Parents putting children in danger’s path is the new norm

People questioned how could a family let a child slip into a zoo enclosure with a gorilla. Then the same was said for a child playing near signs that ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Mission trip rewarding again

Mission trip rewarding again

Exactly what I did to deserve being called a heifer three times (once was a double-heifer!) and forced to mop an entire church fellowship hall —...

June 24th, 2016 |  


It’s time to letLennon Lacyrest in peace

It is our sincere hope that Lennon Lacy may now rest in peace and that his family and friends can allow the grieving process to lead to the healing th...

June 24th, 2016 |  


For those eligible, voting should be easy

For those eligible, voting should be easy

The elections process is not usually grist for inflammatory rhetoric. But this year has been different. Republican Donald Trump labeled the GOP primar...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


We were never in Kansas

We were never in Kansas

As the general election campaign begins in North Carolina, you can expect to hear a lot about Kansas.Yes, I can read a map. Kansas and North Carolina ...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


School reform is good economics

School reform is good economics

Although the debate about education policy is robust, complicated, and sometimes vitriolic, there is actually broad agreement about the bottom line: i...

June 20th, 2016 |  


Mr. Johnson and the thesaurus

Mr. Johnson and the thesaurus

This job has numerous ingredients to it, one of which is that I am supposed to be a skilled wordsmith. There is debate as to whether I have actually a...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Hatred andviolence isnever right

As a global community, it seems we still don’t get it.Perhaps it emanates from some compelling need to place blame after tragic acts such as thi...

June 17th, 2016 |  


What can we learn from the 1970s gas crisis?

What can we learn from the 1970s gas crisis?

Two important events happened in my life about 40 years ago: I met my future wife, and I was an unwilling participant of the decade’s gas crisis...

June 16th, 2016 |  


NCDOT encourages public participation in Fayetteville transportation planning meeting

The N.C. Department of Transportation encourages the public to participate in an upcoming public meeting where they can provide feedback on potential ...

June 16th, 2016 |