Cherish your religious rights

Cherish your religious rights

Those of retirement age may remember when a contestant on the CBS Network Show, “The $64,000 Question” was asked to spell Antidisestablish...

December 24th, 2015 |  


Peace and goodwill in the season of angels

Peace and goodwill in the season of angels

The year was 1986. My son, age 16, played tennis on the Hickory High School team and we were traveling to Statesville for a match. I allowed him to dr...

December 22nd, 2015 |  


Keep — and serve — Christ in Christmas

Keep — and serve — Christ in Christmas

Christmas is under attack again.This year’s attack started when a national coffee chain started selling cups of joe in plain red cups. The compa...

December 11th, 2015 |  


Laurinburg parade — a true community event

To the editor: Past chamber chairs told me that one of the greatest events as chair is riding in the Annual Christmas Parade. It was my turn this p...

December 9th, 2015 updated: December 16th, 2015. |  


Resisting the holiday temptations

Resisting the holiday temptations

The holidays are here.Just when you’re finally getting your weight under control, boom. Food is everywhere. From the office to meetings, from ho...

December 9th, 2015 |  


City Hall idea needs more study

To the editor:I am hearing much discussion on WEWO and WLNC, and reading in your newspaper about the possibility of replacing our current municipal bu...

December 9th, 2015 |  


The law of the checkout

It happens to me almost every time. I’ll bet that it happens to you, too.What am I talking about?It is the time we spend in the checkout line. I...

December 4th, 2015 |  


World peace Southern style

World peace Southern style

Refugees are pouring out of Syria and many are targeted for political asylum in the U.S.Their situation is very sad, yet extremely troubling. Part of ...

November 30th, 2015 |  


Harley’s to host holiday open house

Harley’s to host holiday open house

LAURINBURG — Harley Norris of Harley’s Tuxedo and Gifts will hold an open house on Thursday to help kick-off the Christmas shopping season...

November 18th, 2015 |  


The debt we owe

The year was 1918. The location was the Palace of Versailles just outside of Versailles, France.It was the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month...

November 11th, 2015 |