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Monday, 04 February 2019 14:37

COLUMN: Columns can change political views

 I have written a syndicated column on politics and public policy for North Carolina newspapers since 1986. Have I influenced how readers think about the issues I discuss? I certainly hope so, at least to some extent.

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The second Monday of October is celebrated across the United States as a federal holiday in commemoration of Christopher Columbus.  Widely, yet erroneously, considered to be the first explorer to have “discovered” America in 1492, Columbus was indeed a brave, adventurous sailor.  However, it cannot be said that he was the first to find what we now call North America.

Published in Lifestyle
Monday, 03 July 2017 11:00

Richmond County: It's Where I Want To Be

Well here we are! After months of speculation and anticipation, The Richmond Observer is finally here. I am grateful for your support up to this point, and hope you will enjoy our latest edition and stories Monday through Saturday of every week.

I grew up in Northampton County, NC, a county where the largest town is no bigger than Ellerbe, so when I moved to Richmond County I thought I had landed in "the big city". I am fully aware, nonetheless, that Rockingham nor any town in Richmond County is "the big city", and I am so thankful for it.

Published in Local News