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I am a lifelong North Carolinian, born and raised in Wilson. Now I’m a full-time student at UNC-Greensboro, where I study economics, am a member of a fraternity and play trumpet in many on-campus bands. I am also a transgender man. Last … more
Unfortunately, the majority Republicans have lost their way and reason. Their party leader has and is taking them backward while going astray and crazy. While one should not kick another while down or make progress or profit on others’ … more
RALEIGH — Drivers who pass stopped school buses could get fined up to $1,000 under a bill that Gov. Roy Cooper signed on July 25 — but the hefty fine isn’t why legislators from both parties opposed the measure. The technology is … more
RALEIGH — During the 2016-17 academic year, nearly one out of five North Carolina children were educated in settings other than district-run public schools. In Wake County and some other urban areas, the percentage was even higher. What … more
Sometimes in our part of the country, as well as in just about all places, we need to protect ourselves from the elements with headgear. It is interesting to think about the countless styles and shapes of hats, scarves, visors, etc. that have come … more
The other night, while cooking dinner, I asked my wife for something — I think it was a potato peeler — and she looked at me like I had three heads. You know the apparatus I speak of. It has a wide handle, usually metal and bowed and … more
With the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation approaching this October, it has become abundantly clear how many influences are so very current and relevant for our culture today. In last week’s column, I used a … more
RALEIGH — While the legislature debated the state lottery years ago, a veteran lobbyist dismissed my argument that it would amount to state-sponsored gambling. “Any fool knows that the odds of winning the lottery are so bad that you … more
The government of the United States is not a gyroscope or a merry-go-round. President Trump is acting like both. Without a political ideology and nothing else that relates one to a pattern of governing and nothing that directs your words and … more
RALEIGH — When Gov. Roy Cooper recently rolled out his new initiative to “Break The Majority” in the Republican-controlled legislature, his first interview wasn’t with a North Carolina news outlet. It was with Politico … more
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