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There have been several times in recent months, including one in the last several days, where I have run into internet fundraising sites in relation to news stories. Multiple times in the last … more
RALEIGH — North Carolinians are more upbeat about their state than they are about the nation as a whole, according to election-season polls. To my mind, that shows good judgment on the part of the … more
Many are saying that the Nov. 6 elections are all about Trump, a referendum either affirming or refuting his leadership. Our president casts a big shadow, especially in Congressional races, but … more
I’ve seen many back-to-school sessions as a teacher, a school board member, and as state superintendent of North Carolina’s public schools. This year, I saw my first as parent of a child in our … more
According to the Pew Research Center, 66 percent of those supporting Democratic candidates and 18 percent of those supporting Republican candidates say, “If a person is rich, it is because he or … more
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever suspect to see my home county of Harnett County making national news for a case involving the First Amendment rights of a high school student who attended a … more
Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of … more
When it comes to Southerners, most love transitioning from scorching, summer temperatures to autumn. I’m not one of those people. When I see signs inscribed, “Happy Fall, Y’all,” I want … more
You would think in this day and age of technology and such, we could all be less bothered with junk email. Before you say anything, I know you can unsubscribe to the various lists, but that’s … more
There is no one who likes fair food more than I do. I have literally made trips to west Raleigh in mid October just for fried dough and roasted turkey legs. Recently, however, it seems we have become … more
I am trying to put myself in the shoes of Democrat voters, not those in hysterics, screaming obscenities and pounding on the doors of the U.S. Supreme Court, or those mindlessly chanting like … more
It’s here. “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” debuted in theaters nationwide Friday. I do believe this groundbreaking film by indie producers Phelim McAleer and Ann … more
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