Should we worry about monopolies?

Should we worry about monopolies?

One of my favorite games as a child was Monopoly. On a Saturday morning, my mother would announce, “Tonight is Monopoly night.” That eveni...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Something wonderful behind the prison walls of Lanesboro

Something wonderful behind the prison walls of Lanesboro

Sometimes a piece of distressing news gets out about the Lanesboro Correctional Institute. After all, they are housing the most difficult and hardened...

October 17th, 2017 |  


On reform, quicken the pace

On reform, quicken the pace

The annual testing data and report cards for North Carolina’s public schools are out. Here are the headlines. Achievement rose in some areas and...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Campuses ought not breed contempt

Campuses ought not breed contempt

RALEIGH — Republicans and conservatives are growing more doubtful about the notion that higher education is a constructive social institution. A...

September 12th, 2017 |  


‘Cold Mountain’ 20 years later

‘Cold Mountain’ 20 years later

“It was not a book that required following from front to back, and Inman simply opened it at random, as he had done night after night in the hos...

August 21st, 2017 |  


Measuring value added is essential

Measuring value added is essential

What difference does it make?No, I’ve not become jaded, defeatist, or desperate. I’m naturally optimistic. While perfection is impossible ...

August 21st, 2017 |  


Which political party is more anti-science?

Which political party is more anti-science?

If Jim Martin could make peace between religion and science, could he do something similar about his Republican Party’s war with science?A few w...

July 31st, 2017 |  


Shrinking government takes courage

Shrinking government takes courage

For decades, the modern conservative movement, and Republicans as an increasingly conservative party, dedicated themselves to the proposition that gov...

July 31st, 2017 |  


Poison on the land

Poison on the land

Do you like strawberries? I do. I not only like them, I love them. Reason being, it brings back memories of childhood and the spring of the year for m...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Thanks, farewell Anson County

Thanks, farewell Anson County

When I moved to Wadesboro to take my position with the Anson Record, I didn’t think I would stay more than a year or two.After graduating from c...

July 20th, 2017 |