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Road policies deserve attention

Road policies deserve attention

When you ask North Carolina voters to name the top election issue in state politics, the most common answer — …

April 27th, 2016 |  

We are all North Carolina

We are all North Carolina

I love our state, and I want students across North Carolina to grow up wanting to call this state home …

April 27th, 2016 |  

Harmony Hallneeds, deservesyour assistance

The board of directors for Harmony Hall Plantation Village has the very same problem that almost every other volunteer organization …

April 26th, 2016 |  

The problemis voters, notthe candidates

Now that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have nailed down the crown jewel of the New York primary, we’re one …

April 22nd, 2016 |  

Best timing for valuing property?

Best timing for valuing property?

Recently Wake County, the state’s second largest county in population, reduced the time between property revaluations from eight to four …

April 21st, 2016 |  

A special thank-you to my mom

A letter to my mother, Shirley Autry, on her birthday … Dear Mama, First, let me start by saying that …

April 19th, 2016 |  

Don’t Overstate Political Divide

Don’t Overstate Political Divide

Has North Carolina become a state of extremes? Based on recent events, and lots of recent handwringing, you might think …

April 19th, 2016 |  

Fayetteville fire leaves gap in Chapel Hill

Fayetteville fire leaves gap in Chapel Hill

Why did a fire in Fayetteville cause a panic in Chapel Hill? When I got word about the April 9 …

April 19th, 2016 |  

Day of Prayer looms

It’s that time of year again — time for the National Day of Prayer at the Town Hall in Elizabethtown. …

April 19th, 2016 |  

HB2 gettingreshaped byGov. McCrory

We don’t know if it was the worry that North Carolina would lose jobs, the NCAA would no longer allow …

April 19th, 2016 |  

GOP candidate says time for changes in House’s 9th District

With vastly different congressional district lines, the “new” 9th District deserves leadership that is completely in tune with its values. …

April 18th, 2016 |  

Bladenboro’sresidents putup a goose egg

Here are a couple of questions that members of the Bladenboro Town Council must have been asking themselves on Monday: …

April 15th, 2016 |  

Beyond transparency, we need accountability

Beyond transparency, we need accountability

Over more than three decades in Congress, I had the chance to question a lot of federal officials. Most of …

April 14th, 2016 |  

Thanks given for flags at Armory

On behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Elizabethtown Post 8062, I would like to express my appreciation to County …

April 13th, 2016 |  

Where have our morals gone?

The city of Charlotte enacted a city ordinance that allowed individuals to use whatever bathroom they desired regardless of the …

April 12th, 2016 |  

Putting economics over decency

Putting economics over decency

According to The Robesonian’s “Economic threat demands revisit of bathroom bill,” North Carolina may face serious economic repercussions due to …

April 11th, 2016 |  

Putting ourselves in the shoes of others

Putting ourselves in the shoes of others

How hard is it for a white person to really understand the black experience well enough not to get into …

April 11th, 2016 |  

In response to Springsteen concert cancellation

I’ll explain it for you Bruce, since you seem to be a bit confused yourself. Which is understandable as you …

April 11th, 2016 |  

We should demand term limits

The problems we face today in America exist because the people who work are outnumbered by those who refuse to …

April 9th, 2016 |  

Forest takes aimto shut down thecampus censors

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro bans “disrespect.” N.C. Central says students in its dorms must avoid saying or …

April 8th, 2016 |  

Get serious about budget gaps

Get serious about budget gaps

If you are disappointed in the course of the 2016 campaigns so far, you are hardly alone. Large and increasing …

April 6th, 2016 |  

Church alerted to local scam

Dear neighbors in Bladen County and beyond, I am saddened to share news of a potential scam. I recently received …

April 6th, 2016 |  

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