Teenagers show their creativity

by Jean McCamy During the fifteen years I traveled around the state working with students in the Artist in the Schools program, the poems they wrote gave me wonderful insight into how they thought and felt. There are some amazing, interesting people inside those sometimes busy,...

The case of the missing nonvoters

by Susan Myrick With the passage of HB 589 VIVA/Election Reform, the North Carolina legislature has produced the first comprehensive update of our election laws in several decades. Until now our safeguards consisted of voters stating their names and addresses at the time they...

McCrory faces pay questions

by Scott Mooneyham Nothing appears to get the public riled up so much as big, juicy pay hikes to the underlings of the politically powerful. People don’t care that both political parties are guilty; they give no quarter that the jobs involved can be pressure-packed and require...

John Wayne brawled his way through more than 200 movies

My column two weeks ago about Bobby Copeland’s B-Western Boot Hill book prompted a response from one of my friends in Warrenton, Wild Bill Brown, who not only has a copy of the treasured book, he also visits The Border Restaurant and gets his hair clipped by Larry at the nearby...