Opinion

June 01, 2016

This past Memorial Day weekend, our president came back from Japan where his mission was to apologize to the Japanese for dropping the atomic bomb. Do not tell me that is not true; I watched him do this over and over.

With that in mind, I would like to take the Japanese on a tour. First stop: Pearl…

June 01, 2016

The Apex Timbermill Wind industrial development, which intends to build more than 100 600-foot turbines on land straddling the Chowan-Perquimans border, has applied for its conditional use permits. That means a quasi-judicial hearing will be held to hear what is proposed and county commissioners…

June 01, 2016

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump looked like a fool and a fraud on Sunday. But what else is new?

Even the most ardent Trumpistas would have to admit that Trump's appearance at the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally was, as spectacles go, pretty pathetic. It was supposed to be a vast, multitudinous…

May 31, 2016

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May 31, 2016

After seven and a half years of Barack Obama’s disastrous presidency, Americans are now confused as to what bathroom to use.

May 31, 2016

General acts of dumbness, stupidity and incompetence really have me asking are there really some people who are this clueless.

May 31, 2016

RALEIGH — One of the consequences of writing a syndicated column on politics and public policy for nearly 30 years is that I am constantly told what I think and why I think it.

May 31, 2016

“Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build one.”

May 30, 2016

As a small hospitality business owner I often share this perspective about our region with visiting guests; we are an hour or less away from what you love about a big city but you don’t have to live daily with what you don’t love about a big city!

May 30, 2016

RALEIGH – Sometimes, in this job, you just get a funny feeling about what might happen next.

That happened recently when a bill was filed in the state House with an odd title: "DOT/No Discrimination Against Motorcyclists."

At any other time in history, that might not seem weird. But given the…

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