Opinion

Sound Off, Sept. 23, 2013

Kudos to Alan Jordan for removing Hood Richardson from the jail after another incident. Everywhere this guy goes — the narcissistic boor — there seems ... Read more

Sound Off, Sept. 22, 2013

Well, now we know how they really, really stand and how they really feel about the people of North Carolina. Our elected officials—Richard Burr, Walter ... Read more

Sound Off, Sept. 6, 2013

  Let’s get this straight, the group wanting to take over the waterfront is only going to look after from the sidewalk to the water? ... Read more

A challenge for cheaters

The majority of you have been cheating. A recent survey said 91 percent of Americans do work-related tasks off the clock. Thirty-seven percent spent more ... Read more

Seeking beneficial solutions

That unsightly, floating green mess on Jack’s Creek isn’t algae or scum. It’s aquatic vegetation known as duckweed. What might look terrible to us is ... Read more

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Columns

Write Again . . . An unsettling experience

My aim is to get this right. That is, my intention is to simply, thoughtfully, present the facts, describe the situation, in an objective manner. ... Read more

Eat Right to Protect Your Kidneys

March is designated not only as National Nutrition Month, but also National Kidney Month. Food can be considered medicine and likewise, food choices decrease the ... Read more

My hemorrhoids are killing me

Alright, it’s okay to chuckle at that headline. But in reality hemorrhoids CAN kill you! What?  Are you serious?  Perhaps you always thought hemorrhoids were ... Read more

Write Again . . . We became one heartbeat

We all called him “Lip.” His last name was Lipscomb. More properly, and in a different setting, he would have been called Sergeant Lipscomb. Or ... Read more

HEALTH BEAT: Help your family spring off the couch and into motion

Spring is upon us, and if you have been considering trying to help your family be more active, now is a great time. Not only ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: March 27, 2015

To the Editor, As a journalism student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I’ve heard the horror stories of newspapers that have ... Read more

Letter to the Editor: March 17, 2015

To the Editor, When I was a teenager my parents taught me how to drive and at that time you needed to learn on a ... Read more

Letter to the Editor: March 15, 2015

To the Editor: It is a unique experience to go on safari and see the “big five.“ It’s so unique that most of us will ... Read more

Jail Fail fail, March 10, 2015

To the Editor: The front page of the WDN on Feb. 15, 2015, displayed a headline entitled “JAIL FAIL” superimposed on a photo of the ... Read more

The transition of F. Ray Moore Oil Company propane operations

To the Editor: On Dec. 16, 2014, we at Suburban Propane officially — and excitedly — joined the Washington community. We’re assuming the propane operations ... Read more