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Tax choices define policy options

Tax choices define policy options

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

May 3rd, 2016 |  

NCAA shinesa better lighton Tar Heels

The University of North Carolina’s men’s basketball team on April’s first Monday suffered an excruciatingly painful loss in the NCAA …

May 3rd, 2016 |  

North Carolina combats domestic violence

North Carolina combats domestic violence

The city of High Point is making national headlines for its innovative approach to combating the scourge of domestic violence. …

May 2nd, 2016 |  

Cost of living raises more important than minimum wage

As with so many things on the liberal agenda, the hot topic of a higher minimum wage continues to burn …

May 2nd, 2016 |  

It’s getting harder to govern, and it’s not just politicians’ fault

It’s getting harder to govern, and it’s not just politicians’ fault

We may not know who our next president is going to be, but here’s one thing that’s almost certain: he …

April 29th, 2016 |  

‘Free speech’an oxymoronin athletics

Professional and collegiate sports seem to have their own definition of free speech — and it includes a price tag, …

April 29th, 2016 |  

Road policies deserve attention

Road policies deserve attention

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

April 27th, 2016 |  

We are all North Carolina

We are all North Carolina

I love our state, and I want students across North Carolina to grow up wanting to call this state home …

April 27th, 2016 |  

Harmony Hallneeds, deservesyour assistance

The board of directors for Harmony Hall Plantation Village has the very same problem that almost every other volunteer organization …

April 26th, 2016 |  

The problemis voters, notthe candidates

Now that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have nailed down the crown jewel of the New York primary, we’re one …

April 22nd, 2016 |  

Best timing for valuing property?

Best timing for valuing property?

Recently Wake County, the state’s second largest county in population, reduced the time between property revaluations from eight to four …

April 21st, 2016 |  

A special thank-you to my mom

A letter to my mother, Shirley Autry, on her birthday … Dear Mama, First, let me start by saying that …

April 19th, 2016 |  

Don’t Overstate Political Divide

Don’t Overstate Political Divide

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

April 19th, 2016 |  

Fayetteville fire leaves gap in Chapel Hill

Fayetteville fire leaves gap in Chapel Hill

Why did a fire in Fayetteville cause a panic in Chapel Hill? When I got word about the April 9 …

April 19th, 2016 |  

Day of Prayer looms

It’s that time of year again — time for the National Day of Prayer at the Town Hall in Elizabethtown. …

April 19th, 2016 |  

HB2 gettingreshaped byGov. McCrory

We don’t know if it was the worry that North Carolina would lose jobs, the NCAA would no longer allow …

April 19th, 2016 |  

GOP candidate says time for changes in House’s 9th District

With vastly different congressional district lines, the “new” 9th District deserves leadership that is completely in tune with its values. …

April 18th, 2016 |  

Bladenboro’sresidents putup a goose egg

Here are a couple of questions that members of the Bladenboro Town Council must have been asking themselves on Monday: …

April 15th, 2016 |  

Beyond transparency, we need accountability

Beyond transparency, we need accountability

Over more than three decades in Congress, I had the chance to question a lot of federal officials. Most of …

April 14th, 2016 |  

Thanks given for flags at Armory

On behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Elizabethtown Post 8062, I would like to express my appreciation to County …

April 13th, 2016 |  

Where have our morals gone?

The city of Charlotte enacted a city ordinance that allowed individuals to use whatever bathroom they desired regardless of the …

April 12th, 2016 |  

Putting economics over decency

Putting economics over decency

According to The Robesonian’s “Economic threat demands revisit of bathroom bill,” North Carolina may face serious economic repercussions due to …

April 11th, 2016 |  

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