Archive - Perspectives
May 4th, 2012
The marriage amendment is not about or intended to discriminate. It is about preserving and protecting an institution that has existed for almost thousands of years.
After almost eight months of my wifeâ€™s pregnancy, weâ€™ve been through a few educational adventures in furniture assembly, nursery preparation and wardrobe navigation. Iâ€™ve even read up a little on being a good daddy-to-be courtesy â€śThe Cavemanâ€™s Pregnancy Companion: A survival guide for expectant fathers.â€ť
OK, well Iâ€™ve read most of it. Err ... would you buy ... some of it?
Dear People of God:
We write to you as Bishops Diocesan of the three Dioceses of The Episcopal Church in North Carolina to share our opposition to the stateâ€™s proposed constitutional amendment, Senate Bill 514, also known as Amendment One. We do so as followers of Jesus Christ, as Bishops in The Episcopal Church, and as citizens of our state and nation.
I am 21 years old. I went through 13 years of school in Catawba County Schools, plus two more at CVCC. I now attend Appalachian State.
Through all my years of school, history has shown me that groups of people have always fought for equal rights.
Darts this week to the Catawba County Board of Commissioners for departing from leadersâ€™ elected duty of governing our county and instead taking a partisan action that is nothing more than an attempt to spotlight a hot-button issue on this yearâ€™s statewide ballots.
An old friend back in Alabama was once well-known for growing the best tomatoes in the Birmingham Metro, but it took a lot of work.
The U.S. Postal Service letter carriers in Catawba County had an extra burden this weekend, but I know their efforts in delivering an edition of The Observer News Enterprise jam-packed with news and information will benefit our readers greatly.
While the rest of Newton is preoccupied with the cityâ€™s alleged feral cat problem, Iâ€™ve witnessed a far more hair-raising animal issue lately.
Thatâ€™s right, squirrels abused by vehicles large and small and, in at least one case, an unfriendly feline along North Main Avenue.