Why we celebrate July 4th

By Russell Capps For the still patriotic Americans, July 4th claims a special place in the heart. Despite the cultural temperament in our society that is becoming more degrading day by day, America is a nation to be proud of. She was founded on Judeo-Christian principles by those...

Protests are ‘Mayberry Mondays’

by Jim Tynen As I watched a recent Moral Monday display, there came to mind another blast from the past: Mayberry. A recent news story talked about Mt. Airy, Andy Griffith’s home town, and the model for Mayberry of TV fame. The town embraced that connection and used it to drum up...

Big government slams small firms

John By John Hood Regulatory policy is about striking a proper balance. Virtually no one disagrees with the propriety of government designing, promulgating and enforcing regulation. When health, safety and property are threatened by private action, there are some private...

McCrory administration tries to clear Medicaid system hurdle

by Scott Mooneyham It was never a secret in the state capital that one of the immediate messes that Pat McCrory would inherit as governor involved a new system to process Medicaid claims. For those not involved in health care, a computer billing system might seem a strange hurdle...

Police and Sheriff reports — week of July 4, 2013

Franklinton Police Reports Arrests •Elaine Dunston Perry, 24, 214 Fox Park, Louisburg, was charged with second degree trespassing by Officer B. Martin after she refused to leave the Wilco-Hess in Franklinton. Police were called because the manager complained of her “barking at...