July 27, 2017

RALEIGH — During the 2016-17 academic year, nearly one out of five North Carolina children were educated in settings other than district-run public schools. In Wake County and some other urban areas, the percentage was even higher.

What does this mean? To opponents of parental choice in…


July 27, 2017

Just before the N.C. General Assembly adjourned on June 30, the consumer loan industry won a prize piece of legislation from state legislators who have benefited handsomely from the industry’s campaign donations that total over $500,000 in the past four years.

In a surprise move, the top…


July 27, 2017


July 26, 2017

Opioids are one of the big surprises of my late middle age.

It was four years ago in July that I had my brief fling with Oxycodone.

The magic pills were prescribed by doctors with the best of intentions after I had a new, titanium right hip installed. I remember the nurse at "hip school" a month…


July 26, 2017

Kudos to Holly Koerber Audette and her column on July 3rd. As usual, Holly articulated perfectly how those of us on the political right with “traditional” values feel. To the leftist dirtbags rioting and destroying everything they can without ever being called out by the liberal media,…

July 26, 2017

Change is coming to Elizabeth City. In October, we will have a new mayor, and a least three new members on City Council.

It is in every citizen’s best interest that we elect thoughtful, dedicated leaders. Individuals willing to do their homework, listen to constituents, and come to meetings…

July 25, 2017


July 24, 2017

Well the gong has rung and the filing deadline for municipal elections has come and gone.

I have consulted about campaigns and candidates for decades. I always stress the importance of numbers and not relying on the anecdotal observations or commentary a candidate hears. It is often not reliable as…


July 24, 2017


July 23, 2017

“We do lots of water activities.”

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