Contrary to popular belief, the school floor had nothing to do with integration of the schools. Rather, the school floor funding formula came into bei...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Will the real Democrats stand up?

Will the real Democrats stand up?

Recently Democrats have been quoted as saying they are just waiting for the next election?Pray tell which Democrat Party might that be as currently, t...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


A NC mountain woman’s adventure in Bulgaria

A NC mountain woman’s adventure in Bulgaria

Why would North Carolinian Elizabeth Kostova, who is a New York Times No.1 bestselling author, set her action-packed novel in Bulgaria?I will give you...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


Lauirinburg After Five great start to summer

Lauirinburg After Five great start to summer

Some of my earliest memories as a child in Scotland County were of my Mom and Dad getting our things together to spend some time enjoying the spring w...

April 20th, 2017 |  


Mindfulness for beginners

Mindfulness for beginners

In a world that caters to having a fast-paced lifestyle, seldom are we encouraged to just be present and explore our current space. But in recent year...

April 20th, 2017 |  


A NC mountain woman’s adventure in Bulgaria

A NC mountain woman’s adventure in Bulgaria

Why would North Carolinian Elizabeth Kostova, who is a New York Times No.1 bestselling author, set her action-packed novel in Bulgaria?I will give you...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Honest resident deserves thanks

To the editor:A recent misdelivered envelope, containing a check for the Hospice tournament, found its way to Aberdeen Road rather than the addressed ...

April 14th, 2017 |  


GOP lawmakers pick loser in battle with ACC

Republicans in Raleigh for some reason insist on picking losing hands.The party, which controls both chambers with veto-proof majorities, is well posi...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Were the ‘good old days’ really good?

Were the ‘good old days’ really good?

Generally speaking, I’m not the sort of person who romanticizes the past. The “good old days” hold little allure.During my childhood...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Newcomer’s view of Scotland County

Newcomer’s view of Scotland County

When a visitor to Scotland County crosses the county line his initial thought resembles something like “where in the world am I?” Once he ...

April 13th, 2017 |