Supporting children who worry

Supporting children who worry

Anxiety is a normal part of everyone’s life as it is a natural body response to danger or fear. For example, if a child sees a rattlesnake on th...

July 4th, 2017 |  


Feelings of anxiety are normal

Feelings of anxiety are normal

Anxiety is a very normal, human emotion that can make you feel as if you are losing control. Anxiety can be described as a feeling of worry, nervousne...

March 10th, 2017 |  


Their view: Washington has always been notoriously leaky

Their view: Washington has always been notoriously leaky

His national security adviser had to resign after falsely denying secret talks with Russia. His White House aides splintered into warring factions. Hi...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Bring your Bible to church

When I run into a “Bible Thumper,” I usually put up my defenses and try hard to bridle my tongue.You know, the “evangelistic” ...

February 6th, 2017 |  


No-vacation mindset strains economy

If your idea of a vacation is watching a live-stream of the sun setting along the beach from an iPhone app, stand in line. Or, actually, sit behind...

July 20th, 2016 updated: July 21st, 2016. |  


Scotland Democratic Women: Gun controls needed

To the editor:In his recent editorial titled “Gun Grabbers Act without Logic,” Thomas Lucente claims any common sense gun control measure ...

July 12th, 2016 |  


SHS Valedictorian: Graduates do not be discouraged

SHS Valedictorian: Graduates do not be discouraged

Fellow graduates, this is the moment we have been waiting for and here we are! What we really did not know four years ago, is how fast time would f...

June 15th, 2016 updated: June 28th, 2016. |  


Laurinburg Council crosses the line

Laurinburg Council crosses the line

With City Council’s recent decision to take the next step forward with their plans to demolish the current City Hall and build a multimillion ne...

May 24th, 2016 |  


Let’s talk about mental health

Let’s talk about mental health

Emotions are part of life.All humans experience sadness, nervousness, happiness, excitement, and a variety of other feelings. If you are fortunate, yo...

May 19th, 2016 |  


School consolidation bad idea

School consolidation bad idea

I have been reading with interest the school board’s consolidation plan. Here is a quick summary. Last year, the school board closed Washington ...

May 3rd, 2016 |