Laurinburg’s new McCity Hall

Laurinburg’s new McCity Hall

Today’s column is about, you guessed it, the new City Hall that city council still hopes to build. Although it may seem to many, and even to mys...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Fear is often best political weapon

Fear is often best political weapon

One of the oldest and most effective weapons used in political battles is the “fear factor.”Without a doubt when you confront a political ...

August 17th, 2016 |  


Amazing local cure for economic development

Amazing local cure for economic development

Last week, the latest NC unemployment figures were released. Scotland County ranked highest in the state. Out of 100 counties, we are “that̶...

August 9th, 2016 |  


Trumps offers insight of an outsider

Trumps offers insight of an outsider

If you’re serious about the need for our government to reestablish some it’s religious roots. Then read this very carefully. The so-called...

July 27th, 2016 |  


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 |  


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 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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


Pittenger: Cut off terrorists cash flow

Pittenger: Cut off terrorists cash flow

The world saw yet another horrifying terrorist attack in Istanbul. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected.While we don’t know the...

July 5th, 2016 |