Honest resident deserves thanks

To the editor:A recent misdelivered envelope, containing a check for the Hospice tournament, found its way to Aberdeen Road rather than the addressed ...

April 14th, 2017 |  


GOP lawmakers pick loser in battle with ACC

Republicans in Raleigh for some reason insist on picking losing hands.The party, which controls both chambers with veto-proof majorities, is well posi...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Were the ‘good old days’ really good?

Were the ‘good old days’ really good?

Generally speaking, I’m not the sort of person who romanticizes the past. The “good old days” hold little allure.During my childhood...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Newcomer’s view of Scotland County

Newcomer’s view of Scotland County

When a visitor to Scotland County crosses the county line his initial thought resembles something like “where in the world am I?” Once he ...

April 13th, 2017 |  


Mayor column: Bigger burden falls on fewer people

Mayor column: Bigger burden falls on fewer people

I had planned to devote this column to part 2 of the ‘School Floor Explained’. That is, until something else caught my eye. Last week, the...

April 11th, 2017 |  


Don’t believe everything you see on HGTV

Don’t believe everything you see on HGTV

LAURINBURG — The American dream has been owning your own home, with a white-picket fence, 2.5 children, a golden retriever and a mini-van in the...

April 10th, 2017 |  


The triumphant Christ

The triumphant Christ

Now on today we reflect on the goodness of God. At this time of the year we can’t help but remember what took place in the events leading to our...

April 7th, 2017 |  


NC behind on anti-discrimination

NC behind on anti-discrimination

Now that HB2 has been partially repealed, enough for the NCAA and ACC anyway, a lot of folks in Raleigh are hoping the issue of discrimination in Nort...

April 7th, 2017 |  


Spring brings festivals and fun to Scotland County

Spring brings festivals and fun to Scotland County

I recently attended the N.C. Governor’s Conference on Tourism. This is an annual event where local tourism directors meet with the executives fr...

April 6th, 2017 |  


Time to celebrate public health

Time to celebrate public health

North Carolina Public Health Association is celebrating National Public Health Week April 3rd – 9th with the theme “Healthiest Nation 2030...

April 4th, 2017 |