Treat your saw the right way and it will sing

Treat your saw the right way and it will sing

Daddy laid his framing square on the 1x4 pine board, marked it with a flat pencil and proceeded to saw down the middle of the line, leaving graphite o...

July 16th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Stopped-bus bill prizes cash over criminal charges

TAR HEEL VIEW: Stopped-bus bill prizes cash over criminal charges

The good news: A bill awaiting Gov. Roy Cooper’s signature found the solution to the most legally dubious aspect of using automated camera syste...

July 15th, 2017 |  


Social Secuirty and Medicare are lasting sources of independence

Social Secuirty and Medicare are lasting sources of independence

In July, communities everywhere celebrate our nation’s independence with fireworks, family and friends. A strong community also creates independ...

July 10th, 2017 |  


Four books to entertain and disturb this summer

Four books to entertain and disturb this summer

If you are willing to be both entertained and disturbed by your summer vacation books, I have four new volumes for your consideration: two books by im...

July 7th, 2017 |  


North Carolinians got fake news

North Carolinians got fake news

What some hyperpartisans now call “fake news” is in many instances neither fake nor news. But when it comes to a recent report on the pote...

July 5th, 2017 |  


A dog, a man and commitment

A dog, a man and commitment

Author’s note: Bill and Elisabeth Walters, Kirk Walters, and the late James Griffin provided information used in this column. In 1952, Burgwine ...

July 5th, 2017 |  


TAR HEEL VIEW: Fishing freedom on the Fourth of July, red tape year-round

TAR HEEL VIEW: Fishing freedom on the Fourth of July, red tape year-round

Want to dust off the tackle box, grab the fishing poles and catch your own family seafood feast?On Tuesday, you’re fine. On Wednesday, you could...

July 4th, 2017 |  


Beloved postman in Wadesboro remembered

Beloved postman in Wadesboro remembered

In 2004, Frank Dennis Dunlap Jr. was ready for a change.He had lived in Charlotte for several years working for the post office, but the increased cit...

July 4th, 2017 |  


Can pro sports spur economic development?

Can pro sports spur economic development?

Anyone visiting my home office immediately knows something obvious about me. The multitude of red baseball hats shows I’m a big Cincinnati Reds ...

July 2nd, 2017 |  


EDITORIAL: Sex offenders can be tracked online, but not banished

EDITORIAL: Sex offenders can be tracked online, but not banished

Let the punishment fit the crime.That should be the takeaway following Monday’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling that struck down a North Carolina...

June 28th, 2017 |