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Special-needs children an unexpected blessing

Special-needs children an unexpected blessing

Whenever someone approaches me with an open statement of “It must be difficult raising a child with a disability,” I …

April 27th, 2016 |  

EPA backs off on ill-advised bid to regulate racing

EPA backs off on ill-advised bid to regulate racing

Would you believe it if I told you common sense prevailed in Washington? Well, that’s what happened two weeks ago …

April 25th, 2016 |  

Holding the IRS accountable

Holding the IRS accountable

Have you noticed that your wallet is lighter? Thanks to Tax Day, you and I had the distinguished opportunity to …

April 25th, 2016 |  

As John Hart writes, his novel’s plot unfolds

As John Hart writes, his novel’s plot unfolds

Can’t we just find something that we can agree upon? Thrown into a silly, unnecessary bathroom dispute that has brought …

April 25th, 2016 |  

Did your ancestors serve in Anson County’s 1820s militia?

Did your ancestors serve in Anson County’s 1820s militia?

Is your ancestor listed in this article? Soldiers of the Anson County, North Carolina Militia of the 1820s: • John …

April 19th, 2016 |  

#WeAreNotThis: HB 2 damages North Carolina’s reputation

#WeAreNotThis: HB 2 damages North Carolina’s reputation

The irony of Republicans complaining about unfair treatment by corporate America and the national media is just too rich. The …

April 18th, 2016 |  

U.S. needs tax reform that works for us all

U.S. needs tax reform that works for us all

Like so many of you, I find tax season to be one of the most frustrating times of the year. …

April 18th, 2016 |  

Terror groups, Latin American drug lords forge unholy alliance

Terror groups, Latin American drug lords forge unholy alliance

Did you know Mideast terrorist organizations are now working with Latin American drug lords against the United States? Last week, …

April 18th, 2016 |  

Iran defies Obama’s ill-advised deal

Iran defies Obama’s ill-advised deal

Last fall when President Obama introduced his Iran deal, the American people were skeptical. Like many of you, I was …

April 11th, 2016 |  

Hypocrisy in the HB2 backlash

Hypocrisy in the HB2 backlash

Last month, Gov. Pat McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 2, a bill to address Charlotte’s …

April 11th, 2016 |  

What’s behind North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill?’

What’s behind North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill?’

Was passing the new “Bathroom Bill” the biggest mistake the current North Carolina General Assembly has made so far? Or …

April 6th, 2016 |  

Better access to trauma care can save children’s lives

Better access to trauma care can save children’s lives

As parents, the health and well-being of our children are our top priorities. Any sniffle, cough or bruise from our …

April 4th, 2016 |  

Future leaders earn U.S. service academy nominations

Future leaders earn U.S. service academy nominations

With the level of political discourse in this country dropping to a new low each day, I want to take …

April 4th, 2016 |  

Don’t make Anson County a sacrifice zone for Duke coal ash

Don’t make Anson County a sacrifice zone for Duke coal ash

We should not be a sacrifice zone for Duke Energy’s environmentally negligent actions. What is a sacrifice zone? Sacrifice zones …

March 27th, 2016 |  

Brussels attack shows need for halting refugees

Brussels attack shows need for halting refugees

Like many of you, I watched in horror last week as the news came in about the terrorist attacks in …

March 27th, 2016 |  

Let N.C. explore offshore oil, gas resources

Let N.C. explore offshore oil, gas resources

In January 2015, the Obama administration unveiled a plan to open the southeastern Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas exploration …

March 21st, 2016 |  

Let voters decide who nominates next Supreme Court justice

Let voters decide who nominates next Supreme Court justice

Last week, President Obama announced his nominee for the Supreme Court. While the president has every constitutional right to nominate …

March 21st, 2016 |  

Spring reading: Food, basketball, race and politics

Spring reading: Food, basketball, race and politics

Primary elections are over, spring has come, we’ve sprung forward an hour and it is time for me to suggest …

March 21st, 2016 |  

EPA regulation could all but outlaw amateur racing

EPA regulation could all but outlaw amateur racing

For decades, thousands of people all across the country have modified vehicles to use them exclusively as race cars at …

March 16th, 2016 |  

Advocating for Christians who face persecution, torture

Advocating for Christians who face persecution, torture

Last week, I hosted a conference for 150 local pastors and community leaders to discuss religious persecution and human rights …

March 16th, 2016 |  

George Washington tours N.C., decries demagogues

George Washington tours N.C., decries demagogues

Have you had enough of presidential candidates flying in and out of North Carolina looking for primary votes? Wouldn’t it …

March 14th, 2016 |  

Teachers are in an abusive relationship

Teachers are in an abusive relationship

Dear North Carolina, I have been a teacher for 25 years. I decided to become a teacher at the age …

March 12th, 2016 |  

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