Can the media hold politicians accountable?

Can the media hold politicians accountable?

If you watched Donald Trump’s recent press conference, you may have overlooked a telling and worrisome moment. A CNN reporter tried to ask the p...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Do economists ever agree?

Do economists ever agree?

Economists have a reputation for being disagreeable. By this, I don’t mean they have unlikeable personalities. Instead, I mean the public percep...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Family makes plea for help

We are a family of six and are currently raising our grandchildren. We are both on disability.Shortly before Christmas, our house was broken into. The...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Urban-rural gap isn’t new

Urban-rural gap isn’t new

One of the best gifts I received this Christmas was a history book entitled The Country Church in North Carolina. (Yes, I’m just that nerdy.) Th...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Voters didn’t give a mandate

Voters didn’t give a mandate

Since the election, I’ve heard some of my fellow Republicans claim that the party received a decisive mandate from voters.Let’s be clear: ...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Supporting economic growth

Supporting economic growth

One of my top priorities for this term in Congress is supporting economic growth, the creation of good paying jobs, and opportunities for every Americ...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Local abuses don’t boost economy

Local abuses don’t boost economy

Thomas Jefferson had lots to say about lots of things. As the North Carolina General Assembly begins its 2017 session and new Gov. Roy Cooper begins h...

January 16th, 2017 |  


A garden in your mailbox

A garden in your mailbox

Many new vegetables and flower introductions aren’t found in local garden centers. You can however, find them through mail-order gardening compa...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Harmony Hallfinds itself ata crossroads

It’s an important year for the historic Bladen County plantation home and grounds in White Oak known as Harmony Hall Plantation Village.The past...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Looking for America’s greatest school nurse

From the moment the bell rings in the morning to the zip of the last backpack at the end of the day, school nurses are there to handle every bump, fev...

January 11th, 2017 |