Fairmont commissioner says higher pay hike needed in budget

To the Editor,I have served as an elected Fairmont official for 36 and a half years, both as a commissioner and mayor, and only twice before, as a com...

June 27th, 2016 updated: June 27th, 2016. |  


Restore more freedom in NC

RALEIGH — When liberals and conservatives debate the issue of how best to promote economic growth and opportunity, they usually talk about their...

June 27th, 2016 |  


GOP seeking health-care fix

GOP seeking health-care fix

last week, House Democrats spent their time on a publicity stunt in a misguided effort to restrict Americans’ constitutional rights through arbi...

June 25th, 2016 |  


For our schools, pick your plan, then speak up

The roller-coaster ride of Senate Bill 554 paused on a high last week with two Senates committees — Education and Finance — giving a revis...

June 25th, 2016 updated: June 25th, 2016. |  


Parents putting children in danger’s path is the new norm

To the Editor,People questioned how could a family let a child slip into a zoo enclosure with a gorilla. Then the same was said for a child playing ne...

June 23rd, 2016 updated: June 23rd, 2016. |  


State grading system gets F

State grading system gets F

House and Senate leaders are working behind closed doors to come up with a final budget for next year and reportedly the two sides are close to an agr...

June 23rd, 2016 updated: June 25th, 2016. |  


Bill punishes poor for getting lucky in lottery

We know that when we reported last week on a bill in the state House that would require the state lottery to disclose to local departments of Social S...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


City unfairly singling out for punishment owners of pit bulls

To the Editor,While I welcome an activist mayor and City Council in Lumberton, I believe they acted in haste with recent passage of an animal control ...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Truth is, NC was never in Kansas

Truth is, NC was never in Kansas

RALEIGH — As the General Election campaign begins in North Carolina, you can expect to hear a lot about Kansas.Yes, I can read a map. Kansas and...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Restricting gun rights won’tstop Orlando-like massacres

To the Editor,People who are willing to give up their liberty for safety deserve neither.The Democrats are trying to sucker Americans into relinquishi...

June 22nd, 2016 updated: June 22nd, 2016. |