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 |  


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 |  


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 |  


‘White privilege’ makes some uncomfortable

Years ago, I visited a former black mental hospital and fell into conversation with a witty, friendly, black psychiatrist.He taunted me: “You...

February 11th, 2017 |  


Seeking spiritual health for all Christians

Galatians 4:8-20Paul has already said believers are no longer servants, but heirs of God through Christ. Why would the Galatians leave the grace of Go...

February 10th, 2017 |  


Securing border not racist

Securing border not racist

All to often during the course of normal political disputes we hear over and over the word Racist being used. Inmany cases we hear this so often it be...

February 9th, 2017 |  


A better choice for schools

A better choice for schools

The 2017 General Assembly session is only a few weeks old but there’s already a compelling example of what’s wrong with the way things are...

February 8th, 2017 |  


UNCP: Changing lives through education

UNCP: Changing lives through education

Not all communities in North Carolina or the nation can say they have a quality public, comprehensive university in their “backyard.” Just...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Emmet Till’s legacy lives on today

Emmet Till’s legacy lives on today

“America is still killing Emmett Till,” writes Duke professor Timothy Tyson in his new book, “The Blood of Emmett Till.”Tyson ...

February 7th, 2017 |  


Bring your Bible to church

When I run into a “Bible Thumper,” I usually put up my defenses and try hard to bridle my tongue.You know, the “evangelistic” ...

February 6th, 2017 |