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There is a story, some good and some bad, behind every death notice. The latest I read was disturbing. Years ago I coached a girl’s softball team in a city-sponsored recreation … more
Several years ago, a good friend of mine wrote a column on aging. He recalled his years as a catcher on the baseball diamond and how his bones had begun to creak and groan from all of those years … more
With the start of the New Year, many of us have New Year resolutions such as getting healthy, lose weight, reduce stress or start a new hobby. Gardening can be a way to accomplish many of these … more
I love my dog and am sure she loves me. She tolerates a lot. Mine is a stray rescue, maybe even a Godsend. She was sitting on my front porch one cold January morning four years ago. The … more
Remember my Hallmark ornament addiction? I’ve got a side story for you. If you’re anything like me and my cousin, Linda, you usually hit the department stores for those … more
As the holiday season is now behind us, many of us gardeners begin to dream of warm spring days when we can spend more time in our gardens. Take advantage of January to plan and ... more
Here is to hopes of happiness and good health to all as we move into another year facing unprecedented challenges. There are many things we know we face and there are also some unknowns. One … more
Cocktail in hand, I always sang “Auld Lang Syne” along with the crowd as the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. We’d raise our glasses and toast to a fresh 365 days … more
RALEIGH — When Democrats attack pro-growth tax reform as “trickle-down economics,” I can understand their rhetorical intent. But the charge is silly on multiple levels — … more
Christmas, for me, hasn’t been the same since my family passed away. I keep my Christmas tree up all year in memory of them because it was their favorite holiday. Especially for my … more
Pilfering sounds like an act of something associated with something dishonorable. In the story to follow you will find out it certainly is and comes with a price. Kind of like: ain’t … more
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
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