Thank you ‘Miss Jessie’

Memorial Day has always fit so richly in our lives; like an old familiar tune that dances in our head and brings a smile to our lips, enfolding us in ...

May 30th, 2017 |  


Summer begins, traditional job opportunities end

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer. But for young jobseekers, there is nothing to celebrate.American retailers that have traditionally ...

May 29th, 2017 |  


Wait for me!

Wait for me!

The world is changing at a fast pace making it difficult to keep up and even more difficult to know what it all means for us and our children and gran...

May 26th, 2017 |  


Party divides are no surprise

Party divides are no surprise

Would it surprise you to learn that, depending on the poll and specific questions asked, between a quarter and a third of Democrats identify their vie...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Have we no shame?

Shameful and shocking — the Cincinnati suicide of an eight-year-old boy named Gabriel Taye two days after being assaulted by a classmate in a sc...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Hotcakes & topics

Hotcakes & topics

Chris Warren and his 19-year-old son Will were enjoying breakfast at the Sampson Crossing McDonald’s Tuesday and sat down to talk about what was...

May 21st, 2017 |  


Is it just an ‘option?’

Is it just an ‘option?’

It started in college, and became a running joke between my parents and myself through the years. When I was at ECU, my folks would ask if I was comin...

May 21st, 2017 |  


Union elites throw stones from glass houses

When the AFL-CIO, America’s largest federation of labor unions, released its annual Executive Paywatch report earlier this week, the goal was to...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Woman of Amazing Grace

She was an old fashion “Amazing Grace Woman,” one of those quiet “Mercy Me Women” who would stand out in any century. A beatit...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Some Mother’s Day observations

Some Mother’s Day observations

As I started working on this column this past week, I knew I needed to write about mothers since it is Mother’s Day. You write about mothers on ...

May 14th, 2017 |