Have the courage to run

Have the courage to run

Have you ever thought about running for public office?Why not? What are you afraid of?Well, don’t feel bad, fear of running for public office is...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Taxation without representation?

Taxation without representation?

When we agree to participate in the leadership of any organization, private or public, or have been elected to a governmental office. Whether the orga...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Laurinburg’s needs versus wants

Laurinburg’s needs versus wants

At the July 18 Laurinburg City Council meeting, we witnessed the clash of two factions, those that need and those that want.Those that expressed needs...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Unmaskthe falsecourage

Unmaskthe falsecourage

This past February when the right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at the University of California, Berkeley, hundreds of proteste...

June 28th, 2017 |  


WWII base lives on as GOP building

WWII base lives on as GOP building

Most local residents are aware of Scotland County’s contribution to WWII and how a quiet little Southern community helped provide glider pilots ...

June 8th, 2017 |  


How others see Laurinburg

How others see Laurinburg

If you have ever relocated within a state or moved to an entirely different state, as our family has on six occasions then you are aware of the tradit...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Will the real Democrats stand up?

Will the real Democrats stand up?

Recently Democrats have been quoted as saying they are just waiting for the next election?Pray tell which Democrat Party might that be as currently, t...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


What goes around, comes around

What goes around, comes around

This constant bombardment of accusations that Russia and Mr. Trump had worked together to “rig” the presidential election, the same song o...

March 31st, 2017 |  


Same politicians mean same results

Same politicians mean same results

Scotland County is an area of statistical extremes. Most folks know Scotland is the smallest county in North Carolina, but we are not the smallest cou...

March 10th, 2017 updated: March 12th, 2017. |  


Getting away from crepe murder

Getting away from crepe murder

You see it every year in the spring, crepe murder.What is it, why do people do it and how can you repair the damage?Crepe myrtles bloom on new wood. N...

March 9th, 2017 |