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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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

Standing up for the right to life — and against abortion

Standing up for the right to life — and against abortion

Last Friday marked the annual March for Life, a gathering of folks — of all ages and from diverse walks …

January 25th, 2016 |  

When the news is black and white

When the news is black and white

Last week, as the story of African-American protests over the absence of black nominees for Academy Awards was developing, Sam …

January 25th, 2016 |  

Obama deal insults Iran’s victims

Obama deal insults Iran’s victims

All stand and hail the victor. The countrymen of the victors should stand and be proud of their leaders. Do …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

Beware cold-weather crooks, phone scams

Beware cold-weather crooks, phone scams

Falling temperatures remind us of the changing seasons, but we also need to be aware of seasonal scams. Winter conditions …

January 21st, 2016 |  

Fear and loathing shouldn’t drive 2016 elections

Fear and loathing shouldn’t drive 2016 elections

It’s election year and pundits across the political spectrum are speculating about what will drive the electorate next November. In …

January 21st, 2016 |  

Most arts funding is — and should be — private

Most arts funding is — and should be — private

RALEIGH — Regardless of whether you think the National Endowment for the Arts is a wonderful organization deserving taxpayer support …

January 21st, 2016 |  

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