“Voluntary tax” sounds like as much of an oxymoron as “dry lake.” But in Richmond County, the first seemingly contradictory phrase could be the solution for the second.
July 23rd | 0
From elected officials who act more like public servants than politicians to entrepreneurs investing in Richmond County's future, the past week has given us plenty to cheer about. We've culled some items from the news and take a moment...
July 17th | 0
The governor's pick for poet laureate has caused some head-scratching in North Carolina literary circles — but for all the wrong reasons.
July 14th | 0
The old adage tells us not to judge a book by its cover, but you can usually make a sound judgment about a newspaper by taking a glance at its front page.
July 12th | 0
It's said that “good fences make good neighbors,” so we understand if Davie Dawkins is a little short-tempered these days. The city of Rockingham took away his fence, so to speak.
July 10th | 0
Midway through his sophomore year in North Carolina's executive mansion, Gov. Pat McCrory may be turning over a new leaf.
July 9th | 0
Every once in a while, members of the North Carolina General Assembly recognize that the locomotive they run is moving way too fast and needs to have the brakes firmly applied. That happened last week in the House.
July 7th | 0
As we celebrate 238 years of American independence this weekend, there are plenty of recent developments here in Richmond County and throughout the state that give us reason to cheer. In this installment of our occasional Cheers and Jeers feature,...
July 4th | 0
By the time you read this, nature's fireworks should have passed by the North Carolina coast. A storm named Arthur will have left its mark in coastal counties. Here in Richmond County, we saw stormclouds and light winds — a reminder of how...
July 4th | 0
Republican state Reps. Charles Jeter of Huntersville and David Lewis of Dunn are still new to the business of having real power in the General Assembly. So it's perhaps understandable why they'd support some legislative moves that are...
July 1st | 0
A word of advice to Richmond County teachers: If you were making big plans for how to spend pay raises next year, don't start acting on those plans just yet.
June 30th | 0