Spiritual renewal

August 13 marks a historic anniversary.In 1727 the villagers in Herrnhut, Saxony, experienced a spiritual awakening that was so broad sweeping it lead...

August 11th, 2017 |  


All good things must come to an end

All good things must come to an end

All good things must come to an end.I’ve been told that before, and I’ve repeated it many times to loved ones and friends. When the vacati...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Haven’t we seen this before?

Haven’t we seen this before?

My mother was one of the wisest people I’ve ever known, often able to offer insights or gentle guidance to family members when the need arose. W...

August 5th, 2017 |  


Nominating NC as Bloodsucker State

Nominating NC as Bloodsucker State

States love to adopt colorful names for themselves, such as Missouri’s claim to the Show-Me State and Texas being known as the Lone Star State.T...

August 4th, 2017 |  


How does your garden grow?

How does your garden grow?

Gardening is harder than it looks. It’s not exactly like I had expected the ground to magically turn into a Pez dispenser for food or anything l...

August 4th, 2017 |  


Leadership, unity a problem for GOP

Leadership, unity a problem for GOP

Three weeks ago, I decided to give our readers a break from seeing my ugly mug in Wednesday’s newspaper.I can’t imagine how terrible it mu...

August 2nd, 2017 |  


This time ‘Washington’ got it right

This time ‘Washington’ got it right

Ever been behind the wheel and the driver in front of you does something really ridiculous — such as not moving when the light turns green, or c...

July 29th, 2017 |  


Faithful soldiers of the cross, part 2

Faithful soldiers of the cross, part 2

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part column by Rev. Tim Burton.Last week we began to look at Paul’s second letter to Timothy. P...

July 28th, 2017 |  


A death wish for debate

A death wish for debate

I loved John McCain’s speech on Tuesday.And I am not the biggest fan of John McCain. He is personally responsible for unleashing Sarah Palin and...

July 28th, 2017 |  


Dale Jr. retiring rates a big ‘so what’

Dale Jr. retiring rates a big ‘so what’

I can’t recall my exact reaction when first hearing that Dale Earnhardt Jr. was planning to retire, but I’m pretty sure it involved a grea...

July 21st, 2017 |