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Now I understand why my dad used to stay up all night and pace the living room floor when bad storms were expected. When you live by yourself with trees and power lines everywhere, you can’t … more
RALEIGH — During each election cycle, we are treated to an endless parade of politicians extolling freedom. Given how many of them subsequently vote to restrict our freedom, we have ample … more
It must be OK to complain, but why?  Nobody listens. Then it is pretty much a waste of time for all involved. As folks get older they appear to have much less tolerance for the chronic … more
The non-partisan watchdog Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has announced the results of its online poll for the 2021 Porker of the Year. The group does a masterful job of shining light on … more
I want to thank everyone for the prayers and kind words when I’ve seen you in public. It’s surreal living with cancer. The last part of my initial treatment, a radiation pill, was … more
To the editor: I am a resident of Mount Olive. I am coming to you with this issue because we need help and going to our current commissioners is not working. The south side [of town] is dying … more
In upstate New York, Council Rock Primary School Principal Matt Tappon declared that his students wouldn’t be singing “Jingle Bells” this past Christmas because it is potentially … more
RALEIGH - When the news broke on January 3 that one of North Carolina’s largest school districts, Cumberland County, was considering a shift to virtual instruction in response to rising case … more
Remember the first time you stepped into a historic building? I certainly do. During my early years in journalism, I enjoyed the perk of covering Atlantic Coast Conference … more
A few thoughts…. Just how long will town officials continue to let an absentee property owner stand in the way of the South Church Street sidewalk project? Diplomacy is certainly an … more
Chicken soup is a perfect penicillin. It’s a tried and true dish that cures your ails, even if you’re not sick. As I write this, today is a perfect example. It’s gloomy … more
Here’s a look at some predictions other, more knowledgeable people have made for 2022: • The tech site CNET says, “healthcare will never be the same post-pandemic. Expect … more
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