Moving ahead at Southside-Ashpole

Moving ahead at Southside-Ashpole

The Innovative School District now has its inaugural school, Southside-Ashpole in Rowland, N.C. At the recent school board meeting held on Jan. 9, 201...

January 15th, 2018 updated: January 15th, 2018. |  


Mayor details Matthew recovery

Mayor details Matthew recovery

The following is a speech that Lumberton Mayor Bruce Davis before the 12th Night Concert of Healing and Hope at First Baptist Church, which was held t...

January 13th, 2018 |  


Pakistan undeserving of our aid

Pakistan undeserving of our aid

Actions speak much louder than words. This is common-sense. Yet it seems to have been lost on some of the Americans responsible for foreign diplomacy ...

January 12th, 2018 |  


Cooper and ‘corporate giveaways’

Cooper and ‘corporate giveaways’

It’s a pretty safe bet that most N.C. voters dislike “corporate giveaways.”If politicians did a better job distinguishing those R...

January 11th, 2018 |  


Rare illegal ballots do matter

Rare illegal ballots do matter

Rare Illegal Ballots Still MatterRALEIGH — President Donald Trump’s claims about voter fraud are preposterous. No credible evidence sugges...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Cobey: ISD will be state priority

Cobey: ISD will be state priority

The Innovative School District represents a new statewide school reform initiative that identifies perennially low-performing schools in North Carolin...

January 8th, 2018 updated: January 9th, 2018. |  


Cooper needs pipeline clarity

Cooper needs pipeline clarity

RALEIGH — I think the administration of Gov. Roy Cooper favors the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 600-mile project connecting na...

January 8th, 2018 updated: January 9th, 2018. |  


2017 was a year of achievement

2017 was a year of achievement

The New Year is traditionally a time to review and reflect on the triumphs and tribulations of the past year. In my view, 2017 was a turning point for...

January 6th, 2018 updated: January 8th, 2018. |  


It’s not about a wedding cake

It’s not about a wedding cake

In early 2012, I was traveling around the state meeting with pastors as part of Vote for Marriage NC. On May 8, 2012, North Carolinians voted to prote...

January 5th, 2018 |  


Deduction helps at low end

Deduction helps at low end

Most reports about the recently passed federal tax plan have included a line about the near doubling of the standard personal income tax deduction. Fe...

January 4th, 2018 |