Personnel recordsshould be open totaxpayer scrutiny

Personnel recordsshould be open totaxpayer scrutiny

If you want accountability, change the law.That’s the takeaway from a North Carolina Court of Appeals ruling handed down last week that upholds ...

March 15th, 2017 |  


Planning will help you see green in retirement

Planning will help you see green in retirement

FAYETTEVILLE — Social Security has been a cornerstone of financial security for more than 80 years. As you might already know, a lifetime of mea...

March 14th, 2017 |  


When is a good time to start receiving Social Security benefits?

When is a good time to start receiving Social Security benefits?

FAYETTEVILLE — Enjoying a comfortable retirement is everyone’s dream. For more than 80 years, Social Security has been helping people real...

March 13th, 2017 |  


Respect and a .357

Respect and a .357

Author’s note: The events in this story are true, but some names and some details have been changed. This story was told to me by the man involv...

March 12th, 2017 |  


Cooper picks the wrong battle

Cooper picks the wrong battle

Gov. Roy Cooper’s pick to head North Carolina’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, former state Rep. Larry Hall, received unanim...

March 12th, 2017 |  


NC’s small towns are ‘people estuaries’

NC’s small towns are ‘people estuaries’

Since 2000, North Carolina has grown from about 9.5 million people to well over 10 million, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.Most of that gro...

March 11th, 2017 |  


HB2 factionsneed meal forcompromise

HB2 factionsneed meal forcompromise

Where are Ruby and Jack Hunt when we need them?Somebody needs to sit our political leaders down and guide them into talking to each other about how to...

March 4th, 2017 |  


McGrady bill merits conservative support

McGrady bill merits conservative support

Modern American conservatism weaves several strands of thought — constitutionally limited government, free-market economics, time-honored virtue...

March 4th, 2017 |  


EDITORIAL: Extend legislators’ terms, but add a recall provision

North Carolina voters may have the chance to impose term limits on state lawmakers — if they also agree to extend terms in the General Assembly ...

March 3rd, 2017 |  


Receiving housing benefits? A trip to Social Security may not be necessary

Receiving housing benefits? A trip to Social Security may not be necessary

FAYETTEVILLE — Social Security is constantly evolving to make your life easier. If you are currently receiving benefits from the U.S. Department...

March 2nd, 2017 |