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Bullying of political opponents, particularly conservatives who dare to support President Trump, now includes using the broad brush of ‘guilt by association.’ Sadly, this is happening at all levels of the political spectrum and deserves a quick resounding rebuke from the public.

“Dysfunctional” is the operable description for the activities in Washington D.C. as Democrats in Congress draw up plans to punish their Republican counterparts for support of President Trump over the past four years. Compounding this perception of political guilt to be applied to Republican…

Public school students at every level nationwide have been and are going to be short changed in their education experience due to the restrictions on in-class participation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Action must be initiated immediately to remediate this damage and to improve remo…

North Carolina’s dismal implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination program is further proof of Governor Cooper’s poor leadership as the state reels from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The recent disclosure of the state’s poor response in providing vaccinations statewide should spur th…

The closure of a local food pantry due to a reduction in use and a decline in volunteers is an unusual announcement in this time of growing needs, due to so many individuals and families in need of assistance due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week’s announced closure of the D…

North Carolina insurance companies are unrelenting in their efforts to raise homeowners’ and dwelling insurance policies despite North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey’s apparent concern that the rates are not justified.

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

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As the saying goes there are Lies, Damnable Lies and Statistics and it is the latter of these three arguments that have put some fiscally conservative counties, particularly rural communities, in a position that will restrain state financial support in the coming year.

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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s December 7 announcement, bragging about the expansion of a firearms facility in Rockingham County stands in stark contrast to his 2019 anti-gun executive directive and continues to show his total lack of concern for the tens of thousands of small business…

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North Carolina homeowners are once again facing the possibility of insurance increases, and as has been the case for the past two decades, this proposed rate increase impacting all property owners statewide lacked adequate explanation or time to respond.

It is time to bring a halt to the false argument, that November’s close and contested voting is an indication of a divided country which is a crisis needing to be fixed. Of course the country is divided - why else do we hold elections? And no, this is not a crisis but rather a confirmation t…

State legislators are correctly targeting education as a major issue for the agenda in the General Assembly’s up-coming long session which begins in January. Although the state’s economy is a major concern, the education issue demands immediate attention, not only from legislators but from l…

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” is a proverbial phrase that promotes a positive outlook, a can-do spirit when at first the situation looks bleak and foreboding. That attitude is still present as we enter the Christmas season with several local events happening this weekend in spi…

Carteret County’s Beach Commission was the subject of two major stories this week that give added emphasis to the benefits the county, the region and the state receive from this special commission and its executive director, Shore Protection Officer Greg ‘Rudi’ Rudolph.

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The 2020 election will be recorded as the most contested election in history. From the top of the ticket with the presidential race, to the bottom of the ballot, usually where voters select their water and soil district representatives, election results are being challenged. And all of this,…

North Carolina voters turned out in record numbers this year as did voters across the nation, but a close look at the numbers indicates a significant gap between those interested only in the major races and those who saw the importance of all the issues on the ballot.

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Voting results for three local referendums this past week are proof that voters are not as compliant and unaware as politicians and elected officials often think. It also demonstrates that voters expect and demand answers and explanation if they are going to invest their dollars in public projects.

Wednesday’s last minute decision by the US Supreme Court to accept a lower court decision extending the deadline for acceptance by the State Board of Elections (SBE) should worry North Carolina voters. It is proof of how the courts are being used to promote legislative purposes contrary to t…

Voters have the opportunity to impact the state’s legislative future this week and oddly it has nothing to do with either the legislative or executive branches- it’s with the judicial branch. Specifically, it involves the North Carolina Supreme Court races pitting three conservatives or Repu…

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