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This Land Was Made For You And Me

Ah… Independence Day; a day designed to emancipate ourselves from those things taxing both our bodies and minds. On Wednesday, the Fourth of July, I was reprieved a day from my dutiful efforts … more

There Is A Better Way To Raise Money For Roads

I attended both city council meetings this month regarding the proposed budget and as a life-long citizen of this community, I am concerned. I am concerned about the lack of forward thinking. I am … more

It’s A Big Ol’ World

My son and I returned last week from a trip to Italy (pronounced It Lee), Austria and Germany. A friend of mine, Casey Matthews, happens to be a major in the U.S. Air Force and he extended an … more

The Humor Of Politics

Throughout my lifetime I have lived through several presidential and mid-term election seasons and certainly lost my share of elections. While I am aware of the dangers some politicians would pose to … more

Post Fourth Quiz

Ready or not kiddies, it’s time for the post-Fourth of July quiz. Bet you didn’t know one existed, did you? To be honest, neither did I, that’s why I created it. It’s a fairly short one … more

A Victory For Speech, Faith And Life

On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its much-anticipated decision in the case of National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. At issue in the Becerra case was California’s … more

Thoughts Of Independence

Because of the luck of the calendar, the Fourth of July comes on Wednesday this year, one day after my regular appearance in this space. Because the paper is not delivered on federal holidays, this … more

Trade And Immigration Wars Threaten N.C. Farmers

Driving through North Carolina’s countryside this time of year is both good for the soul and a reminder of the importance agriculture plays in our state. The N.C. State College of Agriculture and … more

Economy

RALEIGH — Even though Gov. Roy Cooper is a Democrat and the North Carolina Supreme Court has a majority of justices with Democratic backgrounds, state Democrats will be trying to make 2018 a … more

Take Another Page Outta’ Somebody Else’s Book

This past week has been … dynamic. Journalists across the country felt that same sick feeling I felt on Thursday, upon learning of yet another mass shooting, this time in a newsroom. And … more

A Few Thank-You’s On The Way Out

As you might have seen on today’s front page, this is my last day as editor and publisher of The Daily Record. My family continues to own the paper, which my father and mother launched in 1950. … more

Retirement Homes In Iceland

I have to say, between this brutal heat wave and the media fascination with the southern border detention center in Texas, this has been an excellent week to plan my retirement escape from excessive … more
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