Medicaid work rules are needed

Medicaid work rules are needed

If government gives you a cash handout or a “free” service and you are capable of working, studying, or providing service to the community...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Rare illegal ballots still matter

Rare illegal ballots still matter

President Donald Trump’s claims about voter fraud are preposterous. No credible evidence suggests that millions of people cast illegal ballots, ...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Talent pipeline is the key to bringing jobs to N.C.

Talent pipeline is the key to bringing jobs to N.C.

That we did not secure the new Toyota-Mazda facility and those 4,000 jobs was bad news. North Carolina put forth a strong, bipartisan effort to woo th...

January 16th, 2018 |  


Parents, community entities essential for success

Parents, community entities essential for success

As we approach the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s holiday commemoration and reflect on his legacy of making the world a better place, let&...

January 13th, 2018 |  


It is well with Aunt Senie

Aunt Senie passed away last week. Over the years, she had battled several serious physical problems. Senie Williams fought the good fight until her bo...

January 13th, 2018 |  


Emulate King with action, not just words

The great Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered for many things during celebrations to honor him Monday — activism, humanitarianism, non-vio...

January 13th, 2018 |  


America needs social safety nets

America needs social safety nets

The wealthiest nation in the world, ours, has about 600,000 people who are homeless and living — or existing — on the streets. About 1.5 m...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Spencer the Apple Man

I heard it today, heard the gentle, silent sounds of winter. I even saw a fox swift and beautiful, sailing alone in my back yard, last Sunday night. M...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Keeping Blount the right move to make

The Clinton City Board of Education was wise to extend the contract of superintendent Dr. Stuart Blount, and we are glad to see that they did so by a ...

January 10th, 2018 |  


‘Real men’ treat women respectfully

‘Real men’ treat women respectfully

Science has given us the ability to know things. Before the era of science, that being most of human history, people could only believe or not believe...

January 9th, 2018 |