Rob Schofield | Judges not legislators: NC Supreme Court’s legitimacy depends on continued respect for precedent
Perhaps the change was an inevitable byproduct of our charged and controversial era.
Consideration for Mr. No shoulders
Some readers may (understandably) tire of my “leave the leaves” mantra. On the other hand, most people enjoy, for example, songbirds and butterflies and are willing to make some changes to support their survival. Not every wild creature is so charismatic and attractive. Let’s take rattlesnakes for example.
John Hood | Gas tax hike is a non-starter
RALEIGH – As North Carolina continues to grow, so will the need for our governments to ensure the adequate provision of an essential service: mobility. As they tackle the problem, policymakers need to keep two facts in mind.
Tom Campbell | Gracious winners
Just when you thought that politics – and those who participate in it – couldn’t get any lower, along comes Kevin McCarthy, the man who wants to be the next Speaker of the House in Washington. Before all the midterm votes were counted and certified, McCarthy appeared on Fox News and boasted, “We fired Nancy Pelosi.”
Marketing for success
Mr. Asciutto’s marketing class was proud to have Ms. Ratliff, Ms. Pratt, Ms. Delano and the rest of the AHS nutrition staff to present shirts they designed and created this week. Students teamed up with nutrition staff to come up with branding, including a new slogan, for the cafeteria.
United Methodists meet to approve disaffiliations
FAYETTEVILLE – Representatives of local United Methodist churches in eastern North Carolina gathered at Methodist University on Saturday, November 19, for a specially called annual conference to receive requests and ratify dissolution for 249 churches. Bishop Leonard E. Fairley, the episcopal leader, presided over the conference.
Above Wagner | The contest for ‘Most Ironic Statement Ever’ is officially over
“We need workers now more than ever, we have a population that is not reproducing on its own at the same level as it used to be. The only way we are going to have a great future in America is if we welcome and embrace immigrants, the DREAMers and – everyone. Because our ultimate goal is to help the DREAMers, but to find a path to citizenship for all 11 million, or however many undocumented immigrants.
New partnership creates pathway to Wingate for RCC graduates
Associate-degree graduates from Richmond Community College can earn a bachelor’s degree at Wingate University for $2,500 a year or less, thanks to a new partnership between the two institutions. The Gateway Scholarship was announced today by President of Wingate University, Dr. Rhett Brown and Richmond Community College President Dr. Dale McInnis.
Tom Campbell | The silent majority that shouted
The post-mortem investigations after the election are still trying to sort it out. The midterm elections were supposed to be a Republican downfall. The Republicans were the ones who got carried away and the finger pointing about who to blame increased. The former president accepts no responsibility, even though many in his own party lay much of the blame at his feet. And this time when he announced that he was running for president, there weren’t as many who bowed in obedience as before. A radio interviewer asked my opinion on why Republicans had such a bad election.
Remembering respected community leader Harvey Hamilton Leavitt III
WADESBORO — Harvey Hamilton Leavitt III, 63, a third-generation undertaker of Leavitt Funeral Home and active Wadesboro community member, died Monday, Oct. 31.
Thomas Mills | Younger voters and younger writers
Over the weekend, a spat erupted on Twitter between veteran political operatives and two opinion writers at the state’s McClatchy papers. Ford Porter, communications director for Governor Cooper, and Dallas Woodhouse, former executive director of the North Carolina GOP, both questioned the experience of Sara Pequeño and Paige Masten, two twenty-somethings who write for the opinion pages of the News and Observerand Charlotte Observer, to write serious political analysis. I understand what Porter and Woodhouse are saying, but I think their criticism is misguided and a little short-sighted. They would probably do better to listen to what these writers have to say than just criticize their views.
Anson County Democrats Vote for District Chairmen, Delegates
WADESBORO — Anson County Democrats turned out in force Saturday morning to vote for the chairman, vice chairman and delegates who will attend a county convention on Dec. 3 to choose the next sheriff.