October 21, 2016

“Make no mistake about it,” Franklin Graham said Thursday in Raleigh for his final appearance at 50 state capital gatherings to pray for the nation, “this election is about the Supreme Court.” (And where was the press, TV or radio coverage of this gathering of 5,000 or more…

October 21, 2016

I see a lot of houses around for sale.

They sit there and they don't move.

If the prices were slashed these houses would be selling.

They are not selling because people perceive the prices are too high.

October 20, 2016

You can make it all go away today.

The histrionics, commercials, bad language, bad hair, bad politics. All of it.

Just hop on down to your friendly county elections office and ask for a ballot. Mark it up, slide it through the machine. Put a sticker on your shirt. Be done with it.

And if today…

October 20, 2016

After hurricane Floyd, I recommended that Princeville not be restored.

I had represented that town for years in the N.C. General Assembly and knew firsthand of its many problems.

I believed then, and still do, that the location of the first incorporated black community should be a state historical…

October 20, 2016

In addition to our state bird, state flower, state tree etc. I suggest adopting a state fixture, the toilet, to thank Toilet Man and his Republican cronies for HB2.

October 19, 2016

I keep hearing that in order to change, we have to vote for Donald Trump. To me, that is more like putting our country at risk of destruction rather than change.

Don’t people see that the Donald lies almost every time he opens his mouth (see Politifact’s Truth-o-Meter on the last…

October 19, 2016

The firebombing of a Republican Party headquarters last weekend seemed more akin to a 1970s terrorist attack in Dublin, Ireland, not Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Clearly, the rancor of the 2016 campaign has gone well beyond misleading television commercials and stump speech insults.

Not even the…

October 19, 2016

The good news just keeps coming about how North Carolina is prospering under the current Republican leadership.

Taxes are down.

Teacher pay has been raised every year the GOP has controlled the legislature and Governor’s office.

A beginning teacher now makes $35,000 and a very experienced…

October 18, 2016

I was under the impression that the NAACP supported all races.

Although they were embarrassed over the Duke lacrosse saga, why won't they support the white UNC college student who is claiming rape?

Are William Barber and his organization showing their prejudice now?

October 16, 2016

In the week since Hurricane Matthew deluged the Twin Counties with heavy rains and gusting winds, local residents have once again stepped up to the challenge of extending a helping hand to people in need across the area.

Volunteers flocked to shelters immediately after the storm, providing aid and…

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