Don’t let the riptide of angry politics pull you under

Don’t let the riptide of angry politics pull you under

What is the biggest challenge that we, as individuals, face in this time of angry, petty, and deceptive politics that has infected our public life and...

June 30th, 2017 |  


Don’t be misled by the headlines or the spin; the final budget is far worse than it looks

Don’t be misled by the headlines or the spin; the final budget is far worse than it looks

Most of the initial headlines about the final budget agreement announced Monday afternoon by legislative leaders were ones they could have written the...

June 29th, 2017 |  


New Budget Strikes a Balance

New Budget Strikes a Balance

RALEIGH — The main reason Gov. Roy Cooper and other North Carolina Democrats cited for opposing the Republican-led legislature’s new budge...

June 28th, 2017 |  


Letter to the Editor: Heritage Iron speaks out

Letter to the Editor: Heritage Iron speaks out

We do not believe that everyone in our local car club agrees with everything that will be mentioned in this letter, but rather that most of us simply ...

June 27th, 2017 |  


Poor, rural schools likely the big losers with lawmakers’ planned cuts

Poor, rural schools likely the big losers with lawmakers’ planned cuts

Among the elements necessary for a well-functioning school district, central office staff is often overlooked. However, a functioning central office i...

June 27th, 2017 |  


Budget Builds on Conservative Success

Budget Builds on Conservative Success

RALEIGH — North Carolina House and Senate leaders have just fashioned a compromise budget for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 fiscal years. The deal inc...

June 27th, 2017 |  


Rural NC is not faring well under Trump

Rural NC is not faring well under Trump

When Donald Trump ran for president, he promised to look after the “forgotten man.” Rural voters who felt left out by the economic recover...

June 27th, 2017 |  


A manifesto for moderates

A manifesto for moderates

Anyone observing today’s political landscape cannot escape the domination from the conservative right and the liberal left. Both are loud and ac...

June 27th, 2017 |  


Midterm Spread Favors the Democrats

Midterm Spread Favors the Democrats

RALEIGH — It would be very surprising if North Carolina Democrats didn’t make significant gains in the next election for General Assembly ...

June 22nd, 2017 |  


GOP pulling out all the stops to maintain its unconstitutionally elected majority

GOP pulling out all the stops to maintain its unconstitutionally elected majority

Legislative leaders are scrambling for their political lives after the conservative U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the legislative districts they drew ...

June 21st, 2017 |