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Most Americans respectfully pause on Memorial Day to silently remember why we are a free nation. Quite simply, it is because other Americans before us died in our defense. They gave the … more
Driving into downtown Mount Olive last week, I took a little extra time to cross over the railroad track before I turned onto North Center Street. I looked at the mural that depicts the … more
You are darn right I am proud to be an American. I would take up arms again if the need surfaced. The reason for the spark of sudden patriotism came as I recently watched on television the … more
I don’t see how you married guys do it. I’m not talking about working, putting food on the table, tucking your kids in bed at night, planning a date night with your wife or saving … more
RALEIGH — According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans of Filipino descent had a median household income of just over $100,000 in 2019. The median household income of white Americans that … more
There are several preferences as to which of the dressings is the best to use for making a banana sandwich. Some prefer Miracle Whip Salad Dressing, while others testify nothing even comes close … more
Many of you, like me, are missing a special person in your life this week. And though it’s been a tough few days, I feel blessed. Every morning when I wake up, I turn on my phone and see … more
The smells of spring go far beyond that of flowers in bloom and tilled soil. It is also the burning of leaves and limbs left from the winter, and folks cranking up grills for some backyard … more
I talked a little bit about my affinity for history in a previous column. After a spirited conversation with a well-respected athletic coach, I decided to continue — in a different … more
May is here and are gardens are coming alive. Below are some tips for what you can do in your garden and landscape during the month of May: more
Remember your first bicycle? Mine was a J.C. Higgins and it came from Sears & Roebuck in downtown Goldsboro. I was a fifth-grader at William Street School, and one proud young’un the … more
During my formative years, I couldn’t get enough of the Funk & Wagnalls encyclopedia set that graced my parent’s bookcase. I’d pick a letter and dive into that book for … more
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