It is an honor to serve Pitt County’s 9th District in the North Carolina House of Representatives. As we approach my first two months in office, I wanted to reach out directly to constituents and provide updates on what is happening on the ground in Raleigh. It is important for elected repre…

Earth Week is upon us. What have we, as a city, done to mitigate the effects of the ever-growing, closely encroaching climate crisis? For years the Greenville City Council has been requesting statistical data regarding greenhouse gas emissions without funding the hiring of an expert to colle…

One Sunday morning in June 1969 there occurred an event which came to astonish the nation: the Cuyahoga River in Ohio was on fire. That event came to highlight the ongoing pollution of the planet. Another wakeup call was the work of Rachel Carson, whose book “Silent Spring,” documented the d…

I frequently drive up Charles Boulevard and hang a left onto 14th Street. That allows me to follow the progress of the construction of the massive Jolly Roger apartment complex. And I always wonder, “Who is going to move in?”

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What an egregious, blatant, unconscionable grammatical error a purported insurance company representative has blasphemed in its most recent television commercial!

If you are betting on any kind of sensible gun laws to get passed after these last two mass shootings, you are out of luck by the fact that there is a large so-called Republican party that has been out to destroy any good or fair thing that would benefit America.

The Supreme Court has nine justices and they, along with federal judges, are given lifetime tenure. There should be term limits for all elected officials and judges.

It hurts when I laugh, and I am OK with that. If it did not hurt, I would not be here. March 13 I had a cardiac event at the end of a local race. Immediately my wife began performing CPR on me, and a whole host of players jumped in to ensure my survival. When I woke I was in Vidant ready for…

So now Republican minority leader Moscow Mitch McConnell has threatened a “scorched earth” response if the Democrats reformed Senate filibuster rules that require 60 votes to stop a debate and give the minority party veto power over opposed legislation.

The past year has been difficult for many North Carolina residents, particularly those of us operating our own small businesses. With my source of income on the line, adaptation was critical to maintaining a customer base and continue to generate revenue through the pandemic.

Our water resources — our lakes and streams, rivers and oceans — face a host of serious threats, from man-made pollution and contamination of groundwater to severe droughts and equally severe flooding caused by climate change. None of us are immune from these threats, because access to clean…

For community members living with intellectual and developmental disabilities — and their caretakers — navigating the COVID-19 world has presented unique challenges. By staying home, those with I/DD face increased isolation under circumstances they may not understand, and many students with …