EDITORIAL: Local governments ill-equipped to keep the public informed

EDITORIAL: Local governments ill-equipped to keep the public informed

Some North Carolina lawmakers want local governments to compete with newspapers and sell legal advertising, making important information more difficul...

March 31st, 2017 |  


You, women’s history and the power of Social Security

You, women’s history and the power of Social Security

FAYETTEVILLE — March is Women’s History Month — a time to focus not just on the past, but also on the challenges women continue to f...

March 26th, 2017 |  


Lilesville pastor and engineer played the song that rode the rails

Lilesville pastor and engineer played the song that rode the rails

Author’s note: The Seaboard is now CSX. Former CSX employees Curtis Diggs, John McCormick and David Napier gave me information used in this arti...

March 26th, 2017 |  


Diane Rehm: Dealing with her husband’s death

Diane Rehm: Dealing with her husband’s death

Diane Rehm’s scheduled visit to Elon University on April 6 is reminding fans of her public radio program how much they miss her since her retire...

March 24th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Gov. Roy Cooper right to veto judicial partisanship bill

TAR HEEL VIEW: Gov. Roy Cooper right to veto judicial partisanship bill

Gov. Roy Cooper delivered a well-aimed veto Thursday.“We need less politics in the courtroom, not more,” he said in rejecting House Bill 1...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Courts should catch up

Courts should catch up

RALEIGH — Do you keep up with your friends and family by typing personal letters and dropping them in the mailbox? Do you do all your shopping a...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Looking out for what’s important

Looking out for what’s important

A couple weeks ago, we had some severe weather watches all around the state because of possible tornadoes. A weather watch is issued when conditions a...

March 20th, 2017 |  


Cuba: Hellhole or precious jewel?

Cuba: Hellhole or precious jewel?

Are you thinking about taking a trip to Cuba before President Trump, as he promised during his campaign, slams the door on the travel opportunities cr...

March 19th, 2017 |  


Mediterranean diets: What’s all the fuss?

Mediterranean diets: What’s all the fuss?

The latest trend in weight loss and heart-healthy diets is the Mediterranean diet. Everyone is touting the Med way as the way to go for better health....

March 18th, 2017 |  


Three little pigs and a breach of trust

Three little pigs and a breach of trust

The old oak plane kicked out ringlets of pine, as Daddy pushed it along the new 2 x 8 board. This board would become a feeding trough. We were getting...

March 17th, 2017 |