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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 |  

LETTER: Rockingham rec decision a huge loss

To the editor: The unavoidable decision to close registrations to Rockingham’s child/youth recreation programs for residents living outside its city …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Hudson a Washington establishment candidate

Hudson a Washington establishment candidate

If this election should tell us anything, it’s that Americans have lost trust in their government and lost faith in …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Let paramedics administer medicine and save lives

Let paramedics administer medicine and save lives

As your congressman, I am working every day to find common-sense solutions to problems that face our country. One of …

February 1st, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: Public prayer just as sincere — and maybe more so — when it’s silent

OUR VIEW: Public prayer just as sincere — and maybe more so — when it’s silent

Do elected officials’ public prayers violate the separation of church and state? That’s the question the 4th Circuit Court of …

January 30th, 2016 |  

Fried chicken and Preacher Chu’s cat

Fried chicken and Preacher Chu’s cat

I want to start off by saying I have nothing but respect for the Chinese people and Chinese food. I …

January 29th, 2016 |  

McCrory’s ‘Carolina Comeback’ too tepid to tout

McCrory’s ‘Carolina Comeback’ too tepid to tout

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest was in Morehead City recently speaking to the Republican Party faithful and bragging about the so-called …

January 28th, 2016 |  

LETTER: Compassion, not condemnation, on abortion

To the editor: On the same day that a Texas grand jury investigation found no wrongdoing in allegations against Planned …

January 27th, 2016 |  

LETTER: Republicans will end culture of entitlement

To the editor: Calling me a racist does not hurt one bit. (“Letters contain tiresome trash,” Jan. 26.) It sounds …

January 27th, 2016 |  

Which factors lead to job growth?

Which factors lead to job growth?

RALEIGH — Few political promises are as common as this one: “My policies will create jobs.” You hear it from …

January 27th, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: Officials deny residents a voice on alcohol sales

OUR VIEW: Officials deny residents a voice on alcohol sales

Voters won’t be able to decide whether to allow alcohol sales in unincorporated areas of Anson County this year. The …

January 27th, 2016 |  

Mabel, the little tractor that could

Mabel, the little tractor that could

A couple of years ago, I decided to take in an estate sale. The sale was held at a little …

January 26th, 2016 |  

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