The Fear of “WHAT IF?”

| May 17, 2011

Our society today is so wrapped up in fear, we have lost sight of what free minds and free doers can accomplish. We see each unknown as a hazard and discovery as a hapless outcome, stumbled upon by fools who dared not heed “What If?”

The Wisdom of a Bypass of the Bypass

| May 4, 2011

I’ve never been sure what to call a bypass’ bypass, and have never really understood the purpose of it.

And thus a new step…

| March 14, 2011

With the completion of this report, my responsibilities as your chairman will be fulfilled, as will my public service to this Grand Old Party.

It Appears that Political Games may be Afoot

| January 13, 2011

Scheduled this week in Cleveland County was the first of a series of public discussions on a plan to save the taxpayers of the county 63% of the cost of each election, which can be as much as $100,000 in some years. In addition to the savings to the taxpayers, the plan would increase the […]

One Who Opened Minds

| November 4, 2010

It seems fitting that Dr. Hambright should pass on Election Day. I am certain that when he met St. Peter, he offered some corollary on the historic proportions of the election returns of the day in North Carolina.

John Cline and the lake

| October 29, 2009

I believe now is not the time to lose John’s vision. Not because the vision of a reservoir was his, but because the vision of economic growth is ours.

Is the GOP prepared to lead?

| August 22, 2009

Obama offered change, and we got it. But it was not the change America thought it to be. So what is it the people of the nation and the state searching for?

Still shrugging? You bet!

| August 11, 2009

Great review… http://www.moneyshow.com/investing/blog.asp?aid=Blog-17412 My mom gave me “Shrugged” for my 8th grade summer reading project. Granted, I only read part of it that year, but I’ve read it every year for the past decade. I gave the same copy to my son for his 8th grade reading project, a tradition worth passing along. “Shrugged” should […]

Fun, but good point

| August 6, 2009

Teaching Economics In 1950’s
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

Thoughts on the 4th- though not mine…

| July 2, 2009

…compiled in reflection of our nation’s founding, to be read as an editorial, plagiarized from our history.