The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Opinion & Letters to the Editor

Opinion & Letters to the Editor
  • Paul O’Connor Liberals vs. Conservatives: What’s the differences?

    RALEIGH – After a lifetime of observing politics I’ve discovered the basic difference between liberals and conservatives.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • ent_taylorswift.jpg There's less good music now — here's why

    Taylor Swift, the seven-time Grammy winner, is known for her articulate lyrics, so there was nothing surprising about her writing a long column for The Wall Street Journal about the future of the music industry. Yet there's reason to doubt the optimism of what she had to say.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • This is what happened when I drove my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

    HARTFORD, Conn. - I climbed the ladder quickly, free to work any hours in any location for any pay. I moved from market to market, always achieving a better title, a better salary. Succeeding.

    July 8, 2014

  • Larry's Sketch 6.18.14 The beach is the same, just different

    When I go back to Myrtle Beach I can’t help but notice changes compared to when I went back in the ‘50s and ‘60s.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Doug Creamer Going to the beach

    We went to the beach last week. We look forward to our days at the beach all year long. Once we got the luggage unloaded and settled a little bit in our room, I went out on the balcony. I sat down on the chair and took in a deep breath of the salty air.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jason O. Boyd It’s becoming harder and harder to maintain my night owl status

    They say you’re only as old as you feel.
    Sometimes, I feel like I’m just 23. Other times, I feel like I’m 123.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Paul O’Connor Change must come from Republicans

    RALEIGH – Just a few days into this year’s short session, Sen. Dan Blue, D-Wake, shared his disappointment over current affairs.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • DG Martin Great generation and a great title

     “It turned out to be a hell-of-a book title.”
    Tom Brokaw, former NBC News anchor and productive author, was talking, with his usual modesty, about “The Greatest Generation.”

    July 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Avoidable injuries are killing too many young Americans

    WASHINGTON - Not so cheerful news before your holiday weekend: Some sobering new government numbers show just how many young people die from injuries that could have been avoided.

    July 4, 2014

  • Brent Laurenz Bill would protect final electoral wishes of the deceased voters

    RALEIGH – The specter of dead people voting in America is almost as old as the republic itself. Countless stories abound, some real and some imagined, of dead voters allegedly “casting ballots” and tilting elections in favor of some unscrupulous politician with no qualms about stealing an election instead of earning it outright.

    July 4, 2014 1 Photo

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