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April 11, 2019

By many of the usual political metrics, State Rep. Cody Henson ought to be an up and comer.

Henson, a young Republican from western North Carolina is an ex-Marine with a winning smile. His biography on the website VoteSmart.org reports that he was an infantry machine gun team leader in the Marine…

Rob Schofield

April 10, 2019

If one needed evidence of the gross ignorance of millennials, and their teachers and college professors, it's their solid support for socialism and socialist presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Socialism has produced tragedy wherever it has been implemented. Last year marked the 40th…

Walter Williams

April 09, 2019

The Founding Fathers did not consider the impact of vulgarity on civil discourse when they created the First Amendment. They did not anticipate the Internet and social media, and how technology can wreak havoc with how we interact with each other. Aspects are positive, people come together and form…


April 09, 2019

You might have forgotten the state legislature has now been in session for more than two months.

After all, no one has been arrested at a protest. Very little legislation has attracted big headlines, and only a couple proposals have prompted heated floor debates and party-line votes. In two months,…

Colin Campbell

April 08, 2019

The Fayetteville Observer 

Elevator rides without Cherie Berry aboard just won’t be the same. We’ll miss all those ups and downs we’ve had with her for the past two decades.

Berry has served five four-year terms as the state’s labor secretary, but she’s best known…

April 08, 2019

Will Gov. Roy Cooper have a wall this summer?

Could it be something like Donald Trump’s wall on the Mexican border that he promised to build? Do you remember how he said he would veto the emergency spending bill unless it included funding for this wall?

If Congress would not provide funding…


April 08, 2019

In North Carolina, political power is divided. Republicans control the state legislature, although without the supermajorities they once enjoyed. Democrats occupy such jobs as governor and attorney general, but Republicans control six of the 10 statewide elected offices that form North…

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April 07, 2019

After taking a semester off from ECU to run an eastern North Carolina Republican field office during 2008 election, I was back at school with a full schedule of classes — and a yearning to stay involved in politics.

Jonathan Brooks, Congressman Walter Jones’ campaign consultant,…

Patrick Sebastian

April 07, 2019

More than 680 rural advocates from 89 North Carolina counties travelled to Raleigh last month to let their voices be heard by our state leaders.

It was the Rural Center’s third-annual Rural Day, March 26, and it was the biggest event in our 32-year history working on behalf of rural North…

Patrick Woodie

April 07, 2019

At a recent brunch here preceding the Carolina Cup steeplechase race, the host gave me a gift of hometown recognition and, though we are friends, extended his right hand as I approached him.

As the gathering looked on, I ignored his hand and gave him a warm hug, which he returned. It was a natural…

Kathleen Parker
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