Be careful with the name

Be careful with the name

“What’s in your wallet?” You probably quickly recognized that question from the credit card commercial on TV. There’s Samuel L...

June 19th, 2016 updated: June 19th, 2016. |  


Your tax dollars at work

Your tax dollars at work

I never liked going to court. But sometimes it was necessary while I was working with the N.C. Dept. of Revenue. I never really liked being the mean t...

June 12th, 2016 |  


Don’t sit under the apple tree

Sometimes it seems memories of the past are so real, we need only to reach out and touch the hands of those we held so tightly, many sunsets ago. Most...

June 10th, 2016 |  


The lion’s men

Smiling from ear to ear, with their toothy grins from a faded picture hidden in back of my photo album, is an old snapshot taken in the hot summer, so...

June 8th, 2016 |  


Maybe it is about you

Maybe it is about you

Well, it’s graduation time. Once again, I didn’t get an invitation to speak anywhere. Stephen Spielberg spoke at Harvard. Condoleezza Rice...

June 5th, 2016 updated: June 5th, 2016. |  


The most important assets

The most important assets

“What are your assets?’You go to the bank to get a loan. You fill out the loan application. The first thing the bank loan officer will loo...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


It’s time to take a stand

It’s time to take a stand

The journey through addiction too often begins with a short path through a doctor’s office. More and more people are becoming addicted to opioid...

May 19th, 2016 updated: May 19th, 2016. |  


The importance of a governor

The importance of a governor

Back when I was riding the school bus at Clement growing up, we always wanted the driver to go faster. The bus drivers back then were responsible high...

May 15th, 2016 |  


The legacy of a grandmother

The legacy of a grandmother

This mother was going through a difficult time. At 52 years old, her husband had just died. As a mother of ten children, one who died as an infant, sh...

May 8th, 2016 |  


Life is like a house of cards

Life is like a house of cards

Hey guys. Did you miss me? I told you all that Mrs. Matthews was going to allow me to write more columns if I could come up with a topic.In all honest...

May 6th, 2016 |