State spending doesn’t boost growth

State spending doesn’t boost growth

There are just as many fads in politics as there is in other fields of human endeavor, from entertainment to home remedies. Speaking of which, a curre...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Beaming with Aggie pride

Beaming with Aggie pride

Aggie Pride! In just six days, on Saturday, April 29, the Sampson County Chapter of the North Carolina A&T Alumni Association will host its sixth ...

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


Plan trims inches, strengthens resolve

Plan trims inches, strengthens resolve

The proof is in the tape measurer. And, drum roll please … the first results show 4 5/8 inches trimmed from my midsection in less than an hour.I...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


You might as well laugh about it

You might as well laugh about it

A few weeks ago, I went over to Southwood Nursing Center to visit some friends. First, I went by to see Freddie Bogue. Freddie was there recovering fr...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


Don’t fear a robot invasion

Don’t fear a robot invasion

A common theme unifying recent debates about tax reform in North Carolina and in Washington is the idea that the punitive tax treatment of business in...

April 21st, 2017 updated: April 21st, 2017. |  


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 |