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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
Some days are just easier than others. I can’t remember how many times I heard my parents say that. I definitely agree with them. We’re getting into the short rows of … more
The older one gets, the more thankful they become for merely waking up and participating in another day. Thanksgiving this year was a quiet and peaceful one for me, and a good day for … more
My first and only bicycle during boyhood days was a J.C. Higgins from Sears Roebuck. As the holiday season quickly approaches, particularly Christmas, boyhood experiences that grew into cherished … more
Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Wow. It’s hard to believe we’re almost done with 2021. And I’m ready to see it go. I have a story I’d like to share that a few private … more
Thumbs Up The Dunn United Ministerial Association (DUMA) for once again hosting the “BIG Thanks GIVE Drive-Thru.” The event gives us an easy way to help the DUMA Food Pantry. It … more
There is so much about history that is absolutely fascinating. It gives us a view of the way folks in earlier times thought about things, how they lived and what their drams were about. … more
After an assignment not too long ago, I hopped in my car and headed back down Rones Chapel Road toward Mount Olive. The city limit speed sign came into view, followed by a faded brown marker that … more
It’s difficult to be optimistic about the price of gasoline when the nation’s energy secretary is merely hoping the price won’t hit $4 a gallon. No concrete solutions to tackle … more
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