What they sought was freedom

What they sought was freedom

In what had once been a land of opportunity and progress, the state had grown large and oppressive. Its leaders lost their way. Its people nearly lost...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Wingate writer: Actions are louder than our words

Wingate writer: Actions are louder than our words

When I was short enough to touch the slop bucket without bending over, I watched as Daddy threw a Lucky Strike into it. It must have fallen onto a cab...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Fiscal uncertainty hurts state economy

Fiscal uncertainty hurts state economy

Do governors and state legislators really have much to do with the performance of state economies? If governors and state legislators are to be believ...

February 18th, 2017 |  


Will Trump remember Washington on Presidents’ Day?

Will Trump remember Washington on Presidents’ Day?

Will President Donald Trump remember George Washington when we celebrate Presidents’ Day next week?Here is some help for him with thoughts from ...

February 18th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Campus free speech bill is long overdue

TAR HEEL VIEW: Campus free speech bill is long overdue

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is ready to place campus censors on academic probation.The second-term Republican announced plans this week to work with state law...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Albemarle inmate sends poem to Anson: ‘Today, I will make a difference’

Albemarle inmate sends poem to Anson: ‘Today, I will make a difference’

This is your brother from behind the walls again. No matter how much things seem like they will not change, they will; but you have to change the way ...

February 15th, 2017 |  


How can we get to 4 percent economic growth?

How can we get to 4 percent economic growth?

One of the major goals of the new Trump administration is to increase the rate of economic growth in the country. The objective is to move from the tw...

February 15th, 2017 updated: February 15th, 2017. |  


Emmett Till’s legacy lives on today

Emmett Till’s legacy lives on today

“America is still killing Emmett Till,” writes Duke professor Timothy Tyson in his new book, “The Blood of Emmett Till.”Tyson ...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Albemarle inmate: Find your purpose, let’s be in unity

Albemarle inmate: Find your purpose, let’s be in unity

It brings me great honor and pleasure to be blessed with the privilege to allow the community to digest insight from a man in my position.Firstly, my ...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Anson native finds success in Missouri

Anson native finds success in Missouri

Daniel T. Tillman, born in Wadesboro in 1927, was appointed a circuit court judge in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1972.After graduating in 1954 from George...

February 14th, 2017 |