The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Opinion & Letters to the Editor

Opinion & Letters to the Editor
  • Hate With Friends, the fun new Facebook tool

    WASHINGTON - Hating movies, earworms, conventions of grammar, clothing brands, diet fads - you get the twinkle of pleasure without the glob of guilt, or the cold brush of fear. A Coldplay song doesn't know you hate it.

    April 7, 2014

  • Brent Laurenz Why getting some eyes and ears in N.C. legislature good idea

    RALEIGH – Sunshine Week was March 16-22 across the country. No, that doesn’t mean we’re had sunny weather all week. Instead, it was a week designed to highlight open government initiatives and spur conversation about citizen access to our government.

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Scott Mooneyham Republicans’ reluctance to borrow

    RALEIGH – A couple of years ago, a friend who was working to raise money for a major cultural project in the state asked my opinion about the likelihood of winning a state grant from legislators.

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • How improv comedy skills became a must-have for entrepreneurs

    NEW YORK - A few years ago, for complex reasons, I attended the orientation week for Columbia Business School students. The week involved team-building exercises that forced us to solve problems together.

    April 2, 2014

  • Scott Mooneyham Turning up the heat on Wos

    RALEIGH — In Congress, the drama of a committee hearing where lawmakers get into confrontational question-and-answer sessions with those testifying before them are not so unusual.

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • DG Martin Be proud of the way you talk

    You sure do talk funny.
    Has anybody ever told you that?

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mike Walden Is our inflation measured right?

    The man’s tone was forceful, even with a tint of anger. “The government is lying to us about inflation,” he boldly stated.

    March 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jason Boyd When getting a smart phone almost ended up a dumb idea

    I’m not an impulse buyer. And if someone wants me to make a split-second decision, unless it involves impending death, don’t hold your breath.

    March 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • taylor.armerding.jpg Put teens to work by laying off minimum wage rhetoric

    Idle teen workers may be a national problem, but frugal private employers aren't the reason for it. Minimum wage hikes - like the one championed by President Obama - squeeze these marginal jobs out of the economy.

    March 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • news_zuckerberg.jpg The logic of Facebook's multibillion-dollar shopping spree

    NEW YORK - Yet again, Facebook has spent a gaudy sum of money to buy a hot startup. This time, it's virtual reality pioneer Oculus VR, at a purchase price of $2 billion. And don't be surprised if Mark Zuckerberg continues on his buying spree.

    March 29, 2014 1 Photo

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