I n Raleigh, the cockamamie ideas keep rolling in - too often being written into law hastily, for blatantly political reasons and without adequate deliberation.
If you mention Merritt's Store anywhere around Chapel Hill, most often you will hear something like, "Oh, yes. Best BLTs I've ever tasted."
I spent most of my life in Kansas City - which, as I have to explain more often than not, is in Missouri, not Kansas.
By Marvin L. Covault
Notice anything different about me? Nah, you wouldn't. Not in this thumbnail photo. But trust me - you wouldn't guess it even if I stood a couple of feet away and turned at all angles. I've tried it with lots of people, and they're always clueless.
It has been a busy time for Pentagon officials, as they have tried to stem a storm of protest that America's armed forces are discriminating against evangelical Christians, and that the military has plans to court-martial those that proselytize.
Letters to the Editor
I write to voice my disappointment that the Moore County Planning Board has voted to ban solar farms in Moore County.
In response to Steve Bouser’s May 22 column, “Why I’m Asking People ‘Huh?’ Less Often Now”: I, too, waited entirely too long before admitting I was dang near deaf.
In Tuesday’s press conference, a reporter asked Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, “Given the president’s animosity toward Citizens United, might he have appreciated or wanted the IRS to be looking and scrutinizing those…” Mr. Carney interrupted the reporter with, “That’s a preposterous assertion.”
Knowledge of the truth is indispensable in preserving our way of life. From our beginning as a nation, holding office in both government and the courts has required an oath involving the Bible and a right hand extended toward heaven.
The budget currently being formulated in the N.C. General Assembly is likely to cut expenses for mental illness medications by “managing” access. What we know from other states and supporting data is that this may save money today, but tomorrow, we will be hit with increased costs. These costs will show up in places like emergency rooms, psychiatric hospital beds, and even jails and prisons.
I agree with Maurice Holland that we are to do justice, to love kindness, to walk humbly with God and to feed the hungry. Are the protesters being prohibited from feeding the poor? Are they being prohibited from acting justly. Are they being prohibited from loving kindness and walking humbly with God?
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to those who helped the Women of the Pines have the most successful fundraising year yet.