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Before the amazement of the electronic industry dramatically changed the world, the three months of summer vacation from school ranked right at the top with Christmas as the most important thing to … more
Boy, was I happy this past Thursday afternoon. Mother Nature finally unzipped the clouds and let the rain loose. Though it dampened my plans to cut my yard, the welcome moisture also washed … more
The University of North Carolina Tar Heels got to the Sweet 16 in a convincing manner. They kicked off their start with an impressive win over Marquette, a team ranked just a notch higher. It … more
I know Christmas was three months ago, but I’ve started working on my wish list for this year. And, I’m not sure if old Saint Nick has enough cash on hand. Last week, I wrote about … more
A University of Mount Olive student took time to explore the downtown district last week and asked me “why isn’t there more here?” Though the comment certainly didn’t fall … more
I will make it clear from the beginning that this is in no way any kind of political endorsement for the current town of Mount Olive elected administration. I do not do political endorsements of … more
A couple weeks ago in this column I mentioned that Igor Kholobayev, husband of my niece, Marilyn, was hoping to get his parents out of Kyiv, Ukraine (Marilyn is the daughter of my brother, Brent, and … more
For decades North Carolina has ranked near the bottom of all states in the country when it comes to the public’s right to know what went wrong when a government employee is transferred, demoted … more
I miss Sunday afternoons in the country. Mom and I would get home from church. I’d change into play clothes and aggravate my brother to play with him and his friends in our big side … more
The current invasion of the Ukraine by Russia has now escalated to nothing short of horror for the fleeing population caught in the crossfire. The fact that they are likely targeted intentionally … more
A downtown business venture is currently in the infant stage, but may very well turn out to be the catalyst that triggers a new day of dawning for Mount Olive’s downtown business … more
Somebody pinch me. I feel like I’m dreaming. More than a month ago, I had a full-body scan done after I took a radiation pill due to thyroid cancer. Both thyroids were removed surgically … more
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