Your Daily Journal- RSS OPINION Feed Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:35:34 EST 1800 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 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 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 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 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 Freedom is a weighty issue RALEIGH — Have you been eating right? Getting enough exercise? How far away are you from your ideal weight? Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:36:51 EST TAR HEEL VIEW: UNC profs’ workload bill needs work It would seem logical to determine whether there is a problem before proposing a solution. Too often, that is not the case. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:26:51 EST Beginning of the end for the Map Act? In most states, when the department of transportation or a local government needs land for a highway, it obtains it the old-fashioned way — by buying it. It uses the state's power of eminent domain to condemn the property, and it... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:36:51 EST Low-wage workers need a boost One of the biggest problems with the so-called Carolina Comeback frequently touted by Gov. Pat McCrory and state legislative leaders is that it is leaving thousands of North Carolina workers behind— and not just the ones who are unable to find a... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:01:52 EST Community harvests benefits from farmers’ market An important direct-marketing tool for producers has become the subject of research, articles, studies and initiatives and is one of the most sought-after activities in every American downtown. Farmers' markets are the place for entrepreneurs to... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:01:51 EST Exercising to reduce stress April is Stress Awareness Month.While there are many different techniques, supplements, foods and activities that help reduce stress, research supports that exercise is the best source of stress reduction. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:31:51 EST One of life’s embarrassing moments I am sure all of you out there — just like me — have experienced embarrassing moments that stand out in your memory. The one I'm going to tell you about today happened when I was 12 years old. It was Easter weekend and my family was... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:01:51 EST Spring a time for new beginnings Hi guys! So, you all know that it's springtime. Spring is a time when old things pass away and things become new. New trees, new flowers — just fun new stuff! To me, it also means new beginnings. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:36:51 EST From Jesse Helms to N.C.’s special dishes Here are five recent books, starting with a novel featuring a thinly disguised Jesse Helms, by North Carolina authors to put on your bedside reading table. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:41:51 EST Iran’s double-talk on nukes treaty At a time when barbaric terrorists like ISIS and murderous regimes like Iran wreak havoc throughout the Middle East and threaten global security, America owes it to our allies and our citizens to lead. Unfortunately, President Obama and his... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:06:51 EST LETTER: Turning from God is the cause of world’s strife To the editor: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:21:51 EST Not all estates are created equal Last week in the Legal Corner, we began covering the topic of various forms of property ownership. We concluded our discussion by listing the different types of estates and detailing the interest an individual may have in his or her property. Our... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:01:52 EST Iran treaty on target for failure This administration has been successful in the sense that they hit the bull's-eye on the target. There's only problem — the bull's-eye they hit was not on their own target, it was on Iran's. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:16:52 EST LETTER: Calling President Obama ‘Barry’ shows condescension To the editor:This is in reference to Mr. Larry E. Veach's new letter to the editor in the Richmond County Daily Journal, dated April 10 (“Don't play the race card in political debate.”) Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:41:51 EST TAR HEEL VIEW: Don’t deputize concealed-carry citizen marshals North Carolina could license a force of armed “homeland security” marshals if a bill pushed by a gun-rights group is enacted. The newly minted guardians would even carry badges. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:26:51 EST