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Special interests bankroll Hudson campaign

Special interests bankroll Hudson campaign

Campaign finance reports are out. They’re boring reading for most people, but they tell a lot about campaigns. Political insiders …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Micro-unions divide workforce, stifle job growth

Micro-unions divide workforce, stifle job growth

In order to revive our economy and the entrepreneurial spirit that helped make America great, we need to give workers …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Will campaigns move to the center?

Will campaigns move to the center?

The trick to winning elections, old political warhorses say, is to rally the enthusiasm of the young, the idealistic and …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Monuments to history or past prejudice?

Monuments to history or past prejudice?

“When America catches a cold, Britain sneezes — eventually.” Writing in The New York Times, Matthew d’Ancona, a graduate of …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Football fever’s already in the air

Football fever’s already in the air

I think football fever has finally taken over around the Carolinas. With the Panthers headed to the Super Bowl, it …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Hudson part of the D.C. establishment

Hudson part of the D.C. establishment

If this election should tell us anything, it’s that Americans have lost trust in their government and lost faith in …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Let medics give meds, save lives

Let medics give meds, save lives

As your congressman, I am working every day to find common-sense solutions to problems that face our country. One of …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Mabel, the little tractor that could

Mabel, the little tractor that could

A couple of years ago, I decided to take in an estate sale. The sale was held at a little …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Standing up for the right to life

Standing up for the right to life

Last Friday marked the annual March for Life, a gathering of folks — of all ages and from diverse walks …

January 25th, 2016 |  

Fear shouldn’t drive 2016 elections

Fear shouldn’t drive 2016 elections

It’s election year and pundits across the political spectrum are speculating about what will drive the electorate next November. In …

January 25th, 2016 |  

When the news is black and white

When the news is black and white

Last week, as the story of African-American protests over the absence of black nominees for Academy Awards was developing, Sam …

January 25th, 2016 |  

Quaker funeral held in Brown Creek community

Quaker funeral held in Brown Creek community

After 40 years of searching out the history of Anson County, you would think I would know it all by …

January 19th, 2016 |  

8th District voters deserve a choice

8th District voters deserve a choice

I’m an accidental candidate for Congress. I didn’t plan on running in North Carolina’s 8th District, but when I realized …

January 18th, 2016 |  

Screen refugees before welcoming them to our shores

Screen refugees before welcoming them to our shores

As your representative, it’s a priority of mine to build relationships across the aisle and find pragmatic solutions to the …

January 18th, 2016 updated: January 18th, 2016. |  

Swamp fox: Lowry’s quest for revenge

Swamp fox: Lowry’s quest for revenge

In 1865, the great American Civil War was winding down in the South. Confederate money was worthless. Fat-back sold for …

January 18th, 2016 |  

Explaining my love for homestyle eateries

Explaining my love for homestyle eateries

My upcoming book about local home-cooking places near North Carolina’s interstate highways has a title, “North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries: A …

January 11th, 2016 |  

Are you related to Anson’s first sheriff?

Are you related to Anson’s first sheriff?

There seems to be no information available on Joseph White from the time of his father Moses’ death in 1735 …

January 10th, 2016 updated: January 10th, 2016. |  

Fight continues to dismantle Obamacare

Fight continues to dismantle Obamacare

Nearly six years ago, President Barack Obama signed into law one of the most sweeping pieces of legislation ever passed …

January 10th, 2016 |  

District must fight for its future

District must fight for its future

I’m running for Congress in North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District. It’s where I’m from and a part of the state …

January 6th, 2016 |  

European history lessons for N.C.

European history lessons for N.C.

What does a new 800-page history of 20th-century Europe have to do with North Carolina politics of the 21st century? …

January 4th, 2016 |  

Taking aim at Obamacare in 2016

Taking aim at Obamacare in 2016

As we begin 2016, I want to wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and prosperous new year! …

January 2nd, 2016 |  

From Mask’s Ferry to Stanback’s Ferry

From Mask’s Ferry to Stanback’s Ferry

Have you ever wondered how Stanback Ferry Road was named? Stanback Ferry Road was first known as the Mask’s Ferry …

December 28th, 2015 |  

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