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RALEIGH — As of November, North Carolina’s state government has some $4 billion in unreserved cash in its General Fund, plus well north of $1 billion in its rainy-day account and other … more
Greetings and happy holidays from the Wesley Smith Chapel Community and from Elder Kenneth and Mother Vesta Freeman and the St. Luke Church family. I pray and hope everyone had a safe Thanksgiving … more
Everyone most likely remembers in detail their favorite Christmas toy during their growing up years. Mine was a duck on wheels. The wings flapped and it quacked when it was pulled by a rope or … more
Board games used to be my thing, especially Monopoly. My cousins and I played it most of the time we gathered for either the holidays or family reunions. I always chose the shoe. Many times, … more
Winter weather is here and activity in the garden has slowed down. For gardening enthusiasts, their green thumbs might be itching to be outside doing something in the garden during this time of year. … more
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
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