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 |  


Our two great Robert Morgans

Our two great Robert Morgans

North Carolinians of my generation have been blessed with two important Robert Morgans. One is the mountain-born-and-raised and acclaimed writer who i...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Time to check poll position

Time to check poll position

RALEIGH — In 2016 North Carolina features the country’s most competitive election for governor, one of the country’s most competitiv...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Compromise needed on City Hall

Compromise needed on City Hall

According to a recent report in the New York Sun, constructing a square foot of office space in New York City costs almost three times as much as it w...

July 13th, 2016 |  


Block: Council meetings better in person

Block: Council meetings better in person

In view of the horrific shootings and deaths in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas, the most urgent issue for the city of Laurinburg is to review and exa...

July 12th, 2016 |  


Pittenger: Cut off terrorists cash flow

Pittenger: Cut off terrorists cash flow

The world saw yet another horrifying terrorist attack in Istanbul. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected.While we don’t know the...

July 5th, 2016 |  


The beauty of a butterfly

The beauty of a butterfly

The butterfly is one of God’s most beautiful creatures. It is one of a few things that look good to the natural eye. Unlike the snake, the spide...

June 30th, 2016 |  


GOP seeking health-care fix

GOP seeking health-care fix

Last week, House Democrats spent their time on a publicity stunt in a misguided effort to restrict Americans’ constitutional rights through arbi...

June 30th, 2016 |  


Anger and its impact on mental health

Anger and its impact on mental health

Just about everyone gets angry. Anger is a common, normal human emotion. Anger has been labeled by some as a secondary emotion as compared to primary ...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Restore more freedoms for N.C.

Restore more freedoms for N.C.

RALEIGH — When liberals and conservatives debate the issue of how best to promote economic growth and opportunity, they usually talk about their...

June 29th, 2016 |