I wanted to write this letter to express my deep appreciation for the support that the City Project has done not only for the Hayden-Harman Foundation’s work on the Washington Street neighborhood revitalization initiative but also for the City of High Point.
It was the late 1960s-early ’70s and I was a cocky, 30-something, save-the-world editor of the newspaper in the city where I was reared. I wrote an editorial complaining about the smoke pouring out of local steel mill chimneys. I poked fun at officials of the local major steel mill, which employed some 5,500 workers, for what I determined was dragging their feet on getting more emission control devices in operation.
The stakes in this year’s elections couldn’t be higher for the Republican Party. Thomas Sowell said it best in a recent column, “Only Republican control of the Senate can rein in the lawless Obama administration…”
In Dearborn, Mich., Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church sent fliers into a local elementary school to advertise its “Eggstravaganza.” Now, since Dearborn has a large number of Muslims, it is easy to see why a Muslim parent objected to a “Church” advertising the celebration of such an event.
This is a story about a political journey and awakening for fictional citizen, Glenn Gullible. He is not unlike the growing multitude of those who also had high expectations for “hope and change” before and since the 2008 presidential campaigns.
Make your vote count. If you are unaffiliated/independent you may select the Republican, Libertarian, or Democrat ticket which will include the unaffiliated candidates, which in this primary are only judges.
THUMBS UP to Thomasville native and former N.C. Sen. Dan Clodfelter, who last week took the oath of office to become the 57th mayor of the city of Charlotte. He took over the post vacated by Patrick Cannon, who resigned last month after being charged after a political corruption investigation.
This is the official Baby Watch Week at the Williams and Shirah households.
The white supremacist alleged to be involved in the Jewish community center was unfortunately from our state of North Carolina during the past.
The Koch brothers, Charles and David, of New York, are billionaire right-wing political activists who are funding efforts to defeat Democratic candidates for office.
In early April, the Anti-Defamation League offered some happy news about a very grim topic. It reported a “significant and encouraging decline” in anti-Semitic acts across America in recent years. Unfortunately, the new spirit of hope would not last long.
Having owned my own business for the past 50-plus years in Davidson County, I desire to see a strong, successful small business person elected as our North Carolina state senator.