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Literary hero on wrong side of history

Literary hero on wrong side of history

Can Atticus Finch still be our hero? After Harper Lee, who created the saintly Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Rep. Hudson is all talk and games

Rep. Hudson is all talk and games

This week a national tourism website, RoadSnacks, released a list of the 10 worst places to live in North Carolina, …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Check before quoting Bible

To the editor: (EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter is a response to the July 22 column, “A war on Christianity?” by …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Don’t disarm our heroes at home

Don’t disarm our heroes at home

It seems like tragedy is unfolding across the globe as barbaric savages like ISIS overtake the Middle East and murderous …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Iran deal is a Trojan horse

Iran deal is a Trojan horse

Not since 1,200 years before the birth of Christ when King Priam of Troy accepted the gift of a large …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

The forgotten starting point for Medicaid ‘reform’

One of the things holding up passage of a state budget for the next two years and the adjournment of …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

A war on Christianity?

A war on Christianity?

The last few weeks have brought to light the growing conflict between Christianity and the secular world. The executive committee …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

Race has nothing to do with last week’s murder

Last week we experienced a terrible tragedy in Wadesboro when one of our citizens was deliberately and heinously attacked by …

July 16th, 2015 |  

How do I say ‘Thank You’?

During a time when our county is plagued with chaos and a negative public image, I want to publicly thank …

July 16th, 2015 updated: July 16th, 2015. |  

Citizens need to get involved

What are the tax increases for the future? Why not have a more uniform structure in the county? For example, …

July 16th, 2015 |  

Same-sex marriage: a moral dilemma?

Same-sex marriage: a moral dilemma?

What has happened to the America I knew? The question of same-sex marriage in America has risen to equal another …

July 1st, 2015 |  

EPA is a threat to America’s economic growth

EPA is a threat to America’s economic growth

As a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, my top priorities are getting folks back to work, …

July 1st, 2015 |  

The secret Senate attack on the teaching profession

No one disputes that North Carolina faces a teacher shortage in the not too distant future. Not only are veteran …

July 1st, 2015 |  

Guns in church

A faith group in our town recently held a worship event with about 350-plus people in attendance. They expected people …

June 28th, 2015 |  

Memories on the fault lines of race

Memories on the fault lines of race

Two people who wanted to be something else have grabbed our attention recently: Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP chapter president …

June 28th, 2015 |  

Lessons from our fathers

Lessons from our fathers

This Sunday marked a special occasion when we celebrated our dads and their tremendous influence on our lives. Father’s Day …

June 28th, 2015 |  

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