Category: Military and Safety

  • Impactful N.C. congressmen: From the Civil War to World War II  

    I have shared a list about North Carolina politics with you before. It was fun, at least for me. Here’s another one. In no particular order, these are my top five most interesting and impactful members of the state’s congressional delegation from the critical Civil-War-until-World-War-II period.    George Henry White only served…

  • Cooper’s $58 million pipeline agreement under the microscope

    From the time it was announced in January, the agreement between Gov. Roy Cooper and the companies building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline  invited questions about its constitutionality, legality, and practicality. North Carolinians are poised to get answers when work by a subcommittee of the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental…

  • Meredith, DeViere offer Cumberland County voters in SD 19 sharp contrast

    Senate District 19 (Cumberland County). • Wesley Meredith, Republican (four-term incumbent). Occupation: Small business owner. Education: Fayetteville Technical Community College, associate’s degree in horticulture technology and management. Career Highlights: General Assembly Republican Majority Whip. Former Fayetteville City Councilman including two years as mayor pro tem. Decorated Army veteran. •…

  • Cyberwarfare rises as major threat to American interests

    While the American military dominates the land, air, sea, and space, it does not dominate cyberspace. But it needs to address cyberspace as a top battleground today and in the future. That’s the argument from Shane Harris, staff writer at the Washington Post. He discussed the topic Monday with the…

  • Outcome of 13th Congressional District race could indicate who controls House

    N.C. 13th U.S. Congressional District (Southwestern half of Guilford County, and parts of Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Rowan, and Iredell counties.) • Ted Budd, Republican (first-term incumbent). Education: Appalachian State University, bachelor’s degree in business management. Wake Forest University, MBA. Dallas Theological Seminary, master’s in educational leadership. Career highlights: The Budd…

  • Weathering the storm through bold leadership 

    If we learned one thing during the devastation and recovery from Hurricanes Florence and Michael, it’s that setting aside more than $2 billion in savings for a rainy day was a very good idea. But that $2 billion didn’t just magically appear. It came from hard decisions, focused…