Why does our society allow people to continue having children when the parents have no intention of supporting these children ever?
Jean Glass from Granite Falls and Rachel Church from Lenoir first met in 2006 while competing against each other in a Unifour Senior Games basketball game. Since that meeting, they have planned, registered and traveled together for participation in the Unifour Senior Games.
Given the number of women who must have voted for this congressional representative (Mark Meadows), I have to wonder if they ever bothered to plumb his soul or study his politics beforehand.
As a new resident of Lenoir, it took me several weeks to find my way around. A visit to the Senior Citizens Center has surely been the best investment in time I have made.
Many people think they have their whole lives to tell their families and friends that they love them or to make amends with someone they have wronged in the past.
If people are working together to make your community a better place to live, I would love to hear about your efforts.
I would like to commend reporter Lex Menz for her entertaining and informative articles.
In his customary style, he continues to portray Caldwell County Schools as "victims" of a plot by the state General Assembly.
I agree with Benjie Watts that many directions on products seem obvious to the point of being ridiculous. But I wish he hadn’t brought up that old canard about the lady who sued McDonald’s for injuring her with too-hot coffee.
Congratulations to the citizens of Caldwell County! Figures released from Caldwell County Animal Control indicate the euthanasia of cats and dogs has dropped from 4,331 in 2011 to 2,378 in 2014.
Five decades after February was declared American Heart Month, one group remains especially vulnerable to cardiac peril: women age 65 and older.
I would like to thank the Hudson police, Forrest with Keen's Towing Service, State Farm and Bob Keen's Auto Repair for their help and kindness with an auto accident I was involved in in front of the college.
This is an open letter to the public to reach out to a woman who paid for my pedicure at VN Nails in Hudson.
My name is Morgan, I am 15 years old. I have two younger brothers one is 11 and one is 9 I also have a younger sister, she is 5. The last month or so they got taking away by the department social services.
Advantage Glass of Lenoir unprecendently stood behind its promise.
When Waitsel Smith he wrote the letter to the editor titled "The issue is crime, not race" (Dec. 21), his immediate reference was the outcry in Ferguson, Mo., where yet another unarmed American citizen was shot to death by a police officer sworn to "serve and protect."
Recent acts of violence by white policemen against Black men – youth in particular – have been and are matters of concern across the nation.
We all believe in something, and that is a good thing. Believing in something anchors you, it gives you purpose, it gives you direction, it gives you hope.
All of the details paint a very ugly picture about the ties between legislation passed by the NCGA on behalf of the treasurer, money siphoned from the TSERS account to NCGA leadership campaign donors, and the personal relationship ties between legislators and the treasurer, who unilaterally controls the account.
The massacre at the French satirical weekly "Charlie Hebdo" is indeed a free speech story, as an editorial in News-Topic on Jan. 11 contends. But fundamentally, it's an immigration story.
Once again John Boehner was elected speaker of the House, although he must be less than thrilled about how he got there!
The result of a realistic but inspiring “Conservative State of America” should be the elevation to true conservative leadership — as called for in November — in the return to a positive America — better serving its citizens.
It is with great dismay that I read the headline on the Lenoir News-Topic last Sunday, Dec. 7, regarding Garon Mabe, the owner of Garon’s Jewelry, being the target of a sting operation and accused of knowingly buying and selling stolen jewelry.
I would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to Steve Cardwell and members of the Downtown Lenoir Cruisers for the huge toy and bike giveaway held on the square this past Saturday, Dec. 6. Thanks also to the various merchants who provided funding for the bike giveaway, the generous supporters who donated toys and the Lenoir Police Department for donating helmets for the children who won the bikes.
Regarding Chris Fitzsimons’ “OpEd” piece on expanding Medicaid - “Expanding Medicaid is far from impossible” - on Tuesday, Dec. 9:
One of the statements you made in your piece related to who pays for any expansion is “with the federal government picking up most of the cost.” Why not just tell the real truth about who pays? It’s the taxpayers who pay.