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Letters to the Editor

12 Rules of Christmas

on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Over the years, The Rutherford Institute has been contacted by parents and teachers alike concerned about schools changing their Christmas concerts to “winter holiday programs” and renaming Christmas “winter festival” or cancelling holiday celebrations

Poor insurance endangers America’s physical and financial health

on Tuesday, 06 December 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Kenneth E. Thorpe Americans earned a 5 percent pay increase last year, according to a new Census Bureau report. That’s the best wage gain since the Great Recession. Unfortunately, most people weren’t able to spend that extra cash on something fun, lik

Welcome to Washington, Mr. President -Elect

on Tuesday, 29 November 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Lee H. Hamilton As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump’s challenges are really just beginning. Governing after a toxic election in which the results awarded him an ambiguous national mandate – his

Letter to future R.N. Beck students

on Tuesday, 22 November 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Dear Future Students of RN Beck Early Childhood Center: If you are reading this years from now, Welcome. I wish you could be here at the ceremony today. You live in our future, and we live in your past. Let me tell you about this occasion. It is Thursday

A time to heal and get real

on Tuesday, 15 November 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Now that all the media, the pollsters and the prognosticators have been proven woefully wrong, and as the reality sets in that the United States actually elected Donald Trump as its 45th President, we need to come together and begin to heal the deep wound

Seeing the world from a positive perspective

on Tuesday, 08 November 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Dr. William Holland For those of us that are a little older, we can look back and see how the world has changed. Some say the human race is born with a corrupt nature and others are convinced there is an evil enemy that works hard to influence us over

ObamaCare: Things fall apart

on Tuesday, 01 November 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka “ObamaCare,” was intended to dramatically increase the number of Americans with health coverage while “bending the cost curve” (that is, reducing the expected increases in price over

Thumbs up to our community!

on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

It’s been a remarkable few weeks at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area. In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, some of our Clubs were able to reopen and provide safe and constructive activities for children whose schools were still closed. Because

The same media that created him, now out to utterly destroy Trump

on Tuesday, 18 October 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

This election cycle, the media’s influence has extended far beyond their tradition roles as reporters and provocateurs to actually framing the public debate. By selectively releasing a decade-old ‘hot mic’ moment in which Donald Trump spoke in demeaning

America needs a return to the land

on Wednesday, 12 October 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

It is clear; when it comes to jump-starting the economy and generating jobs and wealth for the average American, we are in quite a fix. After coming out of the great recession, the economy is experiencing anemic growth rate of around one percent, and lab

The New South Carolina, Part 1: The People

on Tuesday, 04 October 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Phil Noble This is the first of a three-part series on how new demographics, economy and politics trends are changing South Carolina. There is a New South Carolina being born. You can see evidence of it in a recent Time Magazine special issue

Solutions to the arrogance, incompetence and corruption of S.C. politics as usual

on Tuesday, 27 September 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Phil Noble Nothing is more infuriating than seeing another news story about the arrogance, incompetence or corruption that characterizes politics as usual in South Carolina. There were three such stories in only the last few weeks. We should all be

Security officers are everyday heroes

on Tuesday, 13 September 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Security officers are hard-working, highly trained men and women who deter crime, lead evacuations, provide information, work closely with local law enforcement, and are vigilant in their efforts to keep us safe. Security professionals help maintain safe

Thanks for supporting Stephen

on Tuesday, 13 September 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

On behalf of my grandson, Stephen Hawkins and his family, I extend our heartfelt thanks to Cooks For Christ, St. Anne Catholic, St. Anthony Catholic and Pisgah UMC churches, the Knights of Columbus, The News Journal, The Morning News and all the other

Colin Kaepernick’s protest is misguided

on Tuesday, 13 September 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The San Francisco Forty Niners quarterback, Colin Kaepernick’s sit-down protest during the national anthem at football games is the wrong strategy for voicing his displeasure about racial injustices. Mr. Kaepernick certainly has a constitutional right
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