A bouquet of books for spring reading

A bouquet of books for spring reading

Spring is finally here for good, and as light green and new blooms fill our landscapes, it might be time for me to suggest a few books for the new sea...

April 16th, 2017 |  


EDITORIAL: The cost of cancelling cursive from the school curriculum

EDITORIAL: The cost of cancelling cursive from the school curriculum

In a few years, parents won’t have to worry about how to keep secrets from their children.They will be able to write it in cursive, drawing puzz...

April 15th, 2017 |  


Passover, faithand the promiseof eternal spring

Passover, faithand the promiseof eternal spring

The land along my daily walk has lots of spring sights, some of which I give a name. Like the horses — one grey and the other a paint — I ...

April 15th, 2017 |  


Businesses vote with their feet

Businesses vote with their feet

Left-wing activists spent a year complaining that House Bill 2 was hurting North Carolina’s business climate. They eagerly cited opposition from...

April 14th, 2017 |  


EDITORIAL: Silencing speech over viewpoints erodes freedom

EDITORIAL: Silencing speech over viewpoints erodes freedom

Silence is not always golden.When it is forced on a person or a group, it is anything but.That’s what is happening with greater frequency and mo...

April 14th, 2017 |  


When Major ran away

When Major ran away

Until he moved to Polkton to live with us, Major spent his entire eight fice-years around self-sufficient Scots folk, who got joy from building what t...

April 14th, 2017 |  


Your contributions can make our nation stronger

Your contributions can make our nation stronger

FAYETTEVILLE — At first, seeing taxes taken out of your paycheck can be a little disappointing. However, you can take pride in knowing you are m...

April 3rd, 2017 |  


Forgivenessfrom a littleold fice dog

Forgivenessfrom a littleold fice dog

Major, a fice of some eight years, and dog of the Lockhart clan, was not much of a hunter. With a body about the size of three bladders of bologna, sq...

April 2nd, 2017 |  


Legislature returns to tax reform

Legislature returns to tax reform

North Carolina’s economy continues to expand at a relatively rapid pace. Over the last year, for example, our gross domestic product grew by 2.6...

March 31st, 2017 |  


Small towns, courts, and independent thinkers

Small towns, courts, and independent thinkers

“I have to vote to break a tie on town council’s votes all the time,” the mayor of a small North Carolina mountain town told a frien...

March 31st, 2017 |