Local Abuses Don’t Boost Economy

Local Abuses Don’t Boost Economy

RALEIGH — Thomas Jefferson had lots to say about lots of things. As the North Carolina General Assembly begins its 2017 session and new Gov. Roy...

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


Digging deeper into state tax changes

Digging deeper into state tax changes

I have a confession: even though I work in the news industry, I don’t always keep up with news that happens far from me.I keep up with happening...

January 19th, 2017 |  


The News & Record wrote a column about a woman who worked for decades as its queen of societal and cultural events. Martha Long’s long caree...

December 23rd, 2016 |  


Dealing with the emotional fallout

Dealing with the emotional fallout

As I write this, it is Tuesday afternoon. Election Day is winding down. The polls are dead — either because people did early voting or are waiti...

November 10th, 2016 |  


Charlotte is the leader in diversity?

Charlotte is the leader in diversity?

Charlotte became a hotbed of political fighting this year with the passing of HB 2, the bathroom law that has caused many groups to label North Caroli...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Resource fair about lending a helping hand

Resource fair about lending a helping hand

Helping someone help themselves was one of the primary goals of the recent “Community Supervision Resource Fair” held at the Surry County ...

February 7th, 2016 |  


Netflix offers intriguing Cobain feature

Netflix offers intriguing Cobain feature

Over the weekend, I was perusing Netflix’s new releases when I came across an interesting documentary into the death of Kurt Cobain.“Soake...

February 3rd, 2016 |  


Charlotte’s red-headed stepchild

Charlotte’s red-headed stepchild

The Carolina Panthers are going to the Super Bowl.Football fans from all over the country are suddenly jumping on the Panther bandwagon. YouTube video...

January 28th, 2016 |  


Study tells what affects migrant decisions

RALEIGH — The U.S. Census Bureau just confirmed what everyone already suspected: North Carolina now has more than 10 million residents. We’...

December 26th, 2015 |  


How do we keep our kids (of all ages) safe from danger?

How do we keep our kids (of all ages) safe from danger?

On Saturday I drove 266 miles up to Richmond, Virginia, to visit my daughter on Parents Weekend at VCU.Yes, I’d been to the campus twice before,...

October 29th, 2015 |