Your Daily Journal- RSS OPINION Feed Fri, 22 May 2015 22:50:49 EST 1800 Richmond County can recover As I sit here on this spring morning in May 2015, my mind returns to the past.The past that I refer to is 40 years ago. I would like to take this time to tell you about my county — but as I write these words I have to say that this is not my... Fri, 22 May 2015 12:51:51 EST House budget spends too much RALEIGH — If leaders of the North Carolina House are right that the state needs a 6.3 percent increase in general fund spending for the coming year, then they were wrong two years ago when they helped craft an historic tax-reform package to... Wed, 20 May 2015 20:31:52 EST The Republican case for redistricting reform As his time in the White House neared an end, President Ronald Reagan gave a final televised interview as commander in chief to ABC News journalist and North Carolina native David Brinkley in December of 1988. Wed, 20 May 2015 19:36:51 EST LETTER: Letter showed disrespect for troops To the editor:I recently read a letter by Mrs. Patti Almanza and while I do support everyone's freedom of speech, I was disgusted by what she had to say to Mr. Robert Lee. Wed, 20 May 2015 14:21:51 EST LETTER: God’s name will be revealed To the editor:What is His name, and what is His Son's name, if you know it (Proverbs 30:4)? Wed, 20 May 2015 14:16:51 EST Research at our universities is a sound investment A great news article in last Monday's News & Observer showcased the research being conducted at UNC Chapel Hill and N.C. State University to help stroke victims improve their mobility with a groundbreaking exoskeleton that attaches to the limb. Wed, 20 May 2015 14:11:52 EST House’s N.C. budget far from adequate Listening to the folks on the Right railing against the House budget proposal this week, you'd think that the spending plan was an updated state version of the New Deal, chocked full of new initiatives and public investments to provide more... Wed, 20 May 2015 11:21:51 EST Are you drinking enough water? Many Americans are far more dehydrated then they think. And no soft drink can do what water can for the human body. We are built to live off water, and we simply do not get enough. Several of us struggle to even get the basic eight cups of water a... Tue, 19 May 2015 15:26:53 EST LETTER: Rifle volleys confused with 21-gun salute To the editor: Tue, 19 May 2015 13:46:52 EST The best snake dog in 2 counties When I was 10 years old, my great-uncle gave me a little mixed hound puppy. The mama of this pup was a fine black and tan hound, while the daddy was just a mixed-up fiest named Ol' Rattler. Uncle L.D. said the only reason he kept Rattler around... Tue, 19 May 2015 10:46:51 EST LETTER: Lessons from the Hebrew scriptures To the editor: Mon, 18 May 2015 12:26:52 EST LETTER: Changing one letter can change everything To the editor: Mon, 18 May 2015 11:31:51 EST Historian sizes up Clinton’s challenges Is it too early to start putting the 2016 presidential election in historical perspective?Maybe. Mon, 18 May 2015 11:26:51 EST At home and abroad, strong defense is vital One of Congress' most important constitutional duties, and a responsibility I take very seriously, is to provide for the common defense. These past few years alone have taught us we face barbaric terrorists like ISIS and murderous regimes like... Mon, 18 May 2015 11:21:51 EST Divorce and annulment in N.C. Last week, the Legal Corner discussed some of the requirements for a legal marriage in North Carolina, and voidable marriages. This week, let's cover some of the basics for obtaining a divorce in North Carolina. Fri, 15 May 2015 16:16:52 EST Chinese Cowboys and Indians Some of you will remember my story from last year about Preacher Chu and his family who had moved to our little valley in Tennessee from Vermont. Preacher Chu was there to replace Preacher Thompson who had retired or was about to. Fri, 15 May 2015 12:06:52 EST LETTER: A land where Lady Liberty walked wide To the editor:There once was a land where Lady Liberty walked wideWhere millions of Americans stood by her sideShe has always held her beacon for all to see Thu, 14 May 2015 12:36:52 EST Job creation should be the top priority Since the start of the state legislature in January, the GOP majority has made time to debate bills about deer-hunting, bear traps, carrying concealed weapons at the State Fair and allowing magistrates to decide if they will marry same-sex... Thu, 14 May 2015 12:11:51 EST How will McCrory fare vs. Cooper? RALEIGH — Pat McCrory will likely run for re-election next year as governor of North Carolina against longtime Attorney General Roy Cooper. Both men are capable candidates who will run skillful, well-funded campaigns. Thu, 14 May 2015 11:31:52 EST LETTER: As world worsens, we must turn back to God To the editor:I do not have a computer or know about email, but I hope you will print this letter. I can't write as well as others who write in the Richmond County Daily Journal, but I know their feelings. Wed, 13 May 2015 13:51:51 EST