A jackass or a carpenter?

A jackass or a carpenter?

“Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build one.”Using a saying from UNC President Margaret Spellings’s nat...

May 30th, 2016 |  


Block President Obama’s bullying of North Carolina

Block President Obama’s bullying of North Carolina

President Obama is attempting to bully North Carolina into complying with his radical agenda. Last week, I took legislative action to block him.On Wed...

May 30th, 2016 |  


VA bureaucracy is a ‘red-tape nightmare’

VA bureaucracy is a ‘red-tape nightmare’

As you know, Memorial Day doesn’t fall on the anniversary of a great battle or victory. It’s not a day for generals or presidents. It̵...

May 30th, 2016 |  


Justifying dropping the bomb

Justifying dropping the bomb

On April 10, John Kerry arrived in Hiroshima, Japan to attend a meeting with foreign ministers from around the world. On April 11, Kerry and others we...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Take a moment Monday to remember

Take a moment Monday to remember

Steeple bells of First United Methodist Church in downtown Rockingham will ring throughout the city at 3 p.m. Monday to remember men and women who hav...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Land ownership and eminent domain

Land ownership and eminent domain

In last week’s Legal Corner, we addressed legal issues that could affect a landowner’s interest in his or her property, such as adverse po...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Why should anyone need a license for anything?

Why should anyone need a license for anything?

Imagine a U.S. state where locksmiths, pastoral counselors, home security companies, and acupuncturists do not have to be licensed by the government t...

May 27th, 2016 |  


What I’d do if I won the lottery

What I’d do if I won the lottery

I was reading an article not long ago about the people who win the jackpots in those mega-lotteries. The article essentially said the rate of people w...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Who I’m voting for

Who I’m voting for

It never fails. Every four years, I hear tons of people telling the masses to get out there and vote.“If you don’t vote, you can’t c...

May 26th, 2016 |  


Legislative support for active troops and veterans

Legislative support for active troops and veterans

Providing for the common defense of our nation is one of the few responsibilities of Congress explicitly stated in the United States Constitution. As ...

May 24th, 2016 |