NC Senate leader Berger blocks HB2 fix, again

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and other Republican leaders have spent the last few days desperately distorting the facts and rewriting history ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


LETTER: Did Russia profit from US election?

To the Editor:According to your Feb. 11 page 2A AP article, national defense secretary Michael Flynn, questionably now retired or fired, has a recolle...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Educate, don’t ticket, drivers with pets in lap

You’ve heard about the nanny state. How about the pet-sitter state? An unnecessary if well-intentioned bill filed Wednesday in the N.C. General A...

February 16th, 2017 updated: February 16th, 2017. |  


Their view: Washington has always been notoriously leaky

Their view: Washington has always been notoriously leaky

His national security adviser had to resign after falsely denying secret talks with Russia. His White House aides splintered into warring factions. Hi...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Russian reality: Playing straight with the bear, avoiding claws

FEB. 12, 2017 — In considering the evolution of U.S.-Russian ties it is important to remember that there are advantages to good relations with t...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Wimpy politicians create fiscal mess

Wimpy politicians create fiscal mess

RALEIGH — Other than Dale Folwell, North Carolina’s new state treasurer, no state politician made a big campaign issue last fall of the co...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Will the real Trump please stand?

President Donald Trump recently spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., as his predecessors have consistently done since 1953.Call...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Outgoing Scotland chamber chair, Dean Nichols, focused on growth

Outgoing Scotland chamber chair, Dean Nichols, focused on growth

“Focus on Laurinburg/Scotland County” recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dean Nichols – the 2016 Chair of the Laurinburg/...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Column: Mayor offers apology for city actions

Column: Mayor offers apology for city actions

It is high time that the city of Laurinburg take responsibility for a number of wrongs that have occurred over the past year or so.Although these wron...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Obamacare most helpful to rural North Carolina

Obamacare most helpful to rural North Carolina

North Carolina counties which voted for Donald Trump are exactly the counties that need Obamacare the most. Since Congress and the Trump administratio...

February 14th, 2017 |