N orth Carolina already has a pretty good Open Meetings Law. It got that way at least partly because of pressure from news media organizations over the years. But the law doesn't just benefit reporters. It requires public bodies to keep their meetings open to any member of the public who wants to be there.
Locally, the Moore County Department of Social Services recently challenged folks to see if they could live within this budget. And Vice President Joe Biden’s family has made a similar call to raise awareness of hunger here and around the world. I wanted to see what this was like, so for seven days I fed myself on $3 a day, just to prove it could be done.
When I was in college, America was shocked that a president of the United States had an "enemies list."
Dr. Joyce Brothers, who pioneered the television advice show and was called the mother of media psychology, died Monday at age 85.
I agree that the seizure of the phone records of The Associated Press by the Department of Justice is outrageous.
By Maurice Holland Jr.
There's a lot to be said for the heartland. My wife and I joined our kids and the YP (Young Prince) himself last weekend in Kansas City to celebrate the 90th birthday of my indefatigable mother-in-law.
Letters to the Editor
In “Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians,” Marshall, Gilbert and Shea document the incredible level of persecution against the world’s Christians.
Thanks to Florence Gilkeson for her fond remembrance of John Owen (“Remembering John Owen With Respect, Admiration,” May 8). John and Margaret Owen were our neighbors and friends in Pinehurst for several years. My wife, Kelly, and I spent wonderful times at the Owen home.
On behalf of the FirstHealth Auxiliary and the FirstHealth Dental Care Centers, we would like to thank our volunteers, as well as Harris Teeter/Aberdeen, Walmart and Lowes Foods/Pinehurst, for partnering with us on April 20 for our first “Help Captain Fluoride Save a Smile” Dental Care Supply Drive.
For those who absolutely know that the Southern Pines Country Club “never” opened the second Donald Ross 18 holes, just the little nine — wrong. In fact, 36 of the proposed 45 holes were finished and open for a couple of years.
There are justified concerns about public education, but not the ones The Pilot was concerned about in its May 15 editorial. The current system, locally, statewide and nationally, has not worked very well.
The members of the Moore County Shrine Club (MCSC) wish to thank the participating retail stores in Moore County and their generous customers.
We would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to a very helpful and courteous Southern Pines police officer named Tiffany Hardin.