Political coin lands on its edge

Political coin lands on its edge

So far, 2016 has turned out to be a momentous year in state politics — and the general election is still months away.North Carolinians have watc...

May 25th, 2016 |  


Businesses need room to grow

Businesses need room to grow

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

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Is there occupational churning?

Is there occupational churning?

I’m up to my neck in jobs. However, don’t contact me for a job; I don’t actually have any to hand out! Instead, I’ve been look...

May 21st, 2016 |  


The issue behind teacher pay raises

The issue behind teacher pay raises

As the revised General Fund budget moves from the House to the Senate, let’s ponder the issue-behind-the-issue of pay raises for North Carolina ...

May 21st, 2016 |  


Collaborationsorely neededto revive event

Tory Hole Park will be silent Sept. 26-27.That may not sound out of the ordinary to most, but it was supposed to be the date for the fifth annual Batt...

May 20th, 2016 |  


Blinking contestis a no-winaffair for state

From The Robesonian …North Carolina’s Republican leadership is in a blinking contest with the U.S. Justice Department and there is plenty ...

May 17th, 2016 |  


Respectful etiquette for placing American flags at gravesites

Recently there has been a well-deserved increase in the recognition of those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces. Well-meaning individuals an...

May 16th, 2016 |  


How to pay teachers more

How to pay teachers more

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

May 16th, 2016 |  


Some summertime reminders about your pets

Your pet can get in trouble in minutes in hot weather. In just a few minutes on a summer day the inside of a car can get to 140 degrees. A pet should ...

May 13th, 2016 |  


Those who know Congress best are shaking their heads

Those who know Congress best are shaking their heads

I had the good fortune last week to spend some time in Washington, D.C. with about a dozen former members of Congress. As you’d expect, we got t...

May 13th, 2016 |