The day I was invited to the Newton movie set of “The Mutt” was also the day filmmakers were working with actor Erik Estrada.
When will North Carolina’s economy return to normal, or at least to a “new normal”? Unfortunately, that destination is many months away, if not years. Still, we’ll know we’re making progress when we can see the most damaging events of 2020 only in our rearview mirrors.
All of us win when we help and serve others. One of our missions in life should be to find a special niche and get involved with the attitude of helping and blessing people known and unknown to us. Such an attitude might help all of us not get "stuck in a rut" and feel pressure and anxieties…
Shortly after taking office, President Joe Biden began revving up the federal government’s regulatory engine. He’s already run over the Keystone Pipeline. We can expect a pileup of other rules that will increase the cost of energy, food, and many other goods and services across our economy.
I had a chat with longtime subscriber Madeleine Futrelle last week.
Among the pagan-inspired customs of the Christmas season, there has come to be the ritualistic burning of the straw man. Specifically, I refer to the traditional seasonal column by a sly journalist or political analyst asserting that the exchange of Christmas gifts is a major lose-lose for t…
Sometimes, when people ask my age, I like to say I’m older than the speed of sound.
Column: During wartime, the United States sent the Christmas Ship bearing toys, clothes for kids of Europe
The Christmas holidays are a time of giving, and Americans are profound people of goodwill who share their hope and benevolence with people throughout the globe. There are many stories through the journey of years which prove this true. In this time of "peace and goodwill toward men" and pra…
In science and philosophy, it’s called “Occam’s Razor:” the problem-solving principle that the simplest explanation is usually the right one.
While modern conservatism in America brings together a number of discrete groups, interests, and priorities, one of its unifying themes is maximizing freedom — by which conservatives mean maximizing the right of individuals, families, and private associations to make their own decisions rath…
If you are worried about holiday gifts or selections for your book club’s reading, here are some good North Carolina connected books to consider.
How can ancient Greek and Hebrew thinking help us understand why our friends who support other political candidates see things so differently from us?
November is a special time for our family. I feel fortunate and blessed to be a husband and a father. I am thankful to have a wife whose birthday occurs this month. She’s a beautiful lady, and I am grateful she puts up with the likes of me. I tease her about history and ask her what historic…
🎧 The hosts discuss the importance of good sportsmanship and why, unlike in politics, sports almost always rewards the people with the most skill.
OUR VIEW: It's great to be back doing what we love
OUR VIEW: A clean break is needed, not timid hedging that hopes he’ll go away on his own
OUR VIEW: Democracy shines while Trump and transparency tumble
The Supreme Court’s recent decision on the limits of federal authority under the Clean Water Act has been celebrated or condemned, depending on the ideological predilections of the observer. But everyone agrees the court's opinions themselves make for rough reading. They boil down to a squabble over the words “adjacent” and “adjoining.”
Politics is an exercise in pragmatism, which the agreement to avoid a default highlights
Elon Musk’s Neuralink received approval last month from the Food and Drug Administration to conduct human clinical trials, which one former FDA official called “really a big deal.” I do not disagree, but I am skeptical that this technology will “change everything.” Not every profound technological advance has broad social and economic implications.
What happened along Upper Creek in Burke County changed world history.
Content by Longworth Bail Bonds. In his nearly 30 years as a bail bondsman, Mark Longworth, CEO and owner of Longworth Bail Bonds in Newton, derives satisfaction from helping people turn their lives around.
Content by Lincolnton Tourism Development Authority. Discover the eclectic shopping and dining options, exciting attractions and unique history of Lincolnton, South Carolina.
Content by Salem Tourism. For pickers and antiques aficionados, everything old is new again, and there’s certainly plenty of charming territory to explore in the welcoming town of Salem on the northwest outskirts of Roanoke, Virginia.
When I first heard that the Hickory Daily Record, my hometown newspaper, was moving to three-a-week print issues, I was saddened that the paper was moving in the direction of many local news sources — downsizing due to changing news and revenue markets.
It has come to my attention that the FCC has recently granted approval for deregulation (https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-grants-relief-outdated-burdensome-phone-industry-regulations) that permits telecommunication corporations to terminate their copper wire landline phone service and replac…
The passion of the newly elected Catawba County Board of Education member, Ms. Michelle Teague, for vetting books in the public school system is noteworthy, and the HDR gave it front-page exposure on Sunday, May 7. However, I feel great threats exist for our students. Here are a few:
I am growing increasingly frustrated over the debate about books in school. When I read that 72 work days were spent reviewing the books in question, I am now furious.