Immunize your child

Immunize your child

It occurred to me that there may be some confusion among parents about childhood immunizations and their timely administration after the most recent R...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


Laurinburg is no spot to retire

To the editor:On Sept. 16, this newspaper carried an article covering the approval of Laurinburg as a retirement area.Hmm.Let me try to understand thi...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


Defund Planned Parenthood now

Defund Planned Parenthood now

As many of you may know, my wife Renee and I are expecting our first child any day now. Because of the incredible advances in technology, we have watc...

September 22nd, 2015 |  


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September 17th, 2015 updated: September 17th, 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 |  


You see something, say something

You see something, say something

Churches, temples, religious schools and other religious institutions are vital to our community, yet they also face special security risks.By their v...

September 7th, 2015 |  


Student ready to soar

To the editor:I am a fifth grader at I. Ellis Johnson Elementary School. For years, I thought I wanted to get my fifth-grade year over with so that I ...

September 3rd, 2015 |  


Excellence in our back yard

Excellence in our back yard

It’s that time of year again as our students pack their book bags to head back to school. For some of you, it was the bittersweet feeling of dro...

September 1st, 2015 |  


For big growth, think small

For big growth, think small

RALEIGH — Remember the old joke about a drunken man crawling around under a lamppost? It starts off with a police officer approaching the drunk ...

September 1st, 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 |