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Stigmatizing grades for poor schools

Stigmatizing grades for poor schools

State education officials released the results of the second year of the troubling A-F school grading system Wednesday morning and …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Trump to fade as voters seek safety in the past

Trump to fade as voters seek safety in the past

RALEIGH — I have a theory about the 2016 presidential election. It has the virtue of fitting the data currently …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

Should news stop at the county line?

Should news stop at the county line?

Is there too much regional news in your Richmond County Daily Journal? The answer may depend on whether you hold …

September 1st, 2015 updated: September 1st, 2015. |  

Drying foods to enjoy year-round

Drying foods to enjoy year-round

The Rockingham Farmers’ Market offers a great selection of fresh, flavorful and local produce. As farmers’ markets’ popularity grows, so …

September 1st, 2015 |  

How Panther Creek got its name

How Panther Creek got its name

Aliens of today are not the only new group of people to come into our country. In revolutionary times, Richmond …

September 1st, 2015 |  

Innovation, promise at UNC Pembroke

Innovation, promise at UNC Pembroke

It’s that time of year again as our students pack their bookbags to head back to school. For some of …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Riverside dining with the locals

Riverside dining with the locals

How do you find a home-cooking restaurant that is both near an interstate highway and on or near the water? …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Norman Fest entering 6th year

Norman Fest entering 6th year

This will be the start of our sixth year with Norman Fest. I look back, and I am amazed at …

August 30th, 2015 |  

Farmers exempt from noise complaints, county zoning

Farmers exempt from noise complaints, county zoning

Last week in the Legal Corner, we began a segment involving legal matters North Carolina farmers encounter when starting their …

August 28th, 2015 |  

Superman inspires floating ‘flight’

Superman inspires floating ‘flight’

I know what you’re thinking: How and why did he have to bring Superman into the picture? Because I can. …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 29th, 2015. |  

Has pumpkin spice craze finally peaked?

Has pumpkin spice craze finally peaked?

There was a simpler time, not long ago, when the changing of the seasons was quite obvious. We had the …

August 27th, 2015 |  

Research shows promise of school choice

Research shows promise of school choice

RALEIGH — As a very public advocate of parental choice in education for most of my adult life, I am …

August 27th, 2015 |  

‘A bubbly blonde’: Remembering Alison Parker

‘A bubbly blonde’: Remembering Alison Parker

ROCKINGHAM — I was downstairs in the Richmond County Judicial Center chatting with one of the bailiffs following a double-murder …

August 26th, 2015 updated: August 27th, 2015. |  

Budget delays a tactic to keep spending low

Budget delays a tactic to keep spending low

The news this week that legislative leaders will miss another deadline in their efforts to pass a two-year state budget …

August 26th, 2015 |  

No silver spoon in my mouth

No silver spoon in my mouth

Since I’m now retired, I don’t have to worry about setting an alarm clock to wake me up every morning …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Trump, Romney and Terry Sanford

Trump, Romney and Terry Sanford

How did Donald Trump make Mitt Romney president in 2016? That is the question some pundits could be asking each …

August 24th, 2015 updated: August 24th, 2015. |  

District tour shows value of job creators

District tour shows value of job creators

After a few months of productive legislative work, I’m glad to be in North Carolina where I get to spend …

August 24th, 2015 updated: August 24th, 2015. |  

Legal issues crop up for N.C. farmers

Legal issues crop up for N.C. farmers

One of the wonderful aspects of the state of North Carolina is its agriculture. North Carolina’s agricultural industry includes food, …

August 21st, 2015 |  

The Clintons: America’s royal family

The Clintons: America’s royal family

Welcome to the 2016 presidential race. Slow down — there’s a problem with those words. This race did not wait …

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

Dems’ strategy neglects Senate to beat McCrory

Dems’ strategy neglects Senate to beat McCrory

RALEIGH — After months of speculation and hand-wringing among Democrats, the party is finally fielding candidates to take on Republican …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Classic coffee: Good to the last drop

Classic coffee: Good to the last drop

I bought a cup of coffee tonight. I know that doesn’t seem like such a big deal, but it was. …

August 21st, 2015 |  

Real reform for low-income students

Real reform for low-income students

One of the most often cited justifications for the radical education “reforms” in the General Assembly these days is that …

August 19th, 2015 updated: August 19th, 2015. |  

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