President’s plan to close Gitmo is dangerous, naive

President’s plan to close Gitmo is dangerous, naive

It’s no secret that we live in a dangerous world. Tragically, we were reminded of the very real threats we face when a radical Islamic terrorist...

June 24th, 2016 |  


‘A terrible sight’

‘A terrible sight’

Editor’s note: This week’s installment of Steve Bailey’s column on Anson County history consists of text from an article published i...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Getting married? Give Social Security your new name

Getting married? Give Social Security your new name

FAYETTEVILLE — Every year, June marks the beginning of two busy seasons: summer and “wedding season.” With joyful expectation, many ...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


OUR VIEW: GOP Primary shows rural counties are outnumbered

OUR VIEW: GOP Primary shows rural counties are outnumbered

Do the rural counties in the new N.C. 9th Congressional District really have a voice — or will they be drowned out by the overwhelming populatio...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


If you want some more tips for good summer reading from recent books by North Carolina authors, I have four suggestions, two set in the mountains, two...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


More than 100,000 U.S. women under 65 will have a stroke this year

More than 100,000 U.S. women under 65 will have a stroke this year

Stroke is not a geriatric disease. And it’s not confined to elderly overweight smokers who have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Imagine...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Freedom is the journey and the destination

Freedom is the journey and the destination

[Editor’s note: The following is comprised of two posts that follow the same theme.]If you can’t find a way to enjoy people’s compan...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Terrorists and drug lords: an emerging threat

Terrorists and drug lords: an emerging threat

In the wake of 9/11, new laws and regulations were put in place to crack down on terrorism-related financing in the U.S. financial system.Finding thei...

June 20th, 2016 |  


Remembering Anson County’s Penny Bennett

Remembering Anson County’s Penny Bennett

Almost everyone who lived in Wadesboro during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s remembers Penny Bennett. Unshaven and wearing old clothes and a battered hat...

June 20th, 2016 |  


LETTER: Recycle, help with green efforts

LETTER: Recycle, help with green efforts

To the editor:Sadly, I read about Wadesboro Town Council considering canceling their recycles program because residents/the town does not follow recyc...

June 20th, 2016 |