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Editorial Cartoon: Tattoo
Editorial Cartoon: Tattoo

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Enough talk: It's time to deal fairly with water issues
Enough talk: It's time to deal fairly with water issues

Okay, somebody must put on their "big person" clothes on and pull the trigger.
Make a decision. Get off the dime. Do something!
For more than 25 years -- a quarter of a century! -- I've been writing about the lack of sufficient water supplies in Franklin County to accommodate industry and support all types of growth.


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Eliminating impact fees is not good government

It's been a while since this stupid idea has floated around Raleigh, but like poison ivy and ticks, it's an idea that has returned this spring.
Instead of looking out for the well being of their constituents, some of our beloved lawmakers in the Capital City are looking out for their contributors.
And, as in most things political, constituents and contributors have very different goals!
In this case, a few lawmakers are trying to prohibit local and county governments from imposing impact fees.


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Franklin County is a great place to play ball
Franklin County is a great place to play ball

When you cover county and town government, police departments, the sheriff's office and the court system, it's not very often that you get to cover an event with a smile on your face.
Last Saturday was a shining example, as both the Franklinton Parks and Recreation Department, the Franklin County Parks and Recreation Department and the efforts of the Friends of the Youngsville Library were on full display.


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Editorial Cartoon: Dependents
Editorial Cartoon: Dependents

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Everyone can have a role in stopping sexual assaults

Dear editor: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
This year's theme, "Engaging New Voices," builds on the idea that we are stronger together, and that new partners and community members are needed to expand sexual assault prevention efforts.


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Editorial Cartoon: Polluters
Editorial Cartoon: Polluters

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