Again the sports world is rattled by men behaving badly, but this time with a twist: NFL player Ray Rice tried to stay when he should have gone, while NBA team owner Bruce Levenson left despite good reasons for him to stick around.
I was both surprised and disappointed to read that mayoral candidate Marcus Brandon proposes changing the city’s charter to eliminate High Point’s “council-manager” form of government. In its place, he proposes the politicized mayor-council form of government where elected officials become the city’s administrators.
There’s a full house again at the Trinity City Hall.
While we talk about democracy and equal rights, we seem increasingly to let both private and government decisions be determined by mob rule. There is nothing democratic about mob rule. It means that some people's votes are to be overruled by other people's disruptions, harassments and threats.
"Whosoever killed a person... it shall be as if he killed all mankind and whoso gave life to one, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind" (5:33). In the spirit of this verse, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is beginning its 4th annual Muslims for Life Campaign. All across the nation and in several universities in North Carolina, local Ahmadiyya mosques are holding blood drives in memory of the victims of 9/11. Over the last three years, this effort has raised over 33,000 pints of blood.
Now that the former Knollcrest Swim Club has reopened under new ownership, here is the Paul Harvey rest of the story.
RALEIGH — When Republicans won their legislative majorities in 2010 and expanded them in 2012, they ran on a platform of fiscal conservatism and reform. They’ve largely delivered on it. Tax and regulatory burdens are lower. State spending growth has been restrained. Lawmakers have implemented major changes in transportation funding and education policy.
I'm happy to have a chance to vote for folks who will strive to turn our city around. Cindy Davis, Jim Bronnert and Jim Davis are the perfect three people for City Council.
After the coldest winter in recorded history, I thought maybe the climate change folks might do a little prethinking on global warming. No such luck! These folks, led by an ignorant Al Gore and our truthful President Obama, are out in full force after our first warm day.
When their far-fetched marriage-gone-bad defense failed to save former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, from guilty verdicts in their corruption trial, I could not help but wonder: Why didn't they take a plea deal when they had the chance?