Agency mergers can bring benefits

Agency mergers can bring benefits

The past six years have brought significant change in North Carolina government and policy. Conservatives tend to like the budget restraint, tax cuts,...

May 10th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: General Assembly should rework the school calendar

North Carolina’s public school calendar was set for economic and political considerations, not for academic reasons. It’s time to try a mo...

May 9th, 2017 |  


Let the state hear from you on local spending plans

Let the state hear from you on local spending plans

Over the past year I have written many columns against city council’s plans to demolish the Barrett Building to construct a $10 million new City...

May 3rd, 2017 |  


Spring festival offers fun, inspiration

Spring festival offers fun, inspiration

Set in the heart of downtown Laurinburg along Main Street, the Spring Arts Festival on Saturday, April 29, will offer fun and inspiration for the whol...

April 27th, 2017 |  


Contrary to popular belief, the school floor had nothing to do with integration of the schools. Rather, the school floor funding formula came into bei...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Will the real Democrats stand up?

Will the real Democrats stand up?

Recently Democrats have been quoted as saying they are just waiting for the next election?Pray tell which Democrat Party might that be as currently, t...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


A NC mountain woman’s adventure in Bulgaria

A NC mountain woman’s adventure in Bulgaria

Why would North Carolinian Elizabeth Kostova, who is a New York Times No.1 bestselling author, set her action-packed novel in Bulgaria?I will give you...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


Lauirinburg After Five great start to summer

Lauirinburg After Five great start to summer

Some of my earliest memories as a child in Scotland County were of my Mom and Dad getting our things together to spend some time enjoying the spring w...

April 20th, 2017 |  


Mindfulness for beginners

Mindfulness for beginners

In a world that caters to having a fast-paced lifestyle, seldom are we encouraged to just be present and explore our current space. But in recent year...

April 20th, 2017 |  


A NC mountain woman’s adventure in Bulgaria

A NC mountain woman’s adventure in Bulgaria

Why would North Carolinian Elizabeth Kostova, who is a New York Times No.1 bestselling author, set her action-packed novel in Bulgaria?I will give you...

April 19th, 2017 |