A life well lived

Barbara Kerr was an amazing woman.She was a devout Christian, an extraordinary musician and a devoted wife for 65 years. Her quick wit was as razor sh...

October 15th, 2017 |  


What does tax fairness mean?

What does tax fairness mean?

Back when I used to commission regular surveys of North Carolina voters, one of my favorite questions had to do with tax fairness.The wording varied o...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Help United Way continue to make a local difference

United Way of Sampson County makes a difference.The numbers bear that out. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the non-profit organization has put...

October 11th, 2017 |  


These few precious days

“Oh, it’s a long, long, time from May to December, but the days grow short when you reach September…. These few precious days, I spe...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Ballot changes should be welcome

Ballot changes should be welcome

Democrats, progressive activists, and left-leaning editorialists haven’t liked past ideas from Republicans to change the way North Carolina̵...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Iranian nuclear accord: Good or bad?

Iranian nuclear accord: Good or bad?

Two years ago, the United States, England, Russia, France, China, Germany, and the European Union reached an agreement with Iran that precludes Irania...

October 8th, 2017 |  


Pavlov’s dog, Sparky and us

Pavlov’s dog, Sparky and us

I walk out the back door heading out to the garage. As I head toward the garage, I look over next door, and there he comes. It’s Sparky, coming ...

October 8th, 2017 |  


Healing the scars of racial inequality

Healing the scars of racial inequality

Even though there is no legal basis for discrimination in the U.S. today, we are still having to deal with the vestiges and the scars of generations o...

October 7th, 2017 |  


Voters compare imperfect options

Voters compare imperfect options

Most North Carolina voters, regardless of registration, cast their ballots consistently for either Democrats or Republicans. And the swing voters who ...

October 5th, 2017 |  


A mass murder of evil

The mystery of the motivation behind the machine-gun massacre in Las Vegas—59 dead and 527 wounded—may literally be a blank. Yes, a fill-i...

October 5th, 2017 |