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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 |  

Family reunion memories are priceless

Family reunion memories are priceless

One of the special events for many in our area during our summers are the small and large family reunions. …

August 5th, 2015 |  

Willie and the devil

Willie and the devil

In this week’s column I want to continue with the stories and folklore that are a big part of Richmond …

August 4th, 2015 |  

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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

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