Sharing time with an angel

I once had a friend who was known to be somewhat of a private person. She kept her feelings mostly to herself. Sometimes I felt I wanted to pry open h...

March 24th, 2017 |  


School reform requires strong leaders

School reform requires strong leaders

My father was Darth Vader.No, that doesn’t make me a Jedi Knight. My father was also Boss Hogg and a range of other bad guys. During his nearly ...

March 24th, 2017 |  


A legacy that will continue

Change is inevitable. We don’t always like it, and we seldom find it easy to adapt to, but many times with change it comes roaring into our live...

March 23rd, 2017 updated: March 23rd, 2017. |  


The US Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court

The United States Congress is now taking up its constitutional duty to consider a nominee for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. The seat has been vaca...

March 22nd, 2017 |  


Welcoming the new day that spring brings

With bright and sunny blue skies and, finally, a return to warmer temperatures after a bitterly cold week comes the mark of a new season. While warm F...

March 19th, 2017 |  


Never like this before

Never like this before

“We’ve never had times like these before.” It seems we hear statements of concern like this from someone in the media almost every d...

March 19th, 2017 |  


Help the sun shine locally this year

Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of government transparency, kicked off last Sunday. This year, opinion journalists might be tempted to turn crit...

March 17th, 2017 |  


Who’ll be the cutest pet? That’s up to you!

They’re absolutely adorable, and picking a winner, or actually several of them, is going to be a difficult assignment. But pick them you must if...

March 17th, 2017 |  


Public notices play key role in open government

Something good happened last month in the South Dakota Legislature. House Bill 1167 was killed.HB 1167 would have allowed municipalities with more tha...

March 17th, 2017 |  


Cooper is in weaker position

Cooper is in weaker position

Newly elected Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper gave his first State of the State address on March 13. The longtime leader of the North Carolina Senate, Phil...

March 17th, 2017 |