Your Daily Journal- RSS OPINION Feed Sat, 30 May 2015 11:55:53 EST 1800 Stand up for our veterans Last year I just knew someone would have written something about the June 6 anniversary of D-Day, and the 1944 allied attack on fortress Europe during World War II. It did not happen. Sat, 30 May 2015 01:41:51 EST OUR VIEW: McCrory right to veto opt-out for marriages Gov. Pat McCrory put pragmatism ahead of politics.On Thursday afternoon, McCrory said he would block a bill allowing state officials to opt out of performing marriages due to a “sincerely held religious objection.” Sat, 30 May 2015 01:36:53 EST Legal Corner: When divorce gets messy, judges divide property Last week in the Legal Corner, we discussed in some detail ways couples can agree in writing what terms will apply if either party chooses to later separate or get a divorce. But what happens in cases where the parties do not have any agreed terms in... Fri, 29 May 2015 17:01:52 EST OUR VIEW: Cummings has right stuff to lead at UNCP Robin Cummings' career path has always had an upward trajectory, but there was little about it that suggested he would one day ascend to the top leadership position at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Thu, 28 May 2015 11:51:52 EST House passes fair N.C. budget Across the state, spring has ceded to summer and here at the Legislature, we are embroiled in the process of creating a budget for the next two years. Crafting this is no small feat, but the House of Representatives has managed to agree on a version... Thu, 28 May 2015 11:46:51 EST LETTER: Officers showed honor, respect for lost loved one To the editor: Wed, 27 May 2015 12:41:51 EST Rucho’s revealing rationalization It's often difficult to generate much interest in stories about the abuse of the legislative process, but the behavior of Sen. Bob Rucho last week promoted a flurry of them. And his troubling defense of his undemocratic actions may be more... Wed, 27 May 2015 12:01:51 EST Soil, hay samples can help you fertilize smart It's summertime and everyone is pulling out the grills and getting their swimming pools ready. It's also a great time to get your soil ready for the summer. Wed, 27 May 2015 11:11:51 EST LETTER: Better health care for the Capitol Hill crowd? To the editor: Tue, 26 May 2015 16:31:52 EST LETTER: Memories of ‘Miss Mamie’ at Roberdell School To the editor: Tue, 26 May 2015 16:26:54 EST Making peace with newfangled gadgets My grandparents will always hold a very special place in my heart. Everybody else called them Hopie and Gladys, but to us, they were Granddaddy and Grandmother. (She was always Mother to her children and Grandmother to her grandchildren — never... Tue, 26 May 2015 16:06:51 EST How will Obama rate in pantheon of U.S. presidents? “How will historians rate Barack Obama's presidency?” Tue, 26 May 2015 15:46:52 EST Vets deserve more than lip service Once again, Memorial Day weekend has passed. This weekend is commonly regarded as the country's gateway to summertime and the time for cookouts, beach trips, good times with family and friends and the chance to sleep in on Monday. Sun, 24 May 2015 19:31:52 EST LETTER: Welfare system often helps the wrong people To the editor:Any time you try to educate the masses, you run the risk of much disapproval. You get some positive response from the worker bees. Sun, 24 May 2015 18:51:52 EST Honor fallen by caring for our veterans Patriotism. It's one of many feelings I get when I see an American flag. More than just stitches and dye on a piece of fabric, the American flag stands for liberty, freedom and pride. Sun, 24 May 2015 18:41:51 EST Legal Corner: Prenups and separation agreements Last week, the Legal Corner discussed the minimum requirements for obtaining an absolute divorce. Before we dive deeper into some of the issues that are faced after filing for divorce, let's cover the differences between prenuptial and... Sun, 24 May 2015 18:36:51 EST OUR VIEW: County’s tribute to fallen veterans continues to grow While most Richmond County residents sleep in Monday, 87-year-old Jimmy Brigman will rise before the sun and ferry thousands of American flags to Richmond Memorial Park. Sun, 24 May 2015 05:06:51 EST 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