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Hero on wrong side of history

Hero on wrong side of history

Can Atticus Finch still be our hero? After Harper Lee, who created the saintly Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” …

August 2nd, 2015 |  

My family has done stuff

My family has done stuff

There are numerous things, especially things of significance, that I can’t take credit for. But my family can. The Vincents, …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Thoughts about the man, Bruce Jenner

I will always remember Bruce Jenner as Bruce Jenner. When I was a younger guy, I watched him on television …

July 29th, 2015 |  

Sales tax formulagives short stickto rural counties

Some have argued that the lines that have been drawn in Raleigh are less Republican vs. Democrat and conservative vs. …

July 28th, 2015 updated: July 28th, 2015. |  

Where the presidency is headed

Where the presidency is headed

Before the ins and outs of the 2016 presidential contest become a preoccupation for many of us, it seems a …

July 26th, 2015 updated: July 26th, 2015. |  

Selma is apretty weakargument

Maybe the plaintiffs in a federal civil rights trial that began recently in Winston-Salem are holding their heavy fire for …

July 24th, 2015 |  

Bladen County …lets all supportthe state champs

Forty-two games in four months. Throw in a handful of scrimmage and countless days of practices. All on top of …

July 21st, 2015 |  

Setting the education bar higher

Setting the education bar higher

Texas, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New York, and North Carolina are in an exclusive club. Can you guess its membership policy? I’m …

July 20th, 2015 |  

Candidates are off and running

Candidates are off and running

The presidential election is 16 months away, but already we’re smack in the middle of the usual media scrum of …

July 18th, 2015 |  

Editorial changed my opinion

This letter is in response to the editorial in “Our view” that was titled “South Carolina, it’s high time to …

July 17th, 2015 |  

Most American state? Go west

Most American state? Go west

Surely every single state in our United States is as American as apple pie, but what if you had to …

July 17th, 2015 |  

Lack of parentingis at the root ofcriminal activity

Many have banged the drum for years, arguing that Bladen County, with more than its fair share of crime and …

July 17th, 2015 |  

Proud of my southern heritage

I am hearing and reading about protest to South Carolina’s removal of the replica of the battle flag of the …

July 13th, 2015 |  

Trump’s tone, problem and wussies

Trump’s tone, problem and wussies

Donald Trump has one problem. He is not a career politician. Career politicians have learned the art of being big …

July 11th, 2015 |  

Avoiding the shark’s bite

Avoiding the shark’s bite

Sharks and the coast of the Carolinas seem to go hand in glove lately, and there are numerous reasons being …

July 10th, 2015 |  

Good time toconsider yourhat in the ring

Monday, July 6, marked the opening day of filing for the 2015 municipal elections in Bladen County, a day, every …

July 10th, 2015 |  

For now at least,galeophobia notan irrational fear

“Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark… …

July 9th, 2015 |  

We are being tested every day

On certain issues, politically and socially, we may be called upon to make a distinct and clear moral and biblical …

July 7th, 2015 |  

Polls remain mixed on McCrory

Polls remain mixed on McCrory

In many ways, Republicans and Democrats live in different worlds. I’ve made the point before that the Internet, while greatly …

July 6th, 2015 |  

A tragic July 3 memory

A tragic July 3 memory

The Fourth of July holiday certainly holds many memories of exciting fireworks, family picnics and lengthy naps in an oversized …

July 3rd, 2015 |  

Disappointed in President Obama

Millions of God Loving American citizens were stunned and disappointed to see their cherished White House used to promote what …

July 2nd, 2015 |  

Funding needed to help prevent suicides

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, and most suicides are a result of untreated mental …

June 30th, 2015 |  

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