No-vacation mindset strains economy

If your idea of a vacation is watching a live-stream of the sun setting along the beach from an iPhone app, stand in line. Or, actually, sit behind...

July 20th, 2016 updated: July 21st, 2016. |  


Scotland Democratic Women: Gun controls needed

To the editor:In his recent editorial titled “Gun Grabbers Act without Logic,” Thomas Lucente claims any common sense gun control measure ...

July 12th, 2016 |  


SHS Valedictorian: Graduates do not be discouraged

SHS Valedictorian: Graduates do not be discouraged

Fellow graduates, this is the moment we have been waiting for and here we are! What we really did not know four years ago, is how fast time would f...

June 15th, 2016 updated: June 28th, 2016. |  


Laurinburg Council crosses the line

Laurinburg Council crosses the line

With City Council’s recent decision to take the next step forward with their plans to demolish the current City Hall and build a multimillion ne...

May 24th, 2016 |  


Let’s talk about mental health

Let’s talk about mental health

Emotions are part of life.All humans experience sadness, nervousness, happiness, excitement, and a variety of other feelings. If you are fortunate, yo...

May 19th, 2016 |  


School consolidation bad idea

School consolidation bad idea

I have been reading with interest the school board’s consolidation plan. Here is a quick summary. Last year, the school board closed Washington ...

May 3rd, 2016 |  


Liberal, a hippie by any other name

Liberal, a hippie by any other name

The interpretation of (HB2),“Bathroom Bill”, has been completely distorted, spun, twisted and taken so far from it’s primary intent ...

April 27th, 2016 |  


HB2 law imperiled by court ruling

A federal court has undermined the legality of North Carolina’s HB2 law and raised the prospect that continuing with it could cost the state bil...

April 21st, 2016 |  


Health tracks wealth for longevity

Health tracks wealth for longevity

Rich people live longer than poor people. No big news there — we’ve known that health tracks wealth for quite some time now.But here’...

April 21st, 2016 |  


Most racism is mundane

Most racism is mundane

This spring, the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus has been the site of several heinous acts of racism: An Asian student was spat on and a black ...

April 15th, 2016 |