Airline English takes flights of fancy

That we live in an age of flight is well established. It is difficult to conduct business or take a vacation without considering traveling by air. ...

September 28th, 2015 updated: September 28th, 2015. |  


A really big blow

Since hurricane season is upon us, it got me started thinking about Hurricane Hazel.This huge storm started forming on Oct. 5, 1954. After killing nea...

September 9th, 2015 |  


No silver spoon in my mouth

No silver spoon in my mouth

Since I’m now retired, I don’t have to worry about setting an alarm clock to wake me up every morning to get ready to go to work. When you...

August 26th, 2015 |  


McCrory’s budget screw up?

McCrory’s budget screw up?

You may question my motivation in using the terminology: Gov. Pat McCrory’s budget screw up?After all, I am known to be a conservative Republica...

August 21st, 2015 |  


Fight the good fight for faith

Fight the good fight for faith

When I was a young girl I used to enjoy watching televised boxing matches with my Daddy. I can remember how back in the 1970s … American former ...

August 21st, 2015 |  


Learn to be safe at college

Learn to be safe at college

This fall thousands of students will leave their families and friends to attend college. For many, it will be their first time away from home and also...

August 15th, 2015 |  


A relationship with God is smart

A relationship with God is smart

When I was a high school student I failed a few subjects including supposedly simple courses like Beginner’s Typing and Driver’s Education...

August 14th, 2015 |  


The favorite fruit of summer

The favorite fruit of summer

Whenever I was growing up, watermelons were a favorite summer time fruit in our household. On a hot day, the taste of a cool slice of watermelon (with...

August 12th, 2015 |  


What is your special hymn?

What is your special hymn?

A recent faith column regarding church music sparked an unusual number of comments from people I’ve seen around town.Most recently at Village Cl...

August 7th, 2015 |  


City has enoughzombie buildings

City has enoughzombie buildings

Laurinburg and Scotland County are plagued with, to use a popular term, “Zombie Buildings”, meaning the structures are void of life yet re...

August 6th, 2015 |