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 |  


Gambling: Fun or problem?

Gambling: Fun or problem?

What is gambling? The NC Problem Gambling Program Website states that, “Gambling — or ‘betting’ or ‘gaming’ —...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Rules limp off into the sunset

Rules limp off into the sunset

RALEIGH — North Carolina is a national leader in conservative reform of state governance — a fact that, as you might expect, pleases conse...

September 4th, 2017 |  


New year brings infinite possibilities

New year brings infinite possibilities

The beginning of a new school year, like the dawning of a new day, reminds us that the future holds infinite possibilities. I am never more keenly awa...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Laurinburg police thanked

To the editor:On the morning of Aug. 10 at 4:15 a.m., Laurinburg Patrolman Christopher Jackson responded to an alarm at Southeast Farm Equipment Compa...

August 31st, 2017 |  


Letter: Consolidate Scotland County’s law enforcement

To the editor:For heavens sake. J.D. Willis was on the board of commissioners for 22 years and most of that time as chairman. He knows full well how t...

August 28th, 2017 |  


Scotland preps for festival season

Scotland preps for festival season

The Carolinas have more than a few places of singular beauty. But they have only one soul.Scotland County - The soul of the Carolinas is a place where...

August 24th, 2017 updated: August 24th, 2017. |  


Republicans should break with Trump

For the past year-plus, Donald Trump has been the kid who keeps getting “one more chance” from his spineless parents, then breaks their ru...

August 23rd, 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 |  


Plastic bag ban should go

Plastic bag ban should go

RALEIGH — My family and I just spent a week at the beach — and found our big stack of reusable grocery and retail bags to be rather handy....

August 21st, 2017 |