Your Daily Journal- RSS OPINION Feed Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:53:44 EST 1800 4-H youth gearing up for showmanship circuit 4-H youth are busy preparing for the start of the 2014 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit season. They have been training and clipping their animals for the past month. Many of them get their animals as soon as school lets out for the... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rep. Hudson wrong on health care To the editor: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST LETTER: Cars, cards are easy theft targets To the editor:A lack of regulations in North Carolina make it so easy to steal some property. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST OUR VIEW: A better Ledbetter Lake “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. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Make border security the top priority As many of you know, we currently have a crisis along our southern border. While the White House continues to claim that border security is at its strongest in history, tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have illegally made their way into the... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Our unaccountable, tax-and-spend government Obama thinks that he is as slick as a clay road in the rain. His only problem: Any man or woman with eyes can see right through the mud that he calls transparency. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Close the curtain on state budget soap opera These are fascinating times in Raleigh for political junkies and folks in the public policy world, as House and Senate leaders of the same political party trade budget offers back and forth and Gov. Pat McCrory weighs in with strong words and photo... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Memories of eating my way across four states It's odd, I guess, that Garden & Gun magazine would grace my reading table. I don't have a garden — only three tomato vines that provide appetizers for local deer — and I'm not into guns. Actually, the magazine is about... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Secret autopsies leave public in the dark For the second time in a month, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled against openness and punted important issues back to the Legislature for change. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Plant the seed for fruitful debate RALEIGH — I'm told that while there is no firmly established gift tradition for a 28th anniversary, the modern practice is to signify the event with an orchid. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Obama supporters, non-voters getting just due To the editor:You did this to yourself, you pinheads. You were foolish enough, even stupid enough to vote for that clown twice. Now, even you know he is standing there lying to everybody on public TV. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST OUR VIEW: Mayor, restaurateur show local leadership 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... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST LETTER: Boyhood stories shine, but Obama-bashing gets old To the editor: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST LETTER: Restored bell can be sign of freedom To the editor: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST No parallel between Obama, horrors of Holocaust To the editor: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST What happened to the bear? Back in the 1950s when I was just a lad, my family lived on U.S. 74 west of Rockingham. Back then, 74 was just a winding two-lane road with a lot of hills to go over before you reached the Pee Dee River. The river was just a few miles down the road... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Reforms will help train our work force While June's jobs report showed some promising signs for our economy, there are still far too many Americans who can't find work. We've all heard the phrase, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST LETTER: Banning pads, shoes not needed to curb horse cruelty To the editor:Re: “Fighting horse cruelty,” published in the Daily Journal on July 10: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST OUR VIEW: No need to name an official poet The governor's pick for poet laureate has caused some head-scratching in North Carolina literary circles — but for all the wrong reasons. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Changes coming to your Daily Journal 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. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST