Latest Columnists

Clyde

Clyde: A rose by any other name

Show me an old house place and there will always be a forgotten rose bush alongside the porch. ...

Clyde

Clyde: Hurry up and wait

Is it just me, or does everything seem to be faster coming out of the pandemic gate? It ...

David Freeze

Gotta Run: A busy week ahead

The week just ahead has plenty of running options and I think its going to be fun. At ...

David Freeze

Gotta Run: Can’t wait to get back to running again

It had been 14 days since I could exercise or do much of anything physical. Everything started with ...

David Freeze

Gotta run, but I can’t! Learning about blood infection

Last week’s column addressed some help from Jeter Chiropractic for a nerve issue in my right leg and ...

Columnists

D.G. Martin: Bad news about favorite eateries and some good news, too

There is good news and bad news about our favorite places to eat in North Carolina. The bad ...

Clyde

Clyde: Where do we fit in?

Ubi caritas est vera Deus ibi est   Where care and love is There is God     ...

Columnists

Alexander Jones: Joe Biden is back after State of the Union

By Alexander H Jones Last week, President Joe Biden displayed some political strengths that have been obscured over ...

Columnists

John Trump: Consumers know what they want, and it’s not Russian vodka

By John Trump A ban on Russian vodka, a move by many U.S. states and countries, is wholly ...

Columnists

DG Martin: Author gleans lessons from blindness

By D.G. Martin Going blind. Is there any way it could be a good thing? Frank Bruni asks ...

Columnists

Sharon Randall: Cousins make families fun

By Sharon Randall Family ties are formed in various ways. Some are connected by blood. Others are created ...

Columnists

John Hood: Ukraine invasion playing role in 2022 elections

By John Hood Over the past couple of weeks, North Carolina politicos have focused intently on the outcome ...

Columnists

Ada Fisher: On cancel culture, coarse speech and parties rewriting history

By Ada Fisher “Cancel Culture,” whatever that means, promotes a political correctness in words and deeds that is ...

Columnists

My Turn, Phil Kirk: Give credit where it’s due

By Phil Kirk While three authors of a column published Feb. 13 (“NC school funding increases do not ...

Columnists

Alexander H. Jones: State’s leaders are failing rural North Carolina

By Alexander H. Jones Between the year 2000 and the end of that decade, North Carolina was the ...

Columnists

DG Martin: Life experience led Dellinger to fight discrimination

By D.G. Martin The tributes that rolled in when North Carolina lawyer Walter Dellinger died Feb. 16 were ...

Columnists

John Hood: The tale of NC’s crooked-necked John

The early history of North Carolina is full of fascinating characters. John Kincaid was one of them. A ...

Columnists

Sharon Randall: What’s your story?

By Sharon Randall What’s your story? The one you’ve been learning all your life, that tells where you’ve ...

Columnists

My Turn, Carol Hallman: Pray for peace in times of war

By Carol Hallman Why is this important to us, the people of Salisbury, to pray for peace? Many ...

Columnists

Ray Nothstine: Voters, not election board, should decide on Cawthorn

By Ray Nothstine Being giddy about the possibility of barring Madison Cawthorn’s attempt to return to Congress is ...

Columnists

Alexander H. Jones: GOP advantage in 50-50 state won’t continue forever

By Alexander H. Jones The last five statewide North Carolina elections have been decided by 2%, 1.5%, 3.7%, ...

Columnists

DG Martin: Finding the best for PBS NC

By D.G. Martin Earlier this month Lindsay Bierman, leader of North Carolina’s public television network since August 2019, ...

Columnists

Mike Walden: Rethinking international trade’s costs

By Mike Walden As the country recovers from the COVID-19 recession, numerous questions are being raised about the ...

Clyde

Clyde: What to do with all that stuff?

Chill airs and wintry winds!  My ear Has grown familiar with your song; I hear it in the ...

Columnists

Sharon Randall: Cards can be unexpected, priceless gift

By Sharon Randall The birthday card made me laugh. A man and a woman of a certain age ...

Columnists

John Hood: Sidelined workers help fuel inflation

By John Hood What’s the hottest political issue right now? According to recent poll results, it’s inflation. Welcome ...

Columnists

My Turn, Evelyn Uddin-khan: Is race an illusion or a reality?

By Evelyn Uddin-khan One wonders: would the world have been a better place without racial differences? Would we ...

Columnists

Alexander Jones: Affirmative action strengthens higher education

By Alexander H. Jones The guts of the college admissions process are distasteful. Whatever else may be said ...

|Older >