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June 20, 2018

Growing up in Eastern North Carolina, I remember a time when our towns, communities and counties were flourishing. It was an idyllic place to grow up, and I had dreams of a similar life for my children and grandchildren.

Unfortunately, times changed. Jobs were lost. Poverty increased. Friends and…

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June 20, 2018

The United States is getting ripped off due to tariffs and bad trade deals to the tune of $800 billion each year. This $800 billion deficit each year has cost the U.S. manufacturing sector thousands of jobs and a $800 billion reduction in Gross Domestic Product.

I have been involved with the…

June 19, 2018

Would you rather vote at 7:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. on a weekday — or vote on the Saturday morning before the election?

That was the practical impact of the choice facing the legislature last week — but you might not know it from the heated rhetoric on both sides. Democrats and left-…

Colin Campbell

June 19, 2018

Does anyone except me remember when people like Senators Cruz, Santorum, and Fox News Joseph Goebbels (Sean Hannity), accused President Obama of being weak with our foreign dignitaries and bowing?

President Obama was being courteous to the customs of those dignitaries. But always leave it to some…

June 18, 2018

Hebrews 11:6 — And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Faith is having a persuasion, moral conviction (of religious truth), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; by…

June 17, 2018

Americans, when you don't do your research and just vote from inflamed rhetoric, you end up with a Donald Trump.

He promised his supporters the world. Now he came through for his rich donors. But you poor who supported Trump, not so much. If you are poor, but have seen significant change in your…

June 17, 2018

RALEIGH — In the long-running dispute between State School Superintendent Mark Johnson, a Republican elected in 2016, and the State Board of Education, which currently has a majority of Republican appointees, the North Carolina Supreme Court has sided 6-0 with Johnson (Chief Justice Mark…

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June 16, 2018

Note to readers: With all the recent activity regarding immigration we decided to repeat the column we wrote following a visit to Ellis Island, New York in 2011. It is relevant today.

Standing in the Great Hall of the Admissions Building on Ellis Island you can almost hear the voices and feel the…

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June 16, 2018

A recent letter regarding gun control was off point. Apparently, the writer doesn’t have a full understanding of all the applicable facts and laws.

Every citizen in the state of North Carolina that is age 17 and over are members of the N.C. militia. Membership in the N.C. militia is outlined…

June 15, 2018

Are you old enough to remember when the Republican Party had principles and a backbone? It seems so long ago.

If you do recall that bygone time, you might expect that said principles and backbone will assert themselves, sooner or later, against President Trump. Stop waiting, because it's not going…

Eugene Robinson
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