Opinion

May 26, 2016 - 46 minutes ago

Recently I was reflecting that my life has spanned every presidency from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama, almost 30 percent of all the Presidents of the United States. In other words I am old.

I have witnessed presidents make serious errors of judgment which cost hundreds of thousands...

May 26, 2016 - 46 minutes ago

RALEIGH — So far, 2016 has turned out to be a momentous year in state politics — and the general election is still months away.

North Carolinians have watched and in many cases participated in the rise of Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and other avatars of discontent....

May 25, 2016

Around the country, children are excited for the fun and freedom of summer vacation.

May 25, 2016

On this Day all will have an opportunity to Honor in Remembrance those that have laid down their lives for Freedom throughout the world. I often ponder their courage, their selflessness; how they endured their last moment of life. I can define courage and selflessness, but I know nothing of a...

May 25, 2016

I am a woman who plans to vote for Hillary Clinton for president in November. To me, she is the only candidate who behaves like she is prepared to become president on day one. I am proud of her sheer intelligence and her commitment to follow the Constitution to form a more perfect union, to...

May 25, 2016

A recent letter writer wrote that she is “frightened” that the GOP would rather give the nuclear launch codes to a President Donald Trump than to a “sane” Democrat. After picking myself off the floor from laughing so hard at the last part of that statement, I wondered...

May 25, 2016

I read recently that a pair of federal judges in Virginia found a ”Constitutional Right” which allows men who think they are women to use women’s restrooms. Say what? Are you serious? Oh yes! It’s all dressed up in legalese and the new barbarians are wild with...

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May 25, 2016

The old adage that a picture says a thousand words became a reality to me when I recently saw a cartoon in the newspaper which displayed a recent college graduate sitting on a big rock in his cap and gown. Under his gown was a huge rock entitled “DEBT”. On the side of the huge rock...

May 24, 2016

RALEIGH — I write today in praise of state employees who work in North Carolina’s regulatory agencies.

May 24, 2016

RALEIGH – I'll admit I almost got goose bumps when applause broke out after the recent House budget vote.

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