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RALEIGH — Now that North Carolinians can put “First in Freedom” on their license plates, again, it’s worth taking a moment to remember key moments in American history when people from our state played an outsized role in the fight for … more
Today we received the news that our expected grandchild is going to be a boy. I can’t speak for his parents, but my wife and I are extremely excited. We would be no more or less excited had the news revealed a girl. I have experience with … more
Each time I walk through our dining room and see the old, wooden bread bowl that was made by my great-grandfather in the late 19th century, I think of all the bread that was made in it, as well as the physical work that was exerted over it. My … more
Well, as of this past week, the recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation cranked up yet another gear. PBS broadcast a special entitled “Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World.” I’ll leave comments … more
RALEIGH — While the nation focuses on Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey, North Carolina still doesn’t have the money it needs to rebuild from Hurricane Matthew. Yes, it’s been nearly a year since widespread flooding hit the eastern part … more
In 2003, I took a big risk: As the economy was in a rut, I opened a business. Like many Americans, the economic downturn made me want to take my future into my own hands. Some people made investments. Others saved more. I went into business for … more
There are a litany of events in the 1950s that gave rise to the civil rights movement of the ‘60s. Most of these events could be summed up in the quest of African-Americans to be granted all the rights afforded citizens under the Bill of Rights … more
RALEIGH — Democrats believe that their progressive policies would be best for North Carolina’s economy. Republicans believe their conservative ideas are the best recipe. For business executives, entrepreneurs and others who make private … more
So you think Donald Trump is losing. Flip this situation over an pretend you are one of those Hillary Clinton supporters. Here is the situation you are in. You have no leadership in your party, you lost the presidential elections, the numbers of … more
I was in line in Target not long ago and could not help but overhear the conversation of two people behind me. It wasn’t so much the topic of the conversation, but the tone of the conversation. These were two women talking about everyday … more
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