you fertilize smart It's summertime and everyone is pulling out the grills and getting their swimming pools ready. It's also a great time to get your soil ready for the summer. Wed, 27 May 2015 11:11:51 EST LETTER: Better health care for the Capitol Hill crowd? To the editor: Tue, 26 May 2015 16:31:52 EST LETTER: Memories of ‘Miss Mamie’ at Roberdell School To the editor: Tue, 26 May 2015 16:26:54 EST Making peace with newfangled gadgets My grandparents will always hold a very special place in my heart. Everybody else called them Hopie and Gladys, but to us, they were Granddaddy and Grandmother. (She was always Mother to her children and Grandmother to her grandchildren — never... Tue, 26 May 2015 16:06:51 EST How will Obama rate in pantheon of U.S. presidents? “How will historians rate Barack Obama's presidency?” Tue, 26 May 2015 15:46:52 EST Vets deserve more than lip service Once again, Memorial Day weekend has passed. This weekend is commonly regarded as the country's gateway to summertime and the time for cookouts, beach trips, good times with family and friends and the chance to sleep in on Monday. Sun, 24 May 2015 19:31:52 EST LETTER: Welfare system often helps the wrong people To the editor:Any time you try to educate the masses, you run the risk of much disapproval. You get some positive response from the worker bees. Sun, 24 May 2015 18:51:52 EST Honor fallen by caring for our veterans Patriotism. It's one of many feelings I get when I see an American flag. More than just stitches and dye on a piece of fabric, the American flag stands for liberty, freedom and pride. Sun, 24 May 2015 18:41:51 EST Legal Corner: Prenups and separation agreements Last week, the Legal Corner discussed the minimum requirements for obtaining an absolute divorce. Before we dive deeper into some of the issues that are faced after filing for divorce, let's cover the differences between prenuptial and... Sun, 24 May 2015 18:36:51 EST OUR VIEW: County’s tribute to fallen veterans continues to grow While most Richmond County residents sleep in Monday, 87-year-old Jimmy Brigman will rise before the sun and ferry thousands of American flags to Richmond Memorial Park. Sun, 24 May 2015 05:06:51 EST Richmond County can recover As I sit here on this spring morning in May 2015, my mind returns to the past.The past that I refer to is 40 years ago. I would like to take this time to tell you about my county — but as I write these words I have to say that this is not my... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:51:51 EST House budget spends too much RALEIGH — If leaders of the North Carolina House are right that the state needs a 6.3 percent increase in general fund spending for the coming year, then they were wrong two years ago when they helped craft an historic tax-reform package to... Wed, 20 May 2015 20:31:52 EST The Republican case for redistricting reform As his time in the White House neared an end, President Ronald Reagan gave a final televised interview as commander in chief to ABC News journalist and North Carolina native David Brinkley in December of 1988. Wed, 20 May 2015 19:36:51 EST LETTER: Letter showed disrespect for troops To the editor:I recently read a letter by Mrs. Patti Almanza and while I do support everyone's freedom of speech, I was disgusted by what she had to say to Mr. Robert Lee. Wed, 20 May 2015 14:21:51 EST LETTER: God’s name will be revealed To the editor:What is His name, and what is His Son's name, if you know it (Proverbs 30:4)? Wed, 20 May 2015 14:16:51 EST Research at our universities is a sound investment A great news article in last Monday's News & Observer showcased the research being conducted at UNC Chapel Hill and N.C. State University to help stroke victims improve their mobility with a groundbreaking exoskeleton that attaches to the limb. Wed, 20 May 2015 14:11:52 EST House’s N.C. budget far from adequate Listening to the folks on the Right railing against the House budget proposal this week, you'd think that the spending plan was an updated state version of the New Deal, chocked full of new initiatives and public investments to provide more... Wed, 20 May 2015 11:21:51 EST Are you drinking enough water? Many Americans are far more dehydrated then they think. And no soft drink can do what water can for the human body. We are built to live off water, and we simply do not get enough. Several of us struggle to even get the basic eight cups of water a... Tue, 19 May 2015 15:26:53 EST