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I am positive my wife thinks I am the most forgetful man on the planet. I’m not, really. Sure, I forget little things once in a great while. I once got into the car without my dentures in and caught myself, so I went back into the house and … more
RALEIGH — See if you can follow this logic. The Faculty Assembly of the University of North Carolina has just asked a regional accreditation board to investigate recent policy disputes involving the UNC system. If the accreditors conclude that … more
It’s the kind of thing you should expect when you elect a proven-corrupt, incompetent governor, such as North Carolina’s bumbling mess, Roy Cooper. Cooper took office after a skin-tight, dubious victory over Gov. Pat McCrory and … more
Over a century ago, the United States of America went through a divisive and bloody Civil War that separated the people of this nation bone from marrow. It split friends, families and eventually the nation itself as a line was drawn dividing the … more
Will President Donald Trump remember George Washington when we celebrate Presidents’ Day today? Here is some help for him with thoughts from a column I wrote earlier. When I was growing up, Feb. 22 — Washington’s birthday … more
I am so fortunate to live in a community that genuinely cares and helps each other. In recent weeks I have been both humbled and honored by two recognitions bestowed on me. Thank you to those involved in selecting me with the Chamber of Commerce … more
The sky belongs to all of us, and the children in my neighborhood knew it when we were growing up. We paid a lot of attention to the sky, sometimes by lying on the ground, gazing upward, talking, dreaming and imagining what all was really up … more
RALEIGH — The recent appointment of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos exhibited much that is destructive, even demented, about our current political discourse. While objections to her lack of experience in government were … more
It is perhaps symbolic that the North Carolina legislature is one of only three in the country with its own building — and not just any building, but one designed by the same architect responsible for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts … more
RALEIGH — Do governors and state legislators really have much to do with the performance of state economies? If governors and state legislators are to be believed, their policies are responsible for all good economic news — and rarely … more
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