Anson Record- RSS OPINION Feed http://ansonrecord.com/section/OPINION http://ansonrecord.com/section/OPINION Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:38:03 EST 1800 New lessons from old wars http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50646167/New-lessons-from-old-wars At the end of a two-day conference about World War I at UNC-Chapel Hill, I asked a leading military historian what approach he would recommend to the United States to deal with the challenge of ISIS. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:51:06 EST We shouldn’t wait for terrorist attacks before taking action http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50636092/We-shouldnt-wait-for-terrorist-attacks-before-taking-action Last week marked a very solemn date for our nation and a stark reminder that evil exists around the world. On Sept. 11, 2001, the United States of America fell victim to the most horrific terrorist attack in our history — an attack spurred by... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:48:05 EST N.C. is on cusp of ‘unleashing’ natural energy resources http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50555689/N.C.-is-on-cusp-of-unleashing-natural-energy-resources With the days still hot in North Carolina, it's hard to imagine turning on the heat, but winter's cold temperatures could bring increased demand for natural gas and increased energy costs for our families. I regularly hear concerns from... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:08:13 EST Rep. Brody shares latest from Raleigh http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50536828/Rep.-Brody-shares-latest-from-Raleigh Raleigh NewsCoal Ash BillOne of the last pieces of legislation that was passed in the short session was a Senate and House compromise plan to close all N.C. coal ash ponds. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:06:15 EST Help save Anson’s property values http://ansonrecord.com/news/letters/50561957/Help-save-Ansons-property-values I am glad to see Rep Richard Hudson so concerned about our local real estate values! I hope and pray he opposes the industrial-strength hydraulic mining of natural gas known as “fracking” here locally to be sold via pipelines to other... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:05:15 EST Sheriff provides answers to FAQs http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50453237/Sheriff-provides-answers-to-FAQs A day does not go by that I don't answer a half a dozen or more questions from individuals about what they can or cannot do; or how to go about doing something relating to an activity of the Sheriff's Office. Over the years I have put... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:41:19 EST Upcoming fall season hopefully will bring change http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50486414/Upcoming-fall-season-hopefully-will-bring-change Wow. I cannot believe how fast time flies. As we head into Labor Day, I hate to see summer end, but I'm excited to think about back to school, football season gearing up, and a little break from the heat. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:38:11 EST Back to school and back to the legislature http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50352346/Back-to-school-and-back-to-the-legislature As our schools are set to begin the new school year, students are both nervous and excited, parents are encouraging their children and helping them get ready, backpacks are filled with school supplies, teachers are getting classrooms and lesson plans... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:07:17 EST We should follow Churchill’s advice for dealing with ISIS http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50400632/We-should-follow-Churchills-advice-for-dealing-with-ISIS Winston Churchill once said, “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” Over the past several months, the world has watched with great concern the events unfolding around the Middle East and Eastern... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:06:08 EST Out of the shadows http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50316808/Out-of-the-shadows The tragic death of Robin Williams last week has opened many people's eyes to the plight of those who suffer with depression. It's not merely something you can “get over” or... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:51:21 EST Bringing jobs back to N.C. http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50302602/Bringing-jobs-back-to-N.C. North Carolina's businesses are a vital component of our national economy and must be afforded every opportunity to prosper, grow and create jobs. It's a state priority, as well as one of my own, to support industries and small businesses... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:48:13 EST A letter of thanks to town of Wadesboro http://ansonrecord.com/news/letters/50299098/A-letter-of-thanks-to-town-of-Wadesboro I would like to thank the Wadesboro Town Manager, Mr. Alex Sewell, and his maintenance staff for the quick response to the hazard on Reddington Street, Wadesboro. Your quick and efficient work done may very well save a life. I thank you all again, and... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:43:29 EST Rep. Brody shares news from Raleigh http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50221019/Rep.-Brody-shares-news-from-Raleigh Rep. Mark Brody shares some of the happenings in Raleigh over the past month.Short Session ends Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:03:06 EST Economic help should come from within our district, not bureaucrats http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50238772/Economic-help-should-come-from-within-our-district-not-bureaucrats The first week of August has come and gone, and many of you are soaking in the last few weeks of summer. As our families prepare for the start of a new school year, the last thing they need to worry about is a sluggish economy, dwindling paychecks and... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:02:26 EST The finger as free speech http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50165141/The-finger-as-free-speech (EDITOR'S NOTE: The following editorial was published in our sister publication, the Richmond County Daily Journal, and reprinted with permission.) Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:45:20 EST Are things that bad? http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50179284/Are-things-that-bad Things are good!Sometimes, like the other day, I want to get up and shout it out. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:42:09 EST Delaying immigration reform puts more children at risk http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50164532/Delaying-immigration-reform-puts-more-children-at-risk August has officially begun, which means Congress is out of session and I get to spend some quality time working in North Carolina traveling the district to hear what's on your mind. I know all of you are very concerned with the situation on our... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:41:08 EST Sen. McLaurin shares news on bills, agriculture http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50075251/Sen.-McLaurin-shares-news-on-bills-agriculture I was pleased to present and explain Senate Bill 201 in the N.C. Senate last week. This local bill will allow Stanly Community College to save money, by enabling the Stanly County Commissioners to construct classroom buildings on the community college... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:11:08 EST Congress, president must work together to improve jobs crisis http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/50072772/Congress-president-must-work-together-to-improve-jobs-crisis As your Representative, it's a priority of mine to build relationships across the aisle and find pragmatic solutions to the problems facing our nation. Now — more than ever — our families, our students, our workers and our veterans... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:10:05 EST Magazine conjures up memories of eating my way across four states http://ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/309742/Magazine-conjures-up-memories-of-eating-my-way-across-four-states It's odd, I guess, that Garden & Gun magazine would grace my reading table. I don't have a garden — only three tomato vines that provide appetizers for local deer — and I'm not into guns. Actually, the magazine... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:34:05 EST