Viewpoint: Columnists

Jul. 14, 2015 @ 09:05 AM

Growth rests on four walls

The core question in North Carolina politics is a simple one: how can state government build a foundation for sustained, broad-based economic growth?


Mar. 14, 2015 @ 11:58 AM

Appearances can be deceiving

When people want to get away from the daily grind, the old routine, workaday world-they tend to have a place they can go to escape. A place where they are just plain happy to be. For me, that place is Belmont Abbey.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:23 PM

Stopping growth is not an option, control is

I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve the citizens of Union County again on the Board of County Commissioners. One of the goals I have is to help bring a better understanding of the issues we face to the taxpayers.


Feb. 08, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

My alternative to Obamacare

When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina.  I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.


Jan. 18, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Marketing is theme of Entrepreneurs meeting

How do you like that frost on your car windows in the morning?


Sep. 03, 2013 @ 09:40 AM

New book, new author, and MLK’s dream

Last week while we were celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's “I Have a Dream” speech, part of that dream came true.