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In earlier days, every young’un in the neighborhood had a secret place where plum trees grew and provided their summertime fruit. They grew wild everywhere and were abundant beside roads, … more
One of the coolest things about traveling to out-of-town assignments is roaming country roads. Though you pay attention to the highway, you can’t help but glance when something catches your … more
The verbal pros and cons of the COVID vaccination appear to me to be somewhat of a waste of time. It is rather obvious the vaccinations have had a tremendous impact on the numbers. They are on … more
“We’re hiring.” I see the signs everywhere I drive these days. Yet, businesses are struggling to find workers. One waitress I recently spoke to said despite reopening 100%, … more
Most Americans respectfully pause on Memorial Day to silently remember why we are a free nation. Quite simply, it is because other Americans before us died in our defense. They gave the … more
Driving into downtown Mount Olive last week, I took a little extra time to cross over the railroad track before I turned onto North Center Street. I looked at the mural that depicts the … more
You have all heard “if it goes around it comes back.” It does. Everyone remembers their first school and church and girlfriend, but probably at the realistic top of the list was … more
Dad backed “Lula Belle” to the front door. He popped the tailgate and it squeaked under his weight as he climbed into the back of the truck. My brother hopped on and helped him … more
You are darn right I am proud to be an American. I would take up arms again if the need surfaced. The reason for the spark of sudden patriotism came as I recently watched on television the … more
I don’t see how you married guys do it. I’m not talking about working, putting food on the table, tucking your kids in bed at night, planning a date night with your wife or saving … more
RALEIGH — According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans of Filipino descent had a median household income of just over $100,000 in 2019. The median household income of white Americans that … more
There are several preferences as to which of the dressings is the best to use for making a banana sandwich. Some prefer Miracle Whip Salad Dressing, while others testify nothing even comes close … more
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