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The other day, I had realized I had lost a button on the sleeve of my navy blazer. I know how to sew one on, so I asked my wife if she could get me a button. She told me she would check and see if … more
“Black Panther,” the Marvel movie, is an absolute hit even as I write this during the first week of its release. By the time this article shows up in the paper, there will have been a number … more
In the wake of last month’s mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, new heroes have emerged. They are the young men and women who survived and have made their horrifying experience a defining moment in … more
The recently passed big-spending budget deal’s failure to generate significant opposition from the “tea party” has led some to pen obituaries for this once-powerful movement. These commentators … more
RALEIGH — Before the advent of the automobile — and thus before the advent of car and gas taxes to fund surface transportation — North Carolina and other states had public roads. They were … more
It’s been exactly a decade since William F. Buckley Jr. died. Yet, surveying the ideological landscape, it feels more like a century. Watch an episode of his program “Firing Line,” and … more
While changing TV channels recently trying to find something worth watching, I came upon a panel of so-called experts discussing violence in sports, centering mainly on football and how the sport … more
RALEIGH — With an unpopular president in the White House, a spate of incumbent retirements in competitive seats and a relentless drumbeat of media hits against them, Republicans are clearly heading … more
“I don’t think either party is answering people’s deepest concerns and needs,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich said in a Feb. 25 interview on ABC News’s “This Week.” “I don’t think it’s … more
President Donald Trump tossed out some wacky nonsense about arming teachers, which encouraged the press and public to go nuts debating this ludicrous suggestion, totally ignoring commonsense remedies … more
RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper wants to take politics out of the redistricting process, but he also thinks he should control elections administration in North Carolina. Legislative Republicans, … more
We live in a country where liberals are constantly working to get rid of things that were once sacred to America. They've taken God out of our public schools. They've politicized and … more
Some years ago a simple study was conducted to discover the effects of a fence around a playground and the consequent impact it would have on preschool children. Teachers were to take their children … more
“She was hysterical and screaming. I tried to comfort her.” A young girl in Northern Ireland had just witnessed four female prison guards being mowed down by terrorist gunfire in front of her … more
“Prayers and condolences are no longer enough,” chanted students gathered in Raleigh to protest gun violence. Their message was clear: Our nation has seen too many incidents of school … more
I have several online accounts that I use a few times year and not once have I gained access without first trying several passwords and then clicking “Forgot Password” to begin the damnable … more
Older people of today remember them all right: those heavy Sears, Roebuck catalogs that arrived free of charge each year and enticed families to order clothing, household items and hundreds of other … more
YELVERTON FAMILY “Harrison Yelverton who lived in Goldsboro until his death,” I am informed, “visited the ancestral home in England, met the relatives there and had a complete Family Tree. I … more
When one looks at the Christian faith, there is no disagreement that THE salvific moment told in the Bible is what happens at Easter. It is the biggie no matter what denomination one might come from, … more
I’m probably not going to be too popular after this. The truth is, I really don’t care. What’s going to happen is a lot of you will agree with me. A lot of you will agree with me and not … more
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