Former Obama adviser David Plouffe was speaking about the IRS scandal on a recent Sunday talk show. He said, “This was not an effort driven by the White House. It would be the dumbest political effort of all time.” The extent of White House involvement in the targeting of conservatives remains to be seen, but since when has being dumb ever stopped any political effort?
Two weeks ago on June 6 (D-Day), I called my four children to remind them what D-Day meant to this country. I suggested they thank God they were not speaking German and they should also give thanks for those brave men who fought and died 69 years ago on those French beaches and subsequent battles that were necessary to defeat Germany. Their sacrifices gave us the freedoms we enjoy today.
We recently published a story about a High Point couple who were featured in a documentary film. They are a sweet, older couple who have been together for nearly 50 years.
“It’s a plot!”
That was how a woman with whom Betty Lou worked for several years in the 1990s explained things that went awry. Never did say who was behind the plot.
I would submit to you that “Farewell to the Trinity Inn” by Geni Carico (Your View, June 8) is the kind of news a great deal of us dread hearing about, especially a building with a past as this one.
Recently, Ignite High Point brought world famous, Andres Duany of Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ) to develop a master plan for the Uptowne area, Market District, Oak Hollow Mall area, and High Point University.
The end of another school year always brings lots of changes, and some years more than others.
There is much confusion today about the Catholic Church, what she is and what she teaches. There should not be, for the Church has said many times clearly what she is and in many ways what she teaches. The Catechism of the Catholic Church clearly presents what the Church teaches and as Catholics we believe.
The City Council has directed city staff to prepare a plan which would establish an enterprise fund for solid waste (garbage in roll-out containers (brown toters), recycling (green toters), yard waste (black toters or bundled) that is collected at the curb. If City Council adopts the plan, the monthly fee would pay for collection of garbage/recycling/yard waste, which is currently paid from annual property taxes.
When is a scandal not really a scandal? Many are shocked to hear that the government, in its pursuit of terrorists as relentlessly as Wile E. Coyote chases the Road Runner, is massively snooping into our phone records and popular social networks without search warrants.
When the idea of a code for standard mode of dress (SMOD) for Guilford County Schools first arose six or seven years ago, it was a bit controversial — particularly from the students’ viewpoint. Over time, however, most students and their parents pretty much resigned themselves to the fact that certain styles of dress were expected.
There have been numerous times over the last many years that I have been proud of and inspired by actions taken by High Point University.
A family of five, recently evicted from its home, had neither relatives nor friends it could rely on in times of need. With three children in school, the parents knew that remaining homeless for a prolonged period of time would result in its share of consequences. Consequently, they had lost all hope until the Guilford Interfaith Hospitality Network, now known as Family Promise of Greater Guilford County, came along.
Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly are rapidly pushing through legislation intended to restart use of the state’s death penalty because they think execution is tough punishment for criminals who commit heinous crimes.