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Stoops: Today, NC’s Common Core turns 5

Stoops: Today, NC’s Common Core turns 5

On June 3, 2010, the North Carolina State Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the Common Core State Standards and to become a governing member of one of the… Read more »

Martin: NC’s “Only in America” tale

Martin: NC’s “Only in America” tale

He was the most famous North Carolinian in the country, for a moment back in the late 1950s and 1960s. Today, you rarely hear his name. My children, who grew… Read more »

Richardson: Memories at The Rock

Richardson: Memories at The Rock

I think it was spring of 1964 I found out that a race track was being built up on U.S # 1 Highway  where NC Highway 177 met, at Newton’s Point…. Read more »

Hudson: Meaningful work creeps through gridlock

Hudson: Meaningful work creeps through gridlock

Partisanship and gridlock – aren’t you tired of it? Me too. That’s why it’s a priority of mine to break through the gridlock, build relationships across the aisle, and find bipartisan… Read more »

Pastor Hill: The God of permanent peace

Pastor Hill: The God of permanent peace

THE GOD OF PEACE – OUR PROVIDER: Romans 15:30-33 The phase, “the God of peace,” found in Romans 15, reveals to us what God is, namely the Provider of peace…. Read more »

Goodman: Budget the result of the ‘art of compromise’

Goodman: Budget the result of the ‘art of compromise’

Across the state spring has ceded to summer, and here at the legislature we are embroiled in the process of creating a budget for the next two years. Crafting this… Read more »

Spradlin: Today is not the day to thank a veteran

Spradlin: Today is not the day to thank a veteran

Taking the time to thank a veteran today might not get you the response you might want or expect. Today is Memorial Day.  Not Veterans Day. There is a distinct… Read more »

Pastor Hill: Unfeigned faith

Pastor Hill: Unfeigned faith

Ephesians 2:8-9, For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. We… Read more »

Helm: On Memorial Day, the memories come flooding back

Helm: On Memorial Day, the memories come flooding back

Throughout the year, we reflect back to the brothers and sisters we have lost while they served our nation in uniform. For many of us, especially at this time of… Read more »

Burns: A second, deeper meaning of national debt

Burns: A second, deeper meaning of national debt

What’s our national debt? The financial one that comes to mind is subservient to a second and deeper national debt. I see a soldier wading ashore at Normandy on June… Read more »

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