Political coin lands on edge

Political coin lands on edge

RALEIGH — So far, 2016 has turned out to be a momentous year in state politics — and the General Election is still months away.North Carol...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Businesses need space to grow

Businesses need space to grow

RALEIGH — I write today in praise of state employees who work in North Carolina’s regulatory agencies. Because of their due diligence, our...

May 24th, 2016 |  


NDAA provides key funding to bolster our defense

NDAA provides key funding to bolster our defense

America faces serious threats from radical Islamist terrorism. As well, we face grave peril as President Obama chose to give Iran a clear path to nucl...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Republicans get say on June 7

Republicans get say on June 7

It is rare that mostly Republicans and unaffiliated voters will be voting in a Robeson County election with nearly no Democrats participating. But tha...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Fighting for our veterans

Fighting for our veterans

Providing for the common defense of our nation is one of the few responsibilities of Congress explicitly stated in the United States Constitution. As ...

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


Discrimination not black, white

Discrimination not black, white

“There is no room in our schools for discrimination of any kind.”A U.S. Department of Justice news release attributes those words to U.S. ...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Tatum’s first job: Find money to reward everyone

We have known Katrina Tatum, the town manager in Fairmont, for years, and find her to be good to work with and adept at her job, which is why we appla...

May 19th, 2016 |  


State economy gets more private

State economy gets more private

RALEIGH — If we want North Carolina to grow and develop robustly, we have to raise taxes and use the money to “invest” in education,...

May 18th, 2016 updated: May 18th, 2016. |  


How to pay teachers more

How to pay teachers more

RALEIGH — State lawmakers in Raleigh are about to release their budget plans for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Although they may not recommend the 5 ...

May 18th, 2016 updated: May 18th, 2016. |  


Opioid abuse sweeps nation

Opioid abuse sweeps nation

Right now, opioid abuse and addiction are spreading across our country at an alarming rate. At this very moment, roughly 6.5 million Americans are abu...

May 17th, 2016 |