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No one, even Scrooge, can rightfully claim that the Christmas holidays are not the most wonderful time of the year. The two-week break from school, Santa’s visit, and running around with … more
Learning the game of baseball in the early days was a world away from the organized levels of today. The learning in Little League action today covers it all — good coaching, good facilities … more
In just a few days, 2021 becomes 2022. We all wonder what the new year brings. A majority of us make traditional resolutions. We decide to eat better, lose weight, work out, be a better role … more
She was 12 years old and an active member of the Girl Scouts. Her obituary was in her hometown newspaper a few weeks ago. When we met it was an accident, and under some wild and daring … more
Old Saint Nick visits in three days. What has been your most memorable Christmas moment? About a month into my senior year of high school, we ordered graduation gear — caps, gown, tassel, … more
Is it just me or does it seem like Father Time mashes the gas pedal a little harder when Dec. 1 rolls around each year? Traffic has picked up in certain places. Drivers weave in and out of lanes, … more
When Bob Dole died Dec. 5 at age 98, America lost one of our great leaders. World War II hero, congressman, U.S. senator, Senate majority leader, Republican presidential nominee. We all know at least … more
What happened to the days when people valued their job, and when students graduated from high school, speaking an English language we all could understand? Today, half of our folks don’t … more
The General Assembly and Gov. Roy Cooper deserve an attaboy for passing and signing North Carolina’s first state budget since 2018. But they also deserve a few raised eyebrows for some of … more
The part of giving that always comes with Christmas came early to Mount Olive last week. It surfaced right in the face of what could have been a disaster at the worst time of the year. It was a … more
I keep my Christmas tree up all year in memory of my family since it was our favorite holiday. We’d spend Christmas Eve watching classic movies. On Christmas morning, the aroma of … more
The dubiously named “Build Back Better” or BBB legislation, passed by the House this month calls for buyers of electric cars, or EVs, to get up to $12,500 in tax credits. And a couple can … more
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