Rhetoric and reality of teacher pay

Rhetoric and reality of teacher pay

There is some good news in Raleigh these days for teachers. The state’s top political figures are currently arguing about who is more committed ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Stuck between a rock and a hard place

Stuck between a rock and a hard place

As buzzwords go, “authenticity” is one of the more mysterious ones. And the quest for it has led American businesses to the spot where the...

February 24th, 2017 |  


St. Andrews thrives on a two-way street

Whether it’s setting a positive example for middle schoolers or supporting a local nonprofit, St. Andrews employees are often giving their time and ...

February 23rd, 2017 updated: February 23rd, 2017. |  


Let’s foster business growth

Let’s foster business growth

RALEIGH — In today’s highly polarized climate, can we get our politicians to agree anything? Well, I can think of at least proposition tha...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Keep the dream alive

Keep the dream alive

In this month we recognize what is known as Black History month. And being that it is such, I want to talk about a dream. Community, it is alright to ...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Stop demonizing diversity of opinion

Political rhetoric is bombarding us to the point we may want to ignore it all, but we can’t.We have to sift through it to make informed, reasona...

February 20th, 2017 |  


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 |