Trump’s most brilliant pick

Trump’s most brilliant pick

The Republican National Convention is in full swing this week. Donald Trump will accept the party nomination following his announcement of Indiana Gov...

July 20th, 2016 |  


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. |  


Letter: There are still good people

To the editor:On a busy business day recently I left my office with several tasks to get done. I visited the bank to get cash, made a couple of stops,...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Our two great Robert Morgans

Our two great Robert Morgans

North Carolinians of my generation have been blessed with two important Robert Morgans. One is the mountain-born-and-raised and acclaimed writer who i...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Time to support police

To the editor:Now is the time to show support for our police may it be city, county or highway patrol.The men and women serving our community must kno...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Time to check poll position

Time to check poll position

RALEIGH — In 2016 North Carolina features the country’s most competitive election for governor, one of the country’s most competitiv...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Elderly in need of an assist lose key measure of protection

News and ObserverOlder people in North Carolina who live in nursing homes and those in assisted-living facilities will be a little less safe now thank...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Compromise needed on City Hall

Compromise needed on City Hall

According to a recent report in the New York Sun, constructing a square foot of office space in New York City costs almost three times as much as it w...

July 13th, 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 |  


Block: Council meetings better in person

Block: Council meetings better in person

In view of the horrific shootings and deaths in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas, the most urgent issue for the city of Laurinburg is to review and exa...

July 12th, 2016 |