Block: Scotland consolidation should be decided by voters

Block: Scotland consolidation should be decided by voters

The Scotland County school system’s “consolidation” plan is a major issue for Laurinburg and Scotland County.The “consolidatio...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Voters will never be experts

Voters will never be experts

RALEIGH — I have strong opinions — but not about how to perform brain surgery, write a smart-phone app, design a golf course, or produce a...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Old school issues attacked

Old school issues attacked

Recently an innovative, uncomplicated and cost effective program was introduced by state Sen. Tom McInnis. A shortage of teachers and their constant t...

September 9th, 2016 |  


Laurinburg needs voice in consolidation

Laurinburg needs voice in consolidation

Before getting to the meat of the message, I want to extend on behalf of Laurinburg, congratulations to the organizers of Laurinburg’s first Tem...

September 7th, 2016 |  


Surplus should be election talk

Surplus should be election talk

RALEIGH — The final numbers are in on North Carolina’s budget surplus. They are informative. They ought to provoke significant discussion....

September 5th, 2016 |  


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 |