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Rattlesnake wranglers: Dumb as a box of rocks

Rattlesnake wranglers: Dumb as a box of rocks

So you think you want to be a rattlesnake wrangler? You believe in your holy heart that you have what …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Social Security process can be a waiting game

Social Security process can be a waiting game

Last week in the Legal Corner, we began to discuss a few Social Security benefit programs available to the public …

July 31st, 2015 |  

Shaping N.C.’s budget with an eye to the future

Shaping N.C.’s budget with an eye to the future

Across North Carolina, the days are drawing ever shorter and fall is on the horizon (although you wouldn’t know it …

July 31st, 2015 |  

LETTER: A subtler weapon to fight domestic terror

To the editor: Standing on my driveway while reading through Robert Lee’s column last Saturday, I couldn’t help a furtive …

July 30th, 2015 |  

N.C. economy compares well on job growth

N.C. economy compares well on job growth

RALEIGH — Remember a couple of years ago, when North Carolina’s unemployment rate was falling rapidly? Critics of the Republican-led …

July 30th, 2015 |  

LETTER: Pride in the South and in Richmond County

To the editor: This letter is in response to a letter from Patti Almanza and the story from Saturday about …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Vouchers to enrich secretive private schools

Vouchers to enrich secretive private schools

Several months ago on a public affairs television show, the host asked one of the two guests why he was …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Critics don’t see the real Richmond County

Critics don’t see the real Richmond County

Like so many others, I saw an opinion piece published by roadsnacks.net. Not the New York Times, Charlotte Observer or …

July 29th, 2015 |  

Keep summer picnic foods safe

Keep summer picnic foods safe

Picnics are a great chance to bring family and friends together. However, the excitement of one can cause distraction from …

July 28th, 2015 |  

LETTER: Paper failed by reporting flawed ‘worst places’ claims

To the editor: I found it very irresponsible that your newspaper would put an article on your front page proclaiming …

July 28th, 2015 |  

LETTER: Hamlet’s ‘ranking’ doesn’t reflect my hometown

To the editor: In a recent unscientific survey of the worst places to live in North Carolina, my hometown, Hamlet, …

July 28th, 2015 |  

LETTER: Rebel flag a banner of American treason

LETTER: Rebel flag a banner of American treason

To the editor: I recently read a letter to the editor praising a caravan of Confederate flag fliers. I’ll bet …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Rep. Hudson’s policies would lead to poverty

Rep. Hudson’s policies would lead to poverty

This week a national tourism website, RoadSnacks, released a list of the 10 worst places to live in North Carolina, …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Cemetery visit inspires sweet memories

Cemetery visit inspires sweet memories

Recently I went to visit the cemetery where several of my relatives are buried. I know a lot of people …

July 28th, 2015 |  

When to apply for disability benefits

When to apply for disability benefits

If you or someone you know is suffering from a condition that prevents you from being able to work or …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Bad place to live? Stats paint incomplete picture

To the editor: Well, folks, life is what you make it. I’ve never heard of the RoadSnacks website reported in …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Don’t disarm our heroes at home

Don’t disarm our heroes at home

It seems like tragedy is unfolding across the globe as barbaric savages like ISIS overtake the Middle East and murderous …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Hero on the wrong side of history

Hero on the wrong side of history

Can Atticus Finch still be our hero? After Harper Lee, who created the saintly Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Attacks are a hint of things to come

Attacks are a hint of things to come

In recent weeks, I was ridiculed, harassed and belittled for my statement that I was the canary in the mine. …

July 25th, 2015 |  

Surviving the march and earning my stripes

Surviving the march and earning my stripes

In the Marine Corps of today, you have a 72-hour class that is called the Crucible — it is very …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

Film incentive cuts costing us jobs

Film incentive cuts costing us jobs

Isn’t it ironic that Republican governors in South Carolina and Georgia are boasting about the explosion their states have experienced …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

We must value the First Amendment

We must value the First Amendment

There was a time when one’s initiation into the fraternity of journalism included a profound indoctrination into the value of …

July 22nd, 2015 updated: July 22nd, 2015. |  

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