Opinion

May 25, 2016 - 27 minutes ago

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 - 28 minutes ago

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 25, 2016

Around the country, children are excited for the fun and freedom of summer vacation. Summer should be a time for kids to play outside and spend time with family. Sadly, for too many children, summer is also a time of increased hunger.

Children from low-income families who rely on school...

May 24, 2016

WASHINGTON – Should Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., revert back to his Independent affiliation and run against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) and businessman Donald Trump (R) for president of the United States? There are compelling reasons for and against such a campaign....

May 24, 2016

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

The 103-12 tally on the House's 2016-17 spending plan represented a strong, bipartisan showing for the budget crafted by the Republican majority. Thirty Democrats joined every...

May 24, 2016

RALEIGH — I write today in praise of state employees who work in North Carolina’s regulatory agencies. Because of their due diligence, our state’s business climate is steadily improving — and North Carolinians are beginning to enjoy the benefits.

Longtime readers...

May 24, 2016

I have been a consultant on occasion to Gerald Friedman, his son Chip and James Johnson at Coastland Corp. The Friedmans and Coastland Corporation have both created and developed a major part of Currituck’s tax base. They were and are visionaries and had the guts to...

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