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You never know how much you miss something until it’s not there. Come back internet! Last week, I was working on an assignment that involved research on the web. Not long after I typed in … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s economy has enjoyed a substantial recovery from the depths of the COVID-19 downturn. Most businesses are back up and operating. So are schools and universities. … more
Drivers in North Carolina, particularly those here in Wayne County, have got to be among the worst, if not the worst in the entire country. Our highways have become near combat zones, frequented … more
It’s a word no one wants to hear. Cancer. It comes in many forms and invades your body at any time. I should know. I’ve lost relatives and my brother to cancer. I have one … more
Let’s take a break from politics and talk about the weather. Fall began Wednesday, which means 90-degree days are behind us. We’ll soon don sweaters and rake leaves. And people will … more
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Fall officially arrives Sept. 22. It’s finally here and the signs of the seasonal dress change are surfacing all around us. The county fair cranks up next week. Fields on the rural … more
School days. School days. Dear old golden rule days. Readin’ and ‘ritin’ and ‘rithmetic. Taught to the tune of a hickory stick. Those catchy lyrics — why … more
An increasing number of small-business owners are using their businesses to make political statements, even to the point of weaponizing their businesses to hurt or exclude those who disagree with … more
I thought I’d wait another week to write this column. Then again, I can’t wait. It’s county and state fair season! Just 15 days from now, the 72nd edition of the Wayne … more
A lot of folks, no matter the age, can hardly wait for hunting season to begin, Christmas to arrive or have a visit from the tooth fairy. But others suffer like a child waiting for Santa as oyster … more
Everyone is aware of their aunts and uncles, and the herd of cousins that all used to gather at grandma’s house on Sunday. At least they used to do that, but today it seems some children … more
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