To vote or not to vote?


A question was posed to me, “Does a pastor treat an election year any different than another?” 

My first response is no. 

Are you ready for a New Year?


Did you see the one where the person was not going to turn back their clock this fall, because they did not want to add another hour to 2020? 

Well, we are in luck. 

Economic recovery is sputtering


According to the latest jobs report, North Carolina’s headline unemployment rate fell to 6.5 percent in August, down from 8.5 percent in July. 

Good news worth celebrating, right?

State reserves may not be enough


North Carolina’s state government began its 2020-21 fiscal year with $1.5 billion in cash left over from last year, plus another $1.8 billion in rainy-day funds and other earmarked reserves. 

Can we stand the truth?


In A Few Good Men, Jack Nicholson famously said, “You can’t handle the truth.” 

This line has stuck with me since the 1992 legal drama directed by Rob Reiner was released.