It’s that time of year again. It’s the time when elections grow nearer and political ads grow worse. Your televisions, your radio, and your social media become political machines. Ad after ad comes on and you do your very best to ignore them. But it’s about this time that you actually start to listen to them, and that’s exactly what these ads want.
A vote for Kay Hagan is a vote for continuing — maybe increasing — America’s anxiety, America’s suffering. She’s a link in the root of considerable harm: liberalism, an ideology pressing down, not lifting, America.
Our family was among the early settlers of Hudson in the 1800s. Our numbers have included merchants, builders, developers, farmers, lumbermen, public servants, mayors, teachers, guidance counselors, school principals, soldiers, church founders and more. Growth and prosperity remains the cornerstone of our wishes for our hometown. It is from that perspective that the writers of this letter have come to the following conclusion.
Regarding Chris Fitzsimon’s recent column (Oct. 21) charting trends in educational spending in North Carolina, he distorts the facts.
As I considered the qualities and experience that I would want in someone to judge my actions the list became quite long.
I was watching “The Wizard of Oz” with my niece and suddenly it occurred to me. We sent Mark Meadows to the “Oz” called Washington.
Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed greenhouse gas regulations have the capability to bring our thriving energy balance to a screeching halt and leave North Carolina residents footing the bill.
On Thursday, Oct. 16, WBTV ran a piece about several cars that had run past stopped school buses. This alarmed me then, but not near as bad as what I experience the very next morning at my own bus stop.
I have known Judge Tom Edwards well for 37 years.
With all the propaganda, you may have not heard that Jim Sponenberg has decided to step up and run for the North Carolina Senate seat for District 45.
A lot has been said of today’s generation of high-schoolers. In fact, I have two who belong to this group, and I have been guilty of saying things like … They are a generation of entitlement. They don’t want to work for what they get. They only think of themselves. But on one Friday night in Caldwell County, my feelings were challenged and my thoughts about this particular generation were significantly altered.
Campaign ads are the worst, making me want to scream and throw things at the TV. This seems especially true of the Thom Tillis ads.
We are very fortunate for the quality of health care services in Caldwell County.
Labor Day is behind us, and the political campaigns are heating up. I’m already tired of the campaign ads on television, just as everyone else is, I’m sure. So as we get ready to slog through the rest of this dirty season, I have some ideas that may help make things go a little easier for voters.
Please note that a very special weekend is happening in Lenoir the weekend of Oct. 3-5. It is called LOVING LENOIR 2014. It is the fourth annual weekend of reunions, community service, and most importantly honoring music/arts educators with a Sunday afternoon concert.
All you hear on the news anymore is things about abuse. There is so much in our country today that it is sickening. We used to live in a peaceful nation where abuse was rare.
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.