May 24, 2017

Some might find this column tasteless, but there is no denying that the unexpected need to replace a U.S. senator last week would have set off a political firestorm in Raleigh.

On Wednesday morning, Sen. Thom Tillis collapsed while running a 5K race in Washington. Initial reports said he needed CPR…


May 24, 2017

Riots at Berkley University have been addressed several times in Letters to the Editor. It has been suggested older folks should listen to the young students at Berkley who want to shut down speech they disagree with.

History: King Solomon died.

Rehoboam, King Solomon’s son became King (1…

May 24, 2017

I am against all the signs in Spanish that you see everywhere. You see them in banks, roadside signs and you see them in stores.

This raises a question. Why is Spanish the second approved language in this country?

If that does not admit there is a problem south of our border, then I don't…

May 23, 2017

Since President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, one question has been repeated over and over: With Democrats lacking any real governing power, are there a few good elected men or women in the Republican Party who will stand up to the president’s abuse of power as…


May 23, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday once again struck down North Carolina’s congressional district plan. The court’s ruling marks the fifth time it has had to ponder the fairness of District 12, in particular. One might think we’d learn something from that.

Here’s an important…

May 23, 2017

Charles Penny, once city manager now community center consultant. Wow, $5,000 per month.

Where in the world did Sir Charles get his community center consulting background? Maybe Reuben, the OIC man taught him.

That's funny. Neither of these two individuals look to be professional…

May 22, 2017

Wow, Donald Trump can’t even give a commencement speech to the military without making it all about him.

“Now I want to take this opportunity to give you some advice. Over the course of your life, you will find that things are not always fair. You will find that things happen to you…


May 22, 2017

Can this president get any worse? This current president criticized everything his predecessor did or stood for. He said the job of being president would be easy, and his followers would get tired of winning. Looks like all that winning will have to be put on the back burner. Just one self-…

May 22, 2017

I was in the meat department of a local store recently. There was this lady who had this child who was about 4-5 years old.

The child came there and jumped up on the railing, was sticking his fingers in his mouth and wiping it on the meat just to hear the squeak of the plastic that covered the…

May 21, 2017

Wel­come leg­is­la­tion to au­tho­rize a $1.9 bil­lion bond is­sue for pub­lic schools is mak­ing its way through the N.C. Gen­eral Assem­bly.

The mea­sure, which would place a bond ref­er­en­dum on the November 2018 bal­lot,…

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