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There is a dire need to preserve our past through the wealth of firsthand knowledge of our senior citizens. Once they pass they carry evidence of earlier times as it unfolded and it is gone … more
RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper insists that Medicaid expansion be part of North Carolina’s budget deal for 2019-20. Republican leaders of the legislature disagree. That’s the main reason why state … more
‘One of the best mayors the town ever had’ To the editor: This is a little memo relating to the late Dick Lewis. In reading his obituary, I noted that there was an omission from what was … more
There are a lot of things kids of today are being shortchanged of in their delicate growing up days. Baseball, the longtime sport of America is one of them. Baseball, hot dogs and the national … more
Local government leaders who lobbied to make police body camera video confidential might lack the stomach for secrecy when loose lips could land them behind bars. In a fascinating legal twist, … more
When I think of the word average, if I can be honest, I think of not good enough. Who wants to be average? No one, right? Well, under the circumstances I’m about to lay out, I’ll take being … more
Propagating houseplants can be a fun and easy way to have more plants or share plants with family and fellow gardening friends. Propagating houseplants does not require any special material or … more
When I think of the state of things, these words come to mind: chaotic, disgusting, outrageous, unacceptable, insanity, and on and on. It could continue, but words are only words. Talk is … more
It’s good to hear Republicans finally acknowledge the danger from white supremacy. But focusing on that motive alone is another way to talk around the main cause of mass shootings – easy access … more
A murderous madness broke out in America the weekend of Aug. 3, extending from El Paso, Texas, to Dayton, Ohio, 13 hours later. Two shootings, two inexplicable events. Many dead. This is a shock … more
The daily introduction to the rest of the world begins to unravel early for me, often even before the sun rises, depending upon the time of the year. And, that is seven days a week. In order to … more
As the fall sports at the local high schools have already kicked off, I couldn’t help but take a moment of reflection and think about what the last year was like. I never wrote an introduction … more
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