Call me an old-fashioned romantic, but it is my belief that those elected, and especially those elected to the highest offices, should always be diligent to ensure our institutions can function with integrity. They have a fiduciary obligation to take steps to ensure core governmental agencie…

Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C., was a day on which Americans gathered with unity of spirit and in celebration of common bonds. Every race, every age group, every religious creed was represented as we shivered on a blustery morning near the White House ellipse. If there were fringe groups …

The recent column in praise of Faye Dasen upon her retirement was a joy to read and applaud, as we were well served over so many years by Faye in The Pilot. We want to add our thanks to her for telling our stories so well, how we work to give the annual full horticultural scholarship to SCC,…

I have been reading about how the coronavirus has managed to change its form and mutate in different forms, lately the Omicron variant. I was surprised to know that the rate of fully vaccinated people in Europe and in the U.S. stands at 70 percent and 60 percent consecutively. However the ra…

I have been surprised to learn that my comments — submitted online and made in person to the NC General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Redistricting Committee calling for the creation of a Sandhills-based congressional district with a core group of counties consisting of Cumberland, Hoke, Scot…

Regarding the recent column by John Hood titled “It’s inevitable that racial preferences are ending soon,” and the article beside it by D.G. Martin titled “This piece of UNC history is told from a minority viewpoint,” was this positioning a coincidence or was the editor playing with his readers?

We all know the price of gasoline is on the rise, especially here in Moore County, with prices from $3.29 to $3.32. I went to Charlotte recently and passed through Biscoe, which is only 24 miles from Pinehurst. The gas was $3.10 a gallon. Next was Albemarle, where the gas price was $3.01 to $3.10.