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When to apply for disability benefits

When to apply for disability benefits

If you or someone you know is suffering from a condition that prevents you from being able to work or …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Bad place to live? Stats paint incomplete picture

To the editor: Well, folks, life is what you make it. I’ve never heard of the RoadSnacks website reported in …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Don’t disarm our heroes at home

Don’t disarm our heroes at home

It seems like tragedy is unfolding across the globe as barbaric savages like ISIS overtake the Middle East and murderous …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Hero on the wrong side of history

Hero on the wrong side of history

Can Atticus Finch still be our hero? After Harper Lee, who created the saintly Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Attacks are a hint of things to come

Attacks are a hint of things to come

In recent weeks, I was ridiculed, harassed and belittled for my statement that I was the canary in the mine. …

July 25th, 2015 |  

Surviving the march and earning my stripes

Surviving the march and earning my stripes

In the Marine Corps of today, you have a 72-hour class that is called the Crucible — it is very …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

Film incentive cuts costing us jobs

Film incentive cuts costing us jobs

Isn’t it ironic that Republican governors in South Carolina and Georgia are boasting about the explosion their states have experienced …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

We must value the First Amendment

We must value the First Amendment

There was a time when one’s initiation into the fraternity of journalism included a profound indoctrination into the value of …

July 22nd, 2015 updated: July 22nd, 2015. |  

N.C. primary could be pivotal

N.C. primary could be pivotal

RALEIGH — After months of debate, North Carolina seems finally to have set a date for its 2016 presidential primaries. …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

A reminder of what’s at stake

A reminder of what’s at stake

The annual Kids Count survey by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that tracks child welfare in states was released this …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

Youths attend state 4-H Congress

Youths attend state 4-H Congress

North Carolina 4-H Congress is the premier annual educational event sponsored by North Carolina 4-H at N.C. State University and …

July 21st, 2015 |  

Sandspur push-ups and water survival

Sandspur push-ups and water survival

The weeks of training came and went. I think it was about week four or five and we were at …

July 21st, 2015 |  

Wagon wheels and a runaway slave

Wagon wheels and a runaway slave

Last week, I told of how two of the first white settlements in Anson County (Mount Pleasant and Grassy Island) …

July 21st, 2015 updated: July 21st, 2015. |  

LETTER: Veteran seeks meeting with Gov. McCrory

To the editor: I, Alfred Nicholson, a disabled U.S. Army veteran from Hoffman, am requesting an in-person meeting with North …

July 21st, 2015 |  

Running the gauntlet and fighting for ice shards

Running the gauntlet and fighting for ice shards

The day I speak of came to me very early in our training, maybe the second week of training. In …

July 20th, 2015 |  

LETTER: New funeral home deserves fair look

To the editor: We have the privilege of working at the new funeral home here in Rockingham, Legacy Funeral Home …

July 20th, 2015 |  

LETTER: Confederate caravan inspires Dixie pride

To the editor: Well, I’m from Dixie too. Wow, did it do my heart good to see those caravans of …

July 20th, 2015 |  

LETTER: The last Confederate flag to fly

LETTER: The last Confederate flag to fly

To the editor: Just like to say to all of the “good old boys” of Richmond County: You can fly …

July 20th, 2015 updated: July 20th, 2015. |  

Finding food, fellowship at Haymont Grill

Finding food, fellowship at Haymont Grill

What is more important than politics and books? These two are often the topics of my weekly column, but many …

July 20th, 2015 |  

Iran deal a dangerous surrender

Iran deal a dangerous surrender

Not since 1,200 years before the birth of Christ when King Priam of Troy accepted the gift of a large …

July 20th, 2015 |  

LETTER: Planting program helps the hungry, grows leaders

LETTER: Planting program helps the hungry, grows leaders

To the editor: My name is JaVon Quick and I live in Rockingham. I would like to express my sincere …

July 18th, 2015 |  

Legally obtaining a handgun in North Carolina

Legally obtaining a handgun in North Carolina

Last week in the Legal Corner, we discussed the rights we have to bear arms. This week, let’s discuss the …

July 17th, 2015 |  

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