Our civic ignorance

Our civic ignorance

Can you name the three branches of government? What are the three rights guaranteed by the First Amendment? Can you name the Chief Justice of the U.S....

October 9th, 2017 |  


Letter to the Editor: Time to get things back on track

Letter to the Editor: Time to get things back on track

This county has changed so much in the last 40 years. We have elected officials who are NOT even native of the county who have come here to change the...

October 9th, 2017 |  


Median Household Income Shoots Up

Median Household Income Shoots Up

RALEIGH — John Locke was wrong. You might be surprised to see the chairman of the John Locke Foundation make that admission, but venerating a hi...

October 9th, 2017 |  


Why can’t we get the economy just right?

Why can’t we get the economy just right?

Although my late mother never finished high school, she still was a wise person. One of her favorite sayings was, there’s two sides to every sto...

October 8th, 2017 |  


‘DREAM’ come true: DACA student from NC wins national college scholarship

‘DREAM’ come true: DACA student from NC wins national college scholarship

When a Navy recruiter visited his high school, Carlos was among those students eager to sign up. In communities of North Carolina’s Outer Banks,...

October 6th, 2017 |  


The outsourcing of sacrifice

The outsourcing of sacrifice

This past weekend, a local college football game was billed as “Military Appreciation Day.” Throughout the game, retired, current and futu...

October 6th, 2017 |  


Docs look to make prescribing opioid treatment prescription easier

Docs look to make prescribing opioid treatment prescription easier

Despite the escalating problem of opioid abuse and overdoses across North Carolina, there is only one “preferred” addiction treatment unde...

October 4th, 2017 |  


My View: There’s no premium on transparency

Would you buy a car without first looking under the hood or taking it out for a test drive?What about a house?Would you purchase a cabin overlooking t...

October 4th, 2017 |  


State economy is strong, and Republicans still deserve the credit

State economy is strong, and Republicans still deserve the credit

The Republicans have enjoyed majorities in both bodies of the General Assembly for nearly seven years now, and pretty soon Phil Berger and Tim Moore w...

October 4th, 2017 |  


U.S. teacher pay gap (possibly) worst in developed world

U.S. teacher pay gap (possibly) worst in developed world

According to a new report from the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD), teacher pay in the United States ranks last among the...

October 3rd, 2017 |