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Seed catalogs and estate plans

Seed catalogs and estate plans

My mail box is overflowing with gardening and seed catalogs. I have to admit, I enjoy leafing through them. I …

January 8th, 2016 |  

Gun grabbers are back

Gun grabbers are back

Why do “Liberal Gun Grabbers” want to do away with America’s gun rights? Some quote statistics showing the United States …

January 5th, 2016 |  

The perfect gift comes from God

The perfect gift comes from God

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. In our cars we listen to our favorite Christmas songs while we …

December 24th, 2015 |  

Cherish your religious rights

Cherish your religious rights

Those of retirement age may remember when a contestant on the CBS Network Show, “The $64,000 Question” was asked to …

December 24th, 2015 |  

Peace and goodwill in the season of angels

Peace and goodwill in the season of angels

The year was 1986. My son, age 16, played tennis on the Hickory High School team and we were traveling …

December 22nd, 2015 |  

Keep — and serve — Christ in Christmas

Keep — and serve — Christ in Christmas

Christmas is under attack again. This year’s attack started when a national coffee chain started selling cups of joe in …

December 11th, 2015 |  

World peace Southern style

World peace Southern style

Refugees are pouring out of Syria and many are targeted for political asylum in the U.S. Their situation is very …

November 30th, 2015 |  

Harley’s to host holiday open house

Harley’s to host holiday open house

LAURINBURG — Harley Norris of Harley’s Tuxedo and Gifts will hold an open house on Thursday to help kick-off the …

November 18th, 2015 |  

Important step toward health

The American Cancer Society marks the 39th Great American Smokeout, this Thursday by encouraging smokers to use the date to …

November 18th, 2015 |  

Back to the future

Back to the future

The recent mayoral race in Laurinburg produced mixed emotions for many. Although as they say, “I didn’t have a dog …

November 10th, 2015 |  

Is the U.S a hollow republic?

Is the U.S a hollow republic?

What happened to our republic? Our nation’s representative political system has been“bastardized” to the point where it resembles an olgarchy …

October 9th, 2015 |  

Suicide can be prevented

Suicide can be prevented

September was National Suicide Prevention Month in the United States. Suicide statistics in the United States are shocking: One suicide …

October 7th, 2015 updated: October 7th, 2015. |  

Airline English takes flights of fancy

That we live in an age of flight is well established. It is difficult to conduct business or take a …

September 28th, 2015 updated: September 28th, 2015. |  

A really big blow

Since hurricane season is upon us, it got me started thinking about Hurricane Hazel. This huge storm started forming on …

September 9th, 2015 |  

No silver spoon in my mouth

No silver spoon in my mouth

Since I’m now retired, I don’t have to worry about setting an alarm clock to wake me up every morning …

August 26th, 2015 |  

McCrory’s budget screw up?

McCrory’s budget screw up?

You may question my motivation in using the terminology: Gov. Pat McCrory’s budget screw up? After all, I am known …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Fight the good fight for faith

Fight the good fight for faith

When I was a young girl I used to enjoy watching televised boxing matches with my Daddy. I can remember …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Learn to be safe at college

Learn to be safe at college

This fall thousands of students will leave their families and friends to attend college. For many, it will be their …

August 15th, 2015 |  

A relationship with God is smart

A relationship with God is smart

When I was a high school student I failed a few subjects including supposedly simple courses like Beginner’s Typing and …

August 14th, 2015 |  

The favorite fruit of summer

The favorite fruit of summer

Whenever I was growing up, watermelons were a favorite summer time fruit in our household. On a hot day, the …

August 12th, 2015 |  

What is your special hymn?

What is your special hymn?

A recent faith column regarding church music sparked an unusual number of comments from people I’ve seen around town. Most …

August 7th, 2015 |  

City has enoughzombie buildings

City has enoughzombie buildings

Laurinburg and Scotland County are plagued with, to use a popular term, “Zombie Buildings”, meaning the structures are void of …

August 6th, 2015 |  

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