Laurinburg Exchange- RSS OPINION Feed http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/OPINION http://laurinburgexchange.com/section/OPINION Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:52:21 EST 1800 NC race draws national attention http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion/150347176/NC-race-draws-national-attention As the 2014 election cycle draws to a close, few states have drawn so much national attention as North Carolina, thanks to the tight Hagan-Tillis race, the dramatic turn in state government from blue to red, and our status as a presidential swing... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:43:07 EST LETTER: Jones unfairly targeted for county’s crime problems http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150344123/LETTER:-Jones-unfairly-targeted-for-countys-crime-problems To the Editor: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:43:07 EST Schools must adapt to job market http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150347194/Schools-must-adapt-to-job-market It has often been asserted, and proven to be true that, in many ways, schools today must prepare their students for jobs that have yet to be created. You may have wondered, “What exactly does that mean and how do we do that?” Basically, it... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:43:05 EST The ghost of hunting dog Ol’ Shag http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150326810/The-ghost-of-hunting-dog-Ol-Shag A lot of you may remember the story I've told about my favorite pet and hunting companion, Ol 'Shag, and how he was tragically killed while stopping for a train. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:25:11 EST Join the Chamber president for lunch http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150327217/Join-the-Chamber-president-for-lunch Have you tried El Mexicano Restaurant yet? How about The Firehouse Restaurant? Or Harry's Grill? How long has it been since you have been out to Wooly McDuff's? Have you had the blueberry crepes from 215 on Main? Did you know that Champs... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:29:06 EST LETTER: No charges filed does not equate to no wrong-doing http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/letters-opinion/150326519/LETTER:-No-charges-filed-does-not-equate-to-no-wrong-doing To the editor: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:25:04 EST Remembering the words of a public intellectual http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150309723/Remembering-the-words-of-a-public-intellectual Who are North Carolina's public intellectuals?Over the years we have been blessed with influential and thoughtful people whose wise commentaries about the state's concerns often moved public opinion. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:12:10 EST Red tape holds back American businesses http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150309822/Red-tape-holds-back-American-businesses There is no doubt that American made products are the best products in the world and that American workers are second to none when it comes to hard work and entrepreneurial spirit. When you purchase products Made in USA, you are guaranteed the utmost... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:12:06 EST Advertising works for candidates http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150297833/Advertising-works-for-candidates I know my editors will appreciate it, but I promise I'm not pandering when I say this: advertising gets results. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:53:05 EST Program to create online charter schools http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150279230/Program-to-create-online-charter-schools Thousands of North Carolina schoolchildren may be taking their classes through home computers next year, after state lawmakers created a pilot program that will add two online-based schools to the state's growing portfolio of charter... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:51:12 EST NC shows great progress over decades http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150278559/NC-shows-great-progress-over-decades In 1925, advertising executive and future Congressman Bruce Barton wrote the book that made his national reputation, The Man Nobody Knows. In it, he imagined what Jesus Christ would be like if he resided in the modern world. Barton drew lessons from... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:51:08 EST Is Scotland Health ready for future of healthcare? http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150265209/Is-Scotland-Health-ready-for-future-of-healthcare What will the hospital system of the future look like and is Scotland Health Care System ready for it? The health care reform that we constantly hear about is actually health care payment reform. So whether you are hearing about the federal... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:35:12 EST Gigging for the elusive blue-fin sucker http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150247791/Gigging-for-the-elusive-blue-fin-sucker Now to set ya'll straight this here story is not about certain people who seem to fall for anything, no-sir-re. This story is my recollection of one of my experiences while gigging blue-fin suckers in local creeks. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:18 EST Nov. 8 a night for oyster lovers http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150248029/Nov.-8-a-night-for-oyster-lovers Oysters, oysters, oysters: Calling all oyster lovers, and shrimp and chicken wing lovers too! It is time for our annual Chamber on the Half Shell Oyster Roast. This is a fun event for spending time with the great folks of Scotland County, playing some... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:18:16 EST CDC drops the ball on Ebola http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150229625/CDC-drops-the-ball-on-Ebola In the last few weeks, the tragic Ebola epidemic in West Africa has hit home as we've witnessed the first death and transmissions in America. Additionally, news that the second health care worker to contract the disease was able to board a... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:09 EST 60s radical returns to NC http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150229747/60s-radical-returns-to-NC Howard Fuller was back in North Carolina last week promoting his new book, “No Struggle, No Progress: A Warrior's Life from Black Power to Education Reform.” Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:04 EST Life’s rewards well worth the hike http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150210120/Lifes-rewards-well-worth-the-hike A number of years ago, I attended a retreat in the mountains of North Carolina. Autumn had arrived, and I looked forward to a change of scenery. I don't remember much about the speeches or sessions, but the highlight of the trip was a hike up a... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:55:16 EST LETTER: It’s time for a moratorium on city’s solar industry http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion/150208065/LETTER:-Its-time-for-a-moratorium-on-citys-solar-industry To the editor: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:33:12 EST LETTER: Candidates disappoint in Common Core question http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/letters-opinion/150206495/Candidates-disappoint-in-Common-Core-question To the editor:I attended the candidate forum held at Scotland High School the evening of Oct 16. I attended because I want to make an informed vote when I step into the ballot box on Election Day. I was... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:24:04 EST The high cost of getting elected http://laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150190632/The-high-cost-of-getting-elected One of the most disturbing aspects of the heated battle between Sen. Kay Hagan and state House Speaker Thom Tillis for the U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina has nothing to do with the positions or statements of either candidate or the sniping by... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:40:03 EST