Willie and the devil

Willie and the devil

In this week’s column I want to continue with the stories and folklore that are a big part of Richmond and lower Richmond County, now known as S...

August 4th, 2015 |  


Four-way stopis not right way

To the editor:I’d like to comment on the decision for a four-way stop on U.S. 501.Placing a four-way stop “in an attempt to prevent accide...

July 29th, 2015 |  


Learning first-hand about bones

Learning first-hand about bones

Students will be returning soon. As I tune in to the energy and enthusiasm of a new school year, I can’t help but think of bones.Bones? What do ...

July 27th, 2015 updated: July 27th, 2015. |  


Voting is easy, even with an I.D.

Voting is easy, even with an I.D.

It’s off to Kenya for President Obama and the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit being held July 25-26 in Nairobi, Kenya.The summit was first h...

July 24th, 2015 |  


NC families need comeback, too

NC families need comeback, too

The annual Kids Count survey by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that tracks child welfare in states was released this week and couldn’t have come ...

July 23rd, 2015 |  


NC primary could be pivotal

NC primary could be pivotal

After months of debate, North Carolina seems finally to have set a date for its 2016 presidential primaries. It won’t be in February, right afte...

July 23rd, 2015 |  


More stories from our past

More stories from our past

Last week I told of how two of the first white settlements in Anson County (Mt. Pleasant and Grassy Island) got their start in the middle 1700s. But h...

July 22nd, 2015 |  


Iran deal a bad one for US

Iran deal a bad one for US

Not since 1200 years before the birth of Christ when King Priam of Troy accepted the gift of a large wooden horse has a leader made as tragic a mistak...

July 21st, 2015 |  


Food and fellowship at the Haymont Grill

Food and fellowship at the Haymont Grill

What is more important than politics and books?These two are often the topics of my weekly column, but many things are more important — includin...

July 21st, 2015 |  


LETTER: Programs allowyouth to combat hunger

LETTER: Programs allowyouth to combat hunger

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July 17th, 2015 |