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Gerrymandered districts jeopardize March primary

Gerrymandered districts jeopardize March primary

For the third decade in a row, North Carolina’s election process is being interrupted because a court found redistricting unconstitutional. …

February 11th, 2016 |  

Affordable Care Act helps millions — and jobs are up

Affordable Care Act helps millions — and jobs are up

Here are a couple of facts that haven’t made it into many of the heated political debates being held around …

February 11th, 2016 |  

More government isn’t the answer

More government isn’t the answer

The hypocrisy of the left is always entertaining, though quite dangerous. The thing is, they simply don’t see it. Let’s …

February 10th, 2016 |  

N.C. cuts save taxpayers billions

N.C. cuts save taxpayers billions

RALEIGH — Here’s a statement that North Carolinians of all political stripes can agree is a fact: Gov. Pat McCrory …

February 10th, 2016 |  

LETTER: Litterbugs clutter Richmond County’s main roads

To the editor: I would like to echo the remarks from a reader about the roads in the county (Letter: …

February 9th, 2016 |  

LETTER: Sen. Burr’s cowardly refusal to debate

To the editor: As one of Richard Burr’s opponents in the March 15 Republican U.S. Senate primary, I consider his …

February 9th, 2016 |  

LETTER: How drugs fuel the American economy

To the editor: If there was no way for drugs to come into our country, what would be the end …

February 9th, 2016 |  

Lowry Gang grew after leader’s daring jailbreak

Lowry Gang grew after leader’s daring jailbreak

As Union General Sherman’s army marched toward Goldsboro, the remnant of escaped Union soldiers hiding in the swamps of Robeson …

February 9th, 2016 |  

Will campaigns move to the center?

Will campaigns move to the center?

The trick to winning elections, old political warhorses say, is to rally the enthusiasm of the young, the idealistic and …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Special interests bankroll Hudson campaign

Special interests bankroll Hudson campaign

Campaign finance reports are out. They’re boring reading for most people, but they tell a lot about campaigns. Political insiders …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Micro-unions divide workforce, stifle job growth

Micro-unions divide workforce, stifle job growth

In order to revive our economy and the entrepreneurial spirit that helped make America great, we need to give workers …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Raising daughters calls for rare courage

Raising daughters calls for rare courage

Thirty-odd years ago, I was a teenager watching the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Two hours of high adventure …

February 5th, 2016 updated: February 5th, 2016. |  

Are we subjects or free Americans?

Are we subjects or free Americans?

Once upon a time I gave up too quickly, only to find out that had I hung on for a …

February 5th, 2016 |  

LETTER: Rockingham Tuxedo and Bridal grateful for 50 years of customers’ support

To the editor: Re: “Tux, bridal shop marks 50 years” in Thursday’s Daily Journal: My daughter Takisha is the vice …

February 4th, 2016 |  

LETTER: Trash litters Hamlet highway

To the editor: Has anyone noticed how much trash is on N.C. 177? What happened to the prisoners picking up …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Pulse: A Biblical superfood

To the editor: Most people who study the Scriptures know the story in the book of Daniel concerning the four …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Low-income students need support

Low-income students need support

The public rationale for many of the efforts to dismantle traditional public education with various privatization schemes almost always includes …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Proud to call Dobbins Heights home

Proud to call Dobbins Heights home

It was 1967 when I started on a special journey with the town of Dobbins Heights as a Town Council …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Iowa caucuses offer lessons for North Carolina

Iowa caucuses offer lessons for North Carolina

RALEIGH — The states of Iowa and North Carolina have at least two things in common. First, they are the …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Understand your rights and responsibilities in traffic stops

We were struck by the sheer beauty of a simple solution to the difficult problem of police traffic stops. A …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

LETTER: We haven’t forgotten our veterans’ sacrifice

To the editor: I would like to dedicate this letter to all of the Americans we so fondly call the …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Monuments to history or past prejudice?

Monuments to history or past prejudice?

“When America catches a cold, Britain sneezes — eventually.” Writing in The New York Times, Matthew d’Ancona, a graduate of …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

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