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RALEIGH — Despite the current spike in COVID-19 infections and deaths, there is good news on the not-so-distant horizon. Three effective vaccines are in the pipeline. Some North Carolinians … more
RALEIGH — If the Republican Party were only the party of white men, it would never win an election. When discussing electoral matters, we all tend to use the political equivalent of … more
Who wants a second stimulus check? I certainly do. And I know who could profit most — the “mom-and-pop” shops that have struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic that’s … more
Beanie weenies, Vienna sausage, potted meat and square nabs — I have lived off them for a lot of years for a lot of reasons. Hundreds of times I was fishing or camping along the Neuse River … more
In December our minds are probably more on preparing for the holidays than working in the garden. If you need a break from the holiday rush, use these tips to guide you in the garden: Trees, … more
For many people in our area, the first fall frost of the season usually means that it is time to include collards with our fall meals. There is something about that first frost that people say makes … more
One of the great things about gardening is everyone can incorporate their own styles by selecting plants and features they enjoy. However, there are some common mistakes in the landscape everyone … more
Just last week most Americans paused to honor the veterans who — over the years of this country’s history — gave all in the efforts to preserve the nation. And, just last week, … more
My living room looks like it’s been invaded by Santa’s elves. A large Christmas tree sits in front of my fireplace. Hogwarts Castle and Harry Potter ornaments sit on one … more
RALEIGH — In 2020, North Carolina Republicans and Democrats took their respective cases to the public. Each party asked voters to put them fully in charge of North Carolina government. The … more
It is over now. Americans have spoken. They elected a new president to lead us another four years. Bottom line — voting in a free election is the core of democracy. Now it is time … more
Nearly one year ago today I stood at attention and saluted the American flag before a state championship game in Fayetteville. When the national anthem ended, a gentlemen said “thank you for … more
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