October 23, 2016

Early voting kicked off with a bang last week, with Nash County leading the state in the number of voters who cast ballots on the first day.

Voters flocked to the first early voting site to open in the county at the Nash County Agriculture Center in Nashville. Three more sites are scheduled to open…

October 23, 2016

I travel to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., every May or June.

I am disgusted by our roads, the grass and the weeds.

When you hit Fayetteville, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida, they are so clean, neat and cut.

You don't see tall grass.

Every day I travel from Rocky Mount to Tarboro on U.S. 64…

October 23, 2016

We need to stop the violence.

I don't understand how so many of these encounters between the police and the general public end with the use of deadly force.

I've look at the Keith Scott video, and the police officers are standing there with weapons drawn, forcing a confrontation.

I don't understand…

October 22, 2016

I bet a lot of the stuff sold at flea markets is hot merchandise.

Thieves go out and steal and then sell their ill-gotten gains for cash money.

If you think about it, it is a perfect scam.

If you steal from a store and try to get back into the store to try to get a refund of cash, you have to…

October 22, 2016

We four former Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, two Democrats and two Republicans, are writing to express our support for the re-election of Senior Associate Justice Robert H. (Bob) Edmunds in November.

We know from experience the importance of each member of the Court. We…

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.

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