7th-grade wordsof wisdom: BigLip’s finest hour

7th-grade wordsof wisdom: BigLip’s finest hour

The shortest fight in Polkton history had not been Big Lip’s finest hour — that hour occurred some years before.It was in the fall, on reg...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


You decide: Why did we move away from self-sufficiency?

You decide: Why did we move away from self-sufficiency?

We are again involved in a debate about health insurance for those not covered by their employer, Medicare, Medicaid or other group. Many want to repl...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


See all types of green this spring: Financial Literacy Month

See all types of green this spring: Financial Literacy Month

FAYETTEVILLE — April is Financial Literacy Month, and there is no better time than right now to save for your future. The earlier you start savi...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


A NC mountain woman’s adventure in Bulgaria

A NC mountain woman’s adventure in Bulgaria

Why would North Carolinian Elizabeth Kostova, who is a New York Times No.1 bestselling author, set her action-packed novel in Bulgaria?I will give you...

April 22nd, 2017 |  


While President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping were getting to know each other last weekend, a native North Carolinian was warning that th...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Social Security in plain language — it feels good to be understood

Social Security in plain language — it feels good to be understood

FAYETTEVILLE — Social Security is with you throughout life’s journey. As in any relationship, communication is key to forging strong conne...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Campuses should foster free speech

Campuses should foster free speech

During my recent week as a “practitioner in residence” at Duke University, speaking to a wide range of faculty and students, I felt more t...

April 16th, 2017 |  


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 |  


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 |