Earth Day, the climate agreement and march for science

It’s no coincidence that Earth Day, the first anniversary of the signing of the climate agreement and the March for Science are all taking place...

April 21st, 2017 |  


Black River State Park? Please!

A state park promoting the Black River and its centuries-old trees would be a tremendous boon for Sampson and other counties whose banks touch its wat...

April 20th, 2017 updated: April 20th, 2017. |  


Senators mulling HB13 need to listen to educators

Public schools cannot afford to lose programs like art and music, classes which help make for a rounded child and, in many cases, offer arenas for you...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Judicial restraint can be disastrous

Judicial restraint can be disastrous

During a March 27 talk at North Carolina State University, Georgetown University law professor Randy Barnett told the assembled faculty, students, and...

April 18th, 2017 |  


Finding the thinner path

Finding the thinner path

The path to thinner isn’t easy, but it is possible.That’s what Dr. Tim Kosterman told me when I went to his office to inquire about the Ul...

April 16th, 2017 |  


“And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?” - Matthew 26:22On the night that Jesus sa...

April 16th, 2017 |  


‘Fake news’ can’t bury the Good News

‘Fake news’ can’t bury the Good News

Now they call it “fake news.” In the past, it’s been called, “misinformation,” “spin,” “propaganda,...

April 16th, 2017 |  


Impact fee policy needs clarity

Impact fee policy needs clarity

If anything useful can be said to have come out of the House Bill 2 controversy, it would be a broader understanding of how limited the powers of loca...

April 14th, 2017 |  


A case of manifest destiny

When you see children being gassed to death, do you ask, “Where is America?” When you see mothers and children starving in drought-stricke...

April 13th, 2017 |  


Black troops make way for democracy

Black troops make way for democracy

Historically, the civil rights movement in this country has paralleled black Americans’ participation in America’s wars. As far back as th...

April 9th, 2017 updated: April 9th, 2017. |