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Learning first-hand about bones

Learning first-hand about bones

Students will be returning soon. As I tune in to the energy and enthusiasm of a new school year, I …

July 27th, 2015 updated: July 27th, 2015. |  

Voting is easy, even with an I.D.

Voting is easy, even with an I.D.

It’s off to Kenya for President Obama and the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit being held July 25-26 in Nairobi, Kenya. …

July 24th, 2015 |  

NC families need comeback, too

NC families need comeback, too

The annual Kids Count survey by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that tracks child welfare in states was released this …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

NC primary could be pivotal

NC primary could be pivotal

After months of debate, North Carolina seems finally to have set a date for its 2016 presidential primaries. It won’t …

July 23rd, 2015 |  

More stories from our past

More stories from our past

Last week I told of how two of the first white settlements in Anson County (Mt. Pleasant and Grassy Island) …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

Iran deal a bad one for US

Iran deal a bad one for US

Not since 1200 years before the birth of Christ when King Priam of Troy accepted the gift of a large …

July 21st, 2015 |  

Food and fellowship at the Haymont Grill

Food and fellowship at the Haymont Grill

What is more important than politics and books? These two are often the topics of my weekly column, but many …

July 21st, 2015 |  

LETTER: Programs allowyouth to combat hunger

LETTER: Programs allowyouth to combat hunger

JaVon Quick shown with produce he helped to harvest through Katie’s Krops in Lexington, South Carolina. To the editor: My …

July 17th, 2015 |  

LETTER: Congress shouldsupport solar tax credit

To the editor: Earlier this year, North Carolina became just the fourth state in the nation to top 1,000 megawatts …

July 17th, 2015 |  

How are trusts useful to your family?

How are trusts useful to your family?

Wills and trusts are both major parts of estate planning. Both are very popular forms of protection for families and …

July 17th, 2015 |  

Medicaid is not the enemy

Medicaid is not the enemy

One of the things holding up passage of a state budget for the next two years and the adjournment of …

July 16th, 2015 |  

Beware of over-regulation

Beware of over-regulation

Should regulators require child-safety locks on stepladders? Such a rule would have been a real problem at the Hood abode …

July 16th, 2015 |  

Would NC elect Donald Trump?

Would NC elect Donald Trump?

Would North Carolinians ever vote to elect Donald Trump or somebody like him? We did once. When we did, we …

July 14th, 2015 |  

Our education system is broken

Our education system is broken

As the son of a retired Cabarrus County public school teacher, I strongly believe the opportunity to receive an excellent …

July 11th, 2015 |  

Sheriff’s Office launches crime mapping

Sheriff’s Office launches crime mapping

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office has stepped up efforts to provide an innovative way to keep residents up-to-date on illegal …

July 11th, 2015 |  

What happens when you don’t have a will?

What happens when you don’t have a will?

Hopefully, last week’s Legal Corner gave you a little clarity on the basics of a will and why it is …

July 10th, 2015 |  

LETTER: Liberals want to destroy Southern heritage

To the editor: The South is under attack. This time, it is liberal carpetbaggers who have infiltrated Dixie with a …

July 10th, 2015 |  

Democrats using tools of Communism

Democrats using tools of Communism

Is Communism dead or dying? It seems the world’s countries are becoming less in favor of communistic governments and more …

July 10th, 2015 |  

GOP silent on Trump’s remarks

GOP silent on Trump’s remarks

Most of the news from last month’s NC Republican Party Convention in Raleigh was about the election of the party’s …

July 9th, 2015 |  

Constitutions need maintenance

Constitutions need maintenance

As someone who views constitutional government as a basic institution of freedom, and constitutions as wielding near-divine authority, I retain …

July 9th, 2015 |  

Too much horsing around

Too much horsing around

I’ve always loved horses. From the first time I watched Gene Autry and Roy and Dale Evans, I loved the …

July 8th, 2015 |  

America’s strength lies in community

America’s strength lies in community

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend with your families, friends and neighbors celebrating America’s independence. Whether you spent time …

July 7th, 2015 |  

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