Your Daily Journal- RSS OPINION Feed Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:24:31 EST 1800 Cold enough for a hog-killing When I was growing up on the farm, there was a season for everything. Some examples would be garden-planting time, corn and tobacco-planting time, blackberry-picking time, time to cut firewood for next year and — of course — hog-killing... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:11:08 EST OUR VIEW: Consumers drive Black Friday creep As more big-box retailers offer Black Friday bargains a day early, many Americans fear the Thanksgiving holiday is being co-opted and commercialized. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:53:10 EST LETTER: Forgo the turkey and enjoy a kinder Thanksgiving To the editor: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:48:09 EST LETTER: More can be done to help county’s homeless To the editor: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:36:06 EST Troops’ service should make us thankful This week, families and friends will gather around their tables to celebrate Thanksgiving. This special holiday originated from the first harvest of the new world — a time when the Pilgrims and Native Americans joined together in fellowship to... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:25:05 EST Legal Corner: Trusts can protect your assets Wills and trusts are both major parts of estate planning. Both are very popular forms of protection for families and their property. Let's now focus on the basics of a trust. What are trusts, and how can they be useful to you and your... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:36:05 EST Is Iran a threat to the U.S.? O, ye of little faith, these are the words of a man who thinks we all need to just listen and shut up. I am so sorry, but I do have a mind of my own. Those words come to those of us who can still see and think for ourselves from a man who thinks we... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:52:09 EST OUR VIEW: No need to panic over school pay Named for a scholar, scientist and Franciscan friar, Roger Bacon Academy acted less like its noble namesake and more like North Carolina's own charter-school Chicken Little. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:46:07 EST Interracial marriage shouldn’t be controversial “The only thing that should be separated by color is laundry.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:11:09 EST LETTER: Blame game not the answer to UNC scandal To the editor: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:11:09 EST New fracking rules fall short The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission issued its final vote on proposed changes to the rules regulating the process of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas (i.e. fracking) last Friday. As you've probably heard by now, the panel voted... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:10:15 EST LETTER: ISIS fight calls for broader, more nuanced view To the editor: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:46:12 EST The red-state, blue-state blues RALEIGH — One of the legacies of the George W. Bush era was the codification of the red-blue color scheme for American politics. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:36:07 EST LETTER: Executive amnesty would be act of sabotage To the editor: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:20:08 EST LETTER: U.S. House candidate thanks his supporters To the editor:I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the voters who supported the principles for which I stand in the 2014 midterm elections. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:08:10 EST A lifelong love of America’s pastime The 2014 World Series hasn't been over long. Both teams played their hearts out to be the world champions. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:02:10 EST OUR VIEW: Wouldn’t it be nice? File today's editorial under the category of “wouldn't it be nice if…?” Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:52:15 EST LETTER: Anonymous online critic misses the mark To the editor:Dear Mr. Honest, Internet commentator on the website of the Richmond County Daily Journal, Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:21:07 EST LETTER: Homeless veterans are another casualty of war To the editor: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:16:05 EST Obama shouldn’t block Keystone pipeline One message I received loud and clear this election was the American people want their leaders to work together, to find common ground and to focus on bipartisan solutions to spur job creation and strengthen the economy. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:53:07 EST