Folks who say there’s nothing to do in High Point or claim no one asks for or listens to their ideas have opportunities galore to change that! At least five initiatives currently underway not only want but actually seek and may use your ideas:
We asked 100 members of High Point’s population the question: “What does High Point need?”
Now, the rest of the city’s more than 100,000 residents have a chance to respond.
House Bill 937 contains restaurant carry, campus gun storage and other common sense pro-gun legislation. It has been scheduled for a vote by the N.C. House twice. It is becoming clear that influence from UNC President Tom Ross and chancellors of the UNC system, including UNC-G Chancellor Linda Brady, is impeding a House vote on this legislation.
Ignite High Point is coming to town May 8-15. High Point University has been a major advocate of this project since the beginning. We believe that what is good for High Point is good for High Point University. We encourage ALL of High Point to take part in this important work as we imagine the future of our great city.
Are U.S. tax dollars being used to support al-Qaida in Syria? Would anyone be surprised if they were?
As former Republican and Democratic governors, we often disagree. But here’s one area where we agree: North Carolina’s courts must be protected from the corrosive influence of special-interest campaign money.
I began writing this column 15 years ago because I wanted you, the general public, to gain a better understanding of what it’s like to be a teacher. We don’t live at school, as some of my youngest students think. We are everyday people who happen to love children and young adults. We love learning new things. We love teaching a concept and seeing that “light bulb” experience happen for students as they “get it.”
I was raised as a creationist. I’d come home from school with a brain full of evolution and an enthusiasm for T-Rex and my mother saw it as her mission to put an end to it. To counter my indoctrination she’d say, “Dinosaurs and people were alive at the same time.”
THUMBS UP to 90-year-old Mattie Clyburn Rice of Archdale and her longtime search for information about her father and her persistence in getting for him the recognition he deserved. The story of her father, that she pieced together over five decades of research, is truly one of the enigmatic stories of the American Civil War.
Someone called politics “the art of the possible.” But, in the era of the modern welfare state, politics is largely the art of the impossible.
Because of the Boston bombings, the mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, says that our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution have to change. I disagree. Many people think that more surveillance cameras, and police spying, are needed.
Maybe you could say that University of North Carolina system President Tom Ross has his heart in the right place. He believes his crusade against part of a bill in the N.C. Legislature is an effort to safeguard students on university campuses.
Was President Obama really joking at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner? Or was he showing, as I suspect, early signs of the second-term blues?
Why did our Justice Department choose to Marandize Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? In my opinion, he gave up his right to be treated as an American citizen when he placed a bomb in the crowd at the Boston Marathon.