Your Daily Journal- RSS OPINION Feed Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:00:24 EST 1800 LETTER: UNC scandal is only the tip of the academic iceberg To the editor: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:28:12 EST LETTER: Greed, government taxed textiles out of business To the editor:I was raised on a mill hill village in East Rockingham. We always had plenty to eat, decent clothes and shoes. We always had a good car to go to the mountains and the beach. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:20:11 EST A tale of two Jims in N.C. politics RALEIGH — As the 2014 election cycle draws to a close, few states have drawn so much national attention as North Carolina, thanks to the tight Hagan-Tillis race, the dramatic turn in state government from blue to red and our status as a... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:19:06 EST Richmond County news in real time Donald Trump and his acolytes on “The Apprentice” would send me packing. If I ran away to join the turn-of-the-century circus, P.T. Barnum wouldn't have me. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:49:09 EST LETTER: City, county haven’t justified sales tax increase To the editor: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:23:08 EST LETTER: Voters give government too much power over our lives To the editor:This is a response to Douglas Smith's response to my letter. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:23:17 EST A visit from the ghost of Ol’ Shag A lot of you may remember the story I've told about my favorite pet and hunting companion, Ol 'Shag. You'll recall how he was tragically killed while stopping for a train. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:08:17 EST LETTER: Low wages force taxpayers to subsidize big business To the editor: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:26:08 EST LETTER: Moral Monday crowds rally around liberals’ lost causes To the editor: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:11:04 EST Invest in U.S. jobs — buy American-made There is no doubt that American-made products are the best products in the world and American workers are second to none when it comes to hard work and entrepreneurial spirit. When you purchase products made in the USA, you are guaranteed the utmost... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:02:06 EST Learning to love my skin tone “The next time the radio tells you to shake your moneymaker, shake your head and tell them you're a leader. 'Cause you're beautiful like a flower, more valuable than a diamond, you are powerful like a fire, you can heal the... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:37:06 EST On lapel pins and politicians Anyone who's had a decent conversation with me knows my thoughts on government. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:40:10 EST Befriending rats and trapping skunks The day when my baby brother came home with a shoebox full of baby rats , well, Mama did not take to that at all. At the time, we lived near a man who had a junkyard. My brother was about 5 years old and quite adventurous. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:17:05 EST OUR VIEW: Colleges flunk on free speech College students in North Carolina all too often find themselves in hot water for exercising the rights they learn in lecture halls. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:43:10 EST LETTERS: Failing to vote won’t lead to better leaders To the editor: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:30:08 EST LETTER: Halloween no time for candy-grabbing grownups To the editor: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:30:06 EST LETTER: Recreation complex tax a shortsighted idea To the editor:Wake up, county and city residents! Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:18:16 EST Judicial candidates and open government It won't happen again for eight years. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:02:09 EST OUR VIEW: Make your voice heard Pumpkins and falling leaves are giving way to pink ribbons. And purple ones. And blue ones. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:49:16 EST We hardly know these candidates’ names Nov. 4 is an historic day in North Carolina history. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:40:08 EST