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Our legislature has been in session since Jan. 30 and at last count 17 bills had been approved by both houses of the legislature and sent to Gov. Cooper’s desk for approval or veto. Traditionally … more
With the warm weather of springtime comes many ways to enjoy ourselves and actually get out of the house. Today is Earth Day, a day for us to focus on the environment. In 1970 Sen. Gaylord Nelson … more
RALEIGH — I believe that the leadership ability and management practices of school principals have a large effect on how well teachers teach and students learn. But I admit to being biased on the … more
“Lucas wants to marry Ellie,” one mom said. “Colton talks about marrying Sophie. Or Jade. Sometimes Ellie,” said the other mom. They chuckled and then looked at me. “Who does your boy … more
No one can accuse Donald Trump of not being able to grab attention. He lobbed his latest political hand grenade, announcing that he is considering shipping off illegals who have been arriving in … more
Even as the father of two grown children I never like to miss out on an opportunity to teach my children a valuable life lesson. When I was a younger man, whenever my father would punish me for … more
Whether your hands are holding the collated pages of a crisply pressed newspaper or you are slowly scrolling, keep in mind all the effort that went into what you’re reading. I … more
The Buies Creek Astros will always exist in the hearts of the few of us who are dyed-in-the-wool, hardcore baseball junkies. The Astros came to Campbell University and spent two years there in … more
There’s a push to change laws to permit both criminals serving time and ex-criminals the right to vote. Guess which party is pushing the most for these legal changes. If you guessed that it was the … more
Is it me, or have you noticed that our entire world is bombarded by acronyms? Is it that we, as a society, are just too doggone lazy to write a sentence in its entirety? Some folks blame the onset … more
When you have a major university in your backyard, as we do in Harnett County, it is easy to take that institution for granted. At times, it is only the potential for tragedy that reminds us of how … more
Last month, in the wake of the Felicity Huffman/Lori Loughlin/et al. college admissions scandal, I wrote a column about Americans’ outdated obsession with so-called “elite” colleges and … more
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