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Black boycottof Oscars justhypocritical

So those people of color who are involved with the entertainment industry are upset with the Academy Awards nomination process …

February 12th, 2016 |  

A response to Rev. Thurman B. Everett

My eyes could not believe what a man of God had to say about one particular candidate running for the …

February 11th, 2016 |  

N.C. cuts save taxpayers billions

N.C. cuts save taxpayers billions

Here’s a statement that North Carolinians of all political stripes can agree is a fact: Gov. Pat McCrory and the …

February 10th, 2016 |  

State’s DEQ action far too late

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s action on Dan River (Tuesday) is three years too late. For years, DEQ has …

February 9th, 2016 |  

Prayer beforemeetings arein our fabric

In Bladen County, almost every meeting — civic, government or community — is opened with a prayer. It’s been that …

February 9th, 2016 |  

In support of Ben Carson

This is a call to those who believe it is time for a renewal of moral values in this country. …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Please support the Connect NC Bond

As a long-time Elizabethtown resident and community advocate, I am excited for our county to have the opportunity to vote …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Richard Burr’s level of arrogance

As one of Richard Burr’s opponents in the March 15 Republican U.S. Senate primary, I consider his refusal to debate …

February 8th, 2016 |  

How Republican is North Carolina?

How Republican is North Carolina?

How Republican is North Carolina? My answer is 63. I realize this number has no meaning to you right now. …

February 8th, 2016 |  

How to tell if Congress is working

How to tell if Congress is working

There have been encouraging signs that the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill wants to make Congress function again. They’ve talked …

February 7th, 2016 |  

Why I’ll root for Denver

Why I’ll root for Denver

Peyton Manning. There really doesn’t need to be any other reason than that to root for the Broncos on Sunday. …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Panthers aredeserving ofyour support

We love our sports here in North Carolina — make that collegiate sports. While the state has three professional franchises, …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Shouldn’t we do our part first?

N.C. Rep. Richard Hudson began his Jan. 26 column in the Laurinburg Exchange with well deserved praise for the thousands …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Iowa offers lessons for North Carolina

Iowa offers lessons for North Carolina

The states of Iowa and North Carolina have at least two things in common. First, they are the nation’s top …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Trump is rough,coarse and thenext president

Every liberal newspaper in the country — every single one — is having a field day making Republican presidential candidate …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Pastor endorses Clinton for president

First, let it be known that I am not politically savvy in regards to politics. However, I find in Matthew …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Coughs and sneezes about campus monuments and names

Coughs and sneezes about campus monuments and names

“When America catches a cold, Britain sneezes — eventually.” Writing in The New York Times, Matthew d’Ancona, a graduate of …

February 1st, 2016 |  

The driverless car

The driverless car

In this age of innovations and inventions, we are about to be introduced to the self-driving automobile. That calls for …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Don’t oversell college subsidies

Don’t oversell college subsidies

We are supposed to feel sorry for the poor, benighted people of Colorado, Florida, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Yes, …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Does N.C. follow a wilder economic ride?

Does N.C. follow a wilder economic ride?

I love the North Carolina State Fair. My wife will tell you that around June 1 I start the countdown …

January 31st, 2016 |  

Public prayer just as sincere when it’s silent

Do elected officials’ public prayers violate the separation of church and state? That’s the question the 4th Circuit Court of …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Protect studentprivacy fromschool snoopers

A state legislator has joined free-speech advocates in an effort to protect students’ private online messages from prying eyes. Rep. …

January 29th, 2016 |  

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