Your Daily Journal- RSS OPINION Feed http://yourdailyjournal.com/section/OPINION http://yourdailyjournal.com/section/OPINION Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:51:01 EST 1800 Defying terrorists with a new limb, renewed hope http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/home_top-opinion_columns/4482611/Defying-terrorists-with-a-new-limb-renewed-hope I first saw fear in a mother's face in Belfast. Her daughter's school was next door to a building that had just been fire-bombed by terrorists. The children had been evacuated just in the nick of time, but the mother's voice, even... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 3.67 miles of team building http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/editorial/4471591/3.67-miles-of-team-building Saturday's coverage for Richmond County Daily Journal staff proved that work doesn't always have to seem like — well, work. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Marketing lessons from God http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/4155316/Marketing-lessons-from-God Next week, Jews all over the world, including me, will celebrate Passover. While it's the holiday marking our Exodus from Egypt, it also may be the longest-running marketing campaign ever. It's got every single element the advertising... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A good trip home http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters/4157421/A-good-trip-home To the editor:What could have been a very unpleasant experience turned out not to be so bad and I would like to publicly thank the people that helped my husband and me. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST We need to help in Ukraine http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters/4157523/We-need-to-help-in-Ukraine To the editor:I would like to address my opinion on the crisis in Ukraine. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST The secret power of names http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/4144169/The-secret-power-of-names It's a word we use so often, I doubt many of us give it much thought. When someone calls it out, we say, “Here!” We offer it with a handshake when we meet someone new. And, of course, we sign it over and over and over... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Voiding the contract was the right move http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/editorial/4133943/Voiding-the-contract-was-the-right-move Some will argue the Hamlet City Council's action on Tuesday to void City Manager Marchell David's employment contract was cowardly. Others will say it was a bold move forward. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Social Security can be saved with better benefits http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/4133888/Social-Security-can-be-saved-with-better-benefits With our national debt growing by $3 billion a day and Congress giving up offering any real solutions, we are a speeding train heading for a cliff. Most pretend the problem is not real or will just go away. Almost no one is ready for the... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Just another day of fishing http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/4119397/Just-another-day-of-fishing Ya'll know I like to fish, so several years ago a good friend and I took my 12-foot boat over to Pee Dee River to go fishing. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Help for our furry friends http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/editorial/4120458/Help-for-our-furry-friends It was nice to see more than two dozen people come together on Friday at the Richmond County Animal Shelter in order to recognize North Carolina Humane Lobby Day. The event served as a forum that allowed people from a variety of backgrounds to come... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Hitchcock Creek becomes cotton mills’ power source http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/history-opinion_columns-outdoors/4110102/Hitchcock-Creek-becomes-cotton-mills-power-source Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series about Hitchcock Creek. The first was published March 11, 2014. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST From ash pond, to river, to your bloodstream http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/4108464/From-ash-pond-to-river-to-your-bloodstream When you have finished drinking this bottle of water, fill it with our tap water for liquid refreshment that tastes as good and is just as pure as what was in the bottle. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Save American Workers Act will protect jobs http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/4108555/Save-American-Workers-Act-will-protect-jobs Last week I had the privilege of joining my colleague Rep. Jim McGovern (Mass.-02) for a panel discussion at the 3rd annual Poverty Summit led by Catholic Charities USA. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Changing our climate of indifference http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/4092718/Changing-our-climate-of-indifference A new scientific report predicts more dire and irreversible consequences of the climate crisis than ever before. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Hudson misses the mark on Navy tobacco ban http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/editorial-opinion/4091700/Hudson-misses-the-mark-on-Navy-tobacco-ban In his first term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson has worked hard to form bipartisan efforts in order to benefit the public good. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST In memory of beginnings http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/4081107/In-memory-of-beginnings Last week, I wrote a column where I described looking for rocks on the playground where I went to school. I started attending Fairfield Local in 1996, meaning that I started my education in what everyone calls the “old... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST We small fish need protection http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters/4084000/We-small-fish-need-protection To the editor:For skeptics like me, who have never had much confidence in governmental environmental protection, the recent Duke Energy coal ash pollution in the Dan River reinforces my impressions. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fort Hood shooting creates 19 more Rockinghams http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/editorial/4082290/Fort-Hood-shooting-creates-19-more-Rockinghams Wednesday's shooting at Fort Hood quickly brought to the minds of many in Richmond County the incident nearly five years ago in which Rockingham native Alonzo Lunsford Jr. was shot at the same Texas Army base. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST “Forced” annexation under Hitler, now Putin http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion/4069020/Forced-annexation-under-Hitler-now-Putin Vladimir Putin's “forced” annexation of the Crimea invites memories of Adolph Hitler's annexation of Austria. Both absorbed their weaker neighbor with over 96 percent of their vote. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A few more women who rule http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/letters/4071675/A-few-more-women-who-rule To the editor: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST