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Mount Olive needs a farmer’s market in the downtown area, and in these difficult times it would be a great service to citizens. Efforts are underway by town-elected officials to do just … more
Here’s a welcomed follow-up to my May 13 column, “Orwell tried to warn us”: The Department of Homeland Security’s planned Disinformation Governance Board has been … more
THUMBS UP The dedicated men and women of the U.S. Post Office for diligently delivering untold tons of kindling, bird cage liner and future compost in the form of political campaign mailers over … more
Results of last week’s local election sent out a clear message of dissatisfaction. Voters nearly ousted an incumbent mayor. Mayor Ken Talton managed to win by a mere 13 votes over … more
The old yellow bus rolled down the highway. The driver rounded a curve, slowed down and I could see the “stop” sign appear out of my window. Seconds later, the doors opened and I … more
Remember the “church key” everyone used to carry around with them, especially the young people? It was in the days before the quick lift tabs we see on cans today. The church key … more
The old days are long gone never to be lived again. It’s a life lesson the older generation learns, especially those who grew up in Mount Olive.Steve Wiggins recalls that time. He used to … more
 I haven’t yet commented on President Biden’s new “Disinformation Governance Board” because it surely can’t be as bad — as dystopian — as it sounded … more
It had been a little more than a year since my 70-pound fur baby had been to the groomer. Groomers are getting more difficult to find. I have been looking for one for several months since the … more
Some of you may remember the story of New York Times staffer Bari Weiss who made a very public departure from the paper in 2020. She posted her resignation letter online; in it, she said the … more
May is a difficult month in my one-person household. Mother’s Day just passed. More than 60 years ago, my late parents said “I do” this month. Then you have Memorial Day … more
Who out there learned to swim in the creek, farm pond or river during your romping and climbing the hillside days? Most of my generation did because mud holes were too shallow and it was the way … more
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