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The legislature comes to Raleigh on Wednesday for the “short session” and opening day promises to be far more exciting than most years. Lawmakers will be greeted by crowds of teachers and … more
For years, conservatives have complained that liberals are controlling our colleges and universities, especially public ones, and squashing academic freedom. Now, it turns out that private donors are … more
HORN’S MILL In 1778, Henry Horn’s mill was on Contentnea Creek, presumably at the same site as Baker’s Hill about a half-mile S.W. of Horn’s Bridge. Horn’s Grist and Saw Mills on the … more
With the arrival of Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May, we look for ways to pay tribute to mothers around us as well as to motherhood around the world. In addition to paying tribute our … more
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. I have a number of friends who are teachers, some new teachers and some veterans. My grandmother was an elementary school teacher and retired almost 30 years … more
So in thinking about my mom this Mother’s Day, I was reminded about the time my mom locked me out of the house to face the neighborhood bullies … more
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and I encourage everyone, whether you have a child enrolled in school or not, to show your appreciation. We all depend on teachers to help prepare our youngest … more
What’s the nicest thing you can give a working wife with children on Mother’s Day? Answer — a week off, a week away from alarm clocks, cooking, cleaning, laundry, lunches and endless to-do … more
While visiting area elementary schools in recent weeks and hearing students discuss their plans for the summer, I know exactly what they are going through. After all, I was there myself just a few … more
Freedom of the press and the freedom to operate in a free and open market is critical to maintaining the ideals of liberty and democracy. Those points are unassailable. Going further, snarky, … more
RALEIGH — Legislators will be back in the state capital for their annual session on May 16, but it feels like they never left. This year’s legislative off-season featured multiple special … more
“For my people standing, stirring, trying to fashion a better way from confusion and hypocrisy” and hate and all forms of undemocratic and un-American rhetoric, let a network and a news broadcast … more
The selection of Peter Hans to head the North Carolina Community College System was expected, especially after it became known that Gov. Roy Cooper, House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President Pro … more
RALEIGH — There is a familiar kind of political argument that goes something like this: “I know we are politically divided. I think that partisanship has its place — but surely there is no need … more
Dear Facebook, I know you’ve been under fire lately due to the Cambridge Analytica scandal (and the fact that your gobzillionaire CEO Mark Zukerberg is reacting like a 16-year-old who just got … more
The Final Four is over; now it’s time for the “final 20.” What sport is this, you say? It’s for the “Amazon Cup” — the 50,000 job, multi-billion dollar investment for the cyber … more
Get this: the average American can’t get through the day without cursing. So is the finding of a recent 9Round Kickbox Fitness survey, as reported in the New York Post. Why are Americans … more
One of Wilson’s treasures, the Oliver Nestus Freeman Roundhouse Museum, has gained attention and popularity in recent years. Located at the corner of Hines and Nash streets, the round stone … more
WILLIAM D. LUCAS William Daniel Lucas, son of William and Eveline Lucas, was born in 1845 a little west of Lucama, in what is now Wilson County. At the age of 17 he ran away from home and joined … more
It’s a running joke in our house that I like what is termed “yacht rock.” A few years ago, it was called “soft rock” and was pretty much what the middle-aged former listeners of harder rock … more
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