Blackwater willbe a fantasticfinish to event

If you’ve somehow missed the first three versions of the 2016 Summer Sounds Concert Series, there is one last chance to come out and join in on ...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Give some thought to Trump’s immigration policy

Democrats are saying Donald Trump has flip-flopped on immigration policy. Republicans are saying he has reversed his policy. Is there a difference?Tac...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Freedom rises in North Carolina

Freedom rises in North Carolina

The latest report card about freedom is out — and North Carolina shows progress in several areas. But some of our grades are still intolerably l...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Which economic plan will boost the economy?

Which economic plan will boost the economy?

I’ve been avidly following presidential elections since 1960. Then, as a 10-year-old, I watched the Kennedy-Nixon race go down to the wire with ...

August 19th, 2016 |  


A young boy, his grandfather and a wheelbarrow

A young boy, his grandfather and a wheelbarrow

A few years ago — 52 to be exact — a young boy spent the summer with his grandparents at their home in Upstate New York. It was a summer t...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Key piecesmiss out onbrainstorming

Bladen County Economic Development, with Executive Director Chuck Huestess guiding the process, held an important gathering on Monday, one aimed at br...

August 19th, 2016 |  


There is truth behind the numbers

There is truth behind the numbers

This is in response to Catherine Truitt, senior education advisor to Gov. Pat McCrory. Her article “Gains in Teacher Pay Significant” is o...

August 18th, 2016 |  


Left misleads on Carolina Comeback

Left misleads on Carolina Comeback

Democrats and liberal commentators have been loudly and gleefully attacking Donald Trump and his aides for getting their chronologies wrong — fo...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Phelps putsexclamationon his career

Even with high-school sports about to kick off, Major League Baseball races entering the home stretch and the NFL schedule looming, most sports fans a...

August 16th, 2016 |  


Teacher pay ideas get test

Teacher pay ideas get test

Try something new? I’m all for it. But whether you are talking about changing your diet, changing your career, or changing your government’...

August 15th, 2016 |