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Larger than life, Britt make a mark

Larger than life, Britt make a mark

As a young reporter with The Robesonian, I remember sitting in a Robeson County Superior Courtroom when the late Joe …

May 4th, 2016 |  

Tax choices define policy options

Tax choices define policy options

RALEIGH — Relatively speaking, North Carolina has a low rate of property taxation. That’s a basic fact of public finance …

May 4th, 2016 |  

Rental cars are a smart choice for travelers

Rental cars are a smart choice for travelers

For some kinds of travel, it might be cheaper to rent a car than to drive the one you already …

May 2nd, 2016 |  

Wins against domestic violence

Wins against domestic violence

RALEIGH — The city of High Point is making national headlines for its innovative approach to combating the scourge of …

May 2nd, 2016 updated: May 3rd, 2016. |  

Award honors conservatism

Award honors conservatism

We’ve all heard the famous phrase, “Actions speak louder than words.” Well, nowhere is this more true than in Washington. …

April 29th, 2016 |  

McCrory mum on HB2 questions

It has now been more than a month since Gov. Pat McCrory signed the sweeping anti-LGBT law HB2 and ignited …

April 29th, 2016 |  

DP database needs scrutiny

DP database needs scrutiny

RALEIGH — In 2013, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction unveiled Home Base, billed as a “suite of digital classroom …

April 28th, 2016 |  

Road policies need attention

Road policies need attention

RALEIGH — When you ask North Carolina voters to name the top election issue in state politics, the most common …

April 27th, 2016 |  

“Free trade, or protectionism?”

“A day will come when there will be no battlefields, but markets opening to commerce and minds opening to ideas.” …

April 26th, 2016 |  

ER faces, meets challenges

ER faces, meets challenges

The medical residency program at Southeastern Regional Medical Center is about to complete its inaugural year. Newly minted physicians are …

April 26th, 2016 |  

Dueling protests greet legislators

RALEIGH — A day of protests and arrests around North Carolina’s statehouse marked what’s likely to be weeks of impassioned …

April 26th, 2016 |  

Brakes stop stilly EPA plan

Brakes stop stilly EPA plan

Would you believe it if I told you common sense prevailed in Washington? Well, that’s what happened two weeks ago …

April 23rd, 2016 |  

Bold action needed on schools

Bold action needed on schools

Every educational institution is expected to do more with less these days. So, I commend the Public Schools of Robeson …

April 21st, 2016 updated: April 22nd, 2016. |  

HB2 tops legislators’ to-do list

HB2 tops legislators’ to-do list

State lawmakers return to Raleigh on Monday for their summer session and they have a lot to talk about, HB2, …

April 21st, 2016 |  

Two ways forward on HB2

Two ways forward on HB2

RALEIGH — Is there any way for the opposing sides debating North Carolina’s House Bill 2 to move beyond the …

April 20th, 2016 updated: April 20th, 2016. |  

GOP offering new choices

GOP offering new choices

RALEIGH — Before the 1970s, presidential nominations were won in smoke-filled rooms as deals were cut between party bigwigs motivated …

April 19th, 2016 |  

Terrell: What the future holds for Book ‘Em

Terrell: What the future holds for Book ‘Em

Book ‘Em North Carolina has awarded $3,000 to area nonprofits for the purpose of increasing literacy in Lumberton and across …

April 18th, 2016 |  

The U.S: Values and self-interest

The U.S: Values and self-interest

“The U.S. — Values & Self Interest” “…all reality hinges on moral foundations.” Martin Luther King (1929-1968) “Rediscovering Lost Values,” …

April 18th, 2016 |  

Don’t overstate political divide

Don’t overstate political divide

RALEIGH — Has North Carolina become a state of extremes? Based on recent events, and lots of recent handwringing, you …

April 18th, 2016 |  

Nation’s burdensome tax codes needs total overhaul

Like so many of you, I find tax season to be one of the most frustrating times of the year. …

April 16th, 2016 |  

Taking terror fight southward

Taking terror fight southward

Did you know Mideast terrorist organizations are now working with Latin American drug lords against the United States? Last week, …

April 16th, 2016 |  

Putting education to the test

Putting education to the test

RALEIGH — Do you believe that the word “test” is figuratively a four-letter word? Politicians on the left and right …

April 15th, 2016 |  

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