Remember 3 special numbers

Remember 3 special numbers

When you think of travel and tourism in Scotland County, there are three numbers to remember: 42 - 86 – top 10. No, that is not the number of vi...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Always something to do in Scotland County

Always something to do in Scotland County

Have you ever heard anyone say, “There isn’t anything to do in Scotland County?”The Scotland County Arts Council begs to differ.The ...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Scotland students and school staff are excelling

Scotland students and school staff are excelling

On Friday, I had the honor to present at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of Education breakfast.Along with leaders from Richmond Communit...

September 27th, 2016 |  


Block: Scotland consolidation should be decided by voters

Block: Scotland consolidation should be decided by voters

The Scotland County school system’s “consolidation” plan is a major issue for Laurinburg and Scotland County.The “consolidatio...

September 20th, 2016 |  


Voters will never be experts

Voters will never be experts

RALEIGH — I have strong opinions — but not about how to perform brain surgery, write a smart-phone app, design a golf course, or produce a...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Old school issues attacked

Old school issues attacked

Recently an innovative, uncomplicated and cost effective program was introduced by state Sen. Tom McInnis. A shortage of teachers and their constant t...

September 9th, 2016 |  


Laurinburg needs voice in consolidation

Laurinburg needs voice in consolidation

Before getting to the meat of the message, I want to extend on behalf of Laurinburg, congratulations to the organizers of Laurinburg’s first Tem...

September 7th, 2016 |  


Surplus should be election talk

Surplus should be election talk

RALEIGH — The final numbers are in on North Carolina’s budget surplus. They are informative. They ought to provoke significant discussion....

September 5th, 2016 |  


Laurinburg’s new McCity Hall

Laurinburg’s new McCity Hall

Today’s column is about, you guessed it, the new City Hall that city council still hopes to build. Although it may seem to many, and even to mys...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


Fear is often best political weapon

Fear is often best political weapon

One of the oldest and most effective weapons used in political battles is the “fear factor.”Without a doubt when you confront a political ...

August 17th, 2016 |