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Sometimes I wonder how I ever lived without cable TV. Or live streaming TV, for that matter. Since their inception, I’ve become hooked on numerous channels, but have paid close attention to … more
Just when and who had the audacity or even the right to change the name of our meals? In our part of the world what we refer to today as dinner was called supper. It still is at my house. Get … more
Sometimes you can find the coolest things in the oddest places. I’m not saying that Books A Million is odd, by any means. But on my last visit, I found an “old … more
From his childhood to adulthood, Donald Faison was well behaved, polite, and a gentleman at all times. He was respected and respectful to all youth and adults. He never bragged about his many … more
We are all aware of how protective and aggressive a mama bear can be about her little baby cubs. But, guess what? Human mamas can be just as protective and aggressive, if not worse. If you … more
I love August. But I don’t like the heat, oppressive humidity and late-evening thunder boomers that shake your house. What I do like is sitting on my sofa in the comfort of air … more
There is always something good to come out of what is bad. Locally, anytime there is a sewage spill from the town’s wastewater treatment facility it is bad news. The weekend before last, … more
Summer is a great time of year. I’m sure we all wouldn’t miss the heat and humidity. Usually about this time of year, during my younger years, my mom and her sisters always had a … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s state government has a multi-billion-dollar surplus. Its enormity has multiple causes: past spending discipline, revenue growth from a resurgent economy, and … more
The upkeep of a cemetery reveals a lot about the town where it is located. The maintenance upkeep of Mount Olive’s cemeteries is nothing short of disgraceful. This sends out a directive … more
A couple of weeks ago, I passed the magazine section at a local store and stopped to look for the 2021 editions of preseason college football publications. They hadn’t arrived. But … more
It never fails. A daily grip of horrid humidity as only eastern North Carolina can produce always triggers thoughts on the approach of autumn and cooler weather. We are far from out of the … more
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