Viewpoint: Columnists

May. 28, 2013 @ 11:24 AM

Police Department gets the animal control calls

We are like the Waffle House — we’re open 24/7. When people don’t know who else to call, they call the police.

May. 24, 2013 @ 09:14 AM

The terrible, fascinating power of tornadoes

Storms fascinate me.   When we lived in Russellville, Arkansas, I often sat on our front porch and watched thunderstorms come across Mount Nebo, several miles in the distance

May. 04, 2013 @ 04:43 PM

Accreditation is important to police, city

When I interviewed for the police chief’s position in 2006, then City Manager Craig Meadows gave me a list of things that he wanted the police department to accomplish. At the top of the list was to get the police department nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA.

Apr. 06, 2013 @ 03:10 PM

Richard Hudson's Week in Washington

For months and months, our nation has endured numerous debates regarding how to best control America’s national debt while attempting to stimulate an economic recovery.

Mar. 23, 2013 @ 01:57 PM

Burr's Week in Washington

This week, the Senate passed a continuing resolution to fund the government at current funding levels for the next six months.  I voted against this bill because I think current levels are too high and we need to decrease our federal spending.

Mar. 20, 2013 @ 09:31 AM

Legislature should be cautious with vote ID laws

The N.C. General Assembly appears poised to enact new voter identification requirements in the near future.