Social Security policies for same-sex couples updated

Social Security policies for same-sex couples updated

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


The story of my ancestors

The story of my ancestors

My great-great-great-grandparents were Asberry Bailey and his wife, Mary Pauline Haire Bailey.Asberry was born in about 1822 in Anson County and died ...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


The next big high-tech product: Why Concord?

The next big high-tech product: Why Concord?

Why would Alevo, a European company seeking to develop and manufacture a powerful groundbreaking battery, choose Concord, N.C., as the site of its ope...

May 21st, 2016 |  


Opioid abuse: A national epidemic

Opioid abuse: A national epidemic

Right now, opioid abuse and addiction are spreading across our country at an alarming rate. At this very moment, roughly 6.5 million Americans are abu...

May 20th, 2016 |  


Working together to defeat drug addiction

Working together to defeat drug addiction

Our community faces a drug epidemic few know about.According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 6.5 million Americans abuse prescrip...

May 20th, 2016 |  


Keeping Gitmo open is vital to national security

Keeping Gitmo open is vital to national security

At a time when we are fighting terrorism and the American people’s number one concern is national security, President Barack Obama is doubling d...

May 14th, 2016 |  


Finding our way out of a locked bathroom

Finding our way out of a locked bathroom

What can we do about House Bill 2?Polls show North Carolinians divided about the new law. Answers to polling questions depend upon how the questions a...

May 14th, 2016 |  


Stamping out PTSD with semi-postal stamps

Stamping out PTSD with semi-postal stamps

Garland Denny was a patriotic, selfless, and persistent local veteran.Mr. Denny dedicated his retirement years to promoting several outside-the-box, c...

May 13th, 2016 |  


Removing the mid-Atlantic from the offshore leasing program will have consequences

Removing the mid-Atlantic from the offshore leasing program will have consequences

The Obama administration’s decision to remove the Mid-Atlantic region from its offshore oil and gas program was not unexpected but it will have ...

May 12th, 2016 |  


Pressure canner dials should be tested

Pressure canner dials should be tested

It is that time of year again. Gardens will be coming off and people will start pulling out their canners to put up vegetables. Pressure canning is a ...

May 12th, 2016 |