Your Daily Journal- RSS OPINION Feed Thu, 5 Mar 2015 07:22:52 EST 1800 Seek balance in your media diet RALEIGH — Thank you for reading this column. It's not just that I appreciate your interest in what I have to say. I appreciate the fact that you are reading this publication at all. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:36:51 EST Suspension training can change exercise TRX training, or suspension training, has been around since the late '80s when a Navy SEAL commando developed the gear to stay fit and in shape while out on duty. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:46:51 EST With 4-H, giving goes a long way 4-H began as a way to improve the lives and fortunes of rural youth across the country and became the youth outreach arm of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service. 4-H is a youth development organization with a national membership of more than 6... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 18:01:52 EST Water-skiing on the Pee Dee Looking back at my childhood it seems that a lot of my fondest memories involve time my family spent in and around water. When we lived in Lumberton, we started visiting White Lake on a regular basis. It wasn't that far from Lumberton and we... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:56:52 EST Judge, DOT boss pen captivating tales It is a dream come true for me — a mixture of North Carolina public affairs and North Carolina books. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:36:51 EST LETTER: Sunday no substitute for biblical Sabbath To the editor: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 02:21:51 EST Amnesty violates separation of powers More than three months ago, President Obama took unprecedented executive action to grant amnesty to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants. As I've said before, I do not agree with the president's executive actions on immigration, and I am... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 02:11:51 EST Love can overcome discrimination In the spirit of Black History Month, I am very thankful for all of my ancestors who bled and died for the sake of my freedom. Watching movies like “Selma,” “Malcolm X” and “Roots” make me a little emotional... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:51:51 EST Legal Corner: Understanding IRAs and 401(k)s Last week, the Legal Corner discussed employment tax regulations for employers and how to distinguish between an employee and an independent contractor. This week we will discuss the different types of retirement plans available to individuals through... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:21:51 EST Too many knocks to the head If you can't poke fun at yourself, then you have problems. In the past, I have had people ask me “What's wrong with you?” Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:26:51 EST Readers weigh in on stolen guns, meth epidemic If you're on Facebook and you aren't following the Richmond County Daily Journal, you're missing out. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:01:51 EST Bill would legalize discrimination This was a remarkable week indeed at the General Assembly. It is now clear that legislation supported by Senate leaders would allow public employees to refuse to provide state services based on race. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:31:51 EST LETTER: Selfish policies will lead to Democrats’ demise To the editor: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:56:52 EST Pivot back to free markets RALEIGH — Over the past four years, state policymakers in Raleigh have adopted a series of sweeping changes in public policy, including a new state tax code, school choice, new energy policies, election laws and historic reforms of the... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:46:51 EST LETTER: Hospice patient thanks CNA for compassionate care To the editor: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:41:51 EST Winter weather: A salute to those ‘out in it’ For a lot of folks, snow means a holiday. Schools are out. Businesses shut down. Government paper-pushing comes to a halt. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:11:51 EST A visit to Clyde’s concert hall The other Tuesday my wife and I had some business in Moore County around Robbins. It was around 5 p.m., and our business taken care of, we were driving out from Robbins. As we got to N.C. 24/27, we decided to turn east toward Carthage and visit our... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:46:51 EST ‘57 Chevy inspires N.C. nostalgia What is it about a 1957 Chevrolet?Like The New York Times offering on its store page a “1957 Bel Air 50th Anniversary Edition $99.95. Numbered, limited edition of 1,957.” Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:16:51 EST LETTER: Don’t blame law enforcement for society’s problems To the editor: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 02:06:51 EST Holding homeland security hostage As you know, there is an ongoing debate over the legality of President Obama's unprecedented executive action to grant amnesty to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants. I stand firm in my belief that President Obama's actions are not only... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 23:16:52 EST