Time for Medicaid to be fixed

Time for Medicaid to be fixed

Should the federal government treat able-bodied adults better than the disabled or elderly?When President Lyndon B. Johnson first signed Medicaid into...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Enough with the tax cuts

Enough with the tax cuts

Two weeks ago a group of state Senate leaders unveiled a plan to raise principal pay in North Carolina and raise funds for school construction in rura...

March 24th, 2017 |  


An alarm for the coming Day of the Lord

The second chapter of Joel begins with the prophet telling the watchmen on the walls to blow the trumpets and sound the alarm signaling the coming day...

March 24th, 2017 |  


Laurinburg-Maxton Airport ready to soar

Let me begin by reminding you of the history of Laurinburg-Maxton Airport. It was originally developed as an Army base and was the world’s large...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Diane Rehm: Dealing with her husband’s death

Diane Rehm: Dealing with her husband’s death

Diane Rehm’s scheduled visit to Elon University on April 6 is reminding fans of her public radio program how much they miss her since her retire...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Unapologetic gratitude to Scotland educators

There are very few trades that one choose to take up where your main focus is to teach those who will succeed in life while you stand idle to train th...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Cooper is in weaker position

Cooper is in weaker position

Newly elected Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper gave his first State of the State address on March 13. The longtime leader of the North Carolina Senate, Phil...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Scotland Dems: Compromise no virtue in civil rights

Compromise is a virtue. That’s a no-brainer, right? We’d probably all agree that without it Congress would never pass a law, marriages wou...

March 20th, 2017 |  


Closer care is better by far

Closer care is better by far

My previous message from the Scotland Health Care System focused on the Safe, High Quality, and Compassionate Care we provide. This message focuses on...

March 16th, 2017 |  


Column: Scotland’s school floor explained

Column: Scotland’s school floor explained

A lot of people talk of the Scotland “School Floor”. Few fully understand it.As mayor of Laurinburg, the city that is home to the high sch...

March 15th, 2017 |