Also, most of us think it would be sheer nonsense to be paying federal taxes into a program that would benefit 500,000 poor North Carolinians who work in low-paying jobs, but our state legislature and governor have said, “No, you poor folk can’t have it.”
It is with great disappointment that the Granite Falls Veterans Memorial Committee and the town have not honored their "Veteran's Application For Name Inscription" form as distributed to the public and posted on the town's website.
I want to commend the News-Topic for reporting on summer youth activities.
Once again we have been confronted with the horrors of the world in the inhuman murder of reporter Jim Foley. His death at the hands of an Islamic State terrorist, who allegedly is British, has struck fear around the world.
What will it take for people to SLOW DOWN on the Shew Hollow Road?
Our country has become a shadow of what it once was, not because it lacks the capability to achieve greatness but because it lacks the will.
The party controlling the Senate matters --- for immigration, for judges and much else. Hence the Democrats' mega-millions ad blitz. To keep Obama doing what he is doing, Democrats need Kay Hagan in the Senate and Harry Reid in charge.
I was 13 in 1940 when the flood came, and I had a front-row seat, so to speak.
Andy and his Army buddy are stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y. Jeff is in the Reserves, and neither one was in uniform, but apparently someone there saw their military haircuts and paid for our meal.
I would like to publicly express my gratitude to the nurses, doctors and staff at Caldwell Memorial Hospital for the exemplary and compassionate care my father received during his recent admissions to the hospital.
One would think that all patriotic Americans would unite, support and assist our president in these perilous times.
With respect to Jim Davidson’s amusing story in your July 30 issue on how our tax system works, I was further amused by the manner in which the critical logical flaw in his analogy of the beer tavern was glossed over.
I've had two more cats go missing.
Why is U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows so negative all the time?
A single mindset — not really “American” in nature — connects and feeds most things harming America. At the same time it overloads society.
In reference to the July 2 front page article on Carolina Cross Connection: I am a 64-year-old disabled lady with COPD, severe back problems and on oxygen 24/7. This fine group of people volunteered their vacation time to stay at Camp Carolwood for a week and come to Gamewell three days and built me a ramp.
Thank you to the Hudson commissioners who gave the proposal of an alcohol referendum in Hudson the "cold shoulder."
Late in the evening of June 24 or early in the morning of June 25, at least two individuals decided that it would be fun to enter a vacant rental home I own on Tywood, in the Lower Creek area of Lenoir, and proceed to throw paint throughout the interior.
Caldwell Friends, a mentoring program, would like to thank all the Blackberry Festival participants who volunteered and were part of our raffle to win a gas grill at the festival.
It is always difficult to lose a loved one. It's like your whole world stops.
On Sunday, July 6, on U.S. 321 around 2:30, my husband, J.D. Pennell, blacked out after getting gas at the Hess station in Granite Falls.
Hallelujah, someone else other than myself has obviously taken a ride through Lenoir and noticed all the delapidated buildings and areas that need cleaning up.
I have to disagree with the editorial you printed July 4 from the Jacksonville paper. The Supreme Court continues its campaign to grant full personhood to for-profit corporations.
Training out of Lenoir Fitness Center for over 35 years, I could tell you a lot about the fitness trails I have run there. But this is about the new, free Zacks Fork Mountain Bike Trail section I just rode Friday, June 27.
The surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America may not have an easy solution, as publisher Terese Almquist contends (June 29). What is easy, however, is discovering links between the chaotic border and President Obama’s decisions.