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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
Sometimes you just have to burn a few brain cells. In my case, it’s probably not a good idea. There are days that I listen to music on my iPhone when I get home. Other days, I turn on … more
Here’s what Forbes magazine reported earlier this month: “In 25 major U.S. cities across the country, officials have already cut – or have proposed cutting — funds from … more
Each day I turn onto the road toward my house, I quickly glance at vibrant green tobacco, corn and bean fields. I can imagine farmers are eager to harvest their crops and enjoy a good return … more
Someone said they had “built-in” radar and that it was impossible to hit them with a rock. There is an endless supply of rocks along the railroad tracks, and it is the perfect … more
This must be Opposite Week because I found myself — at least partially — agreeing with something said by socialist grandstander Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She was criticizing Amazon … more
No one appreciates and enjoys history more than I, which includes old homes and buildings that once were at the top of anyone’s ladder. However, there comes a time when one has to be … more
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