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It’s the time of year that brings a fond remembrance for folks of my generation and those from the generations slightly before. When we were younger, we were not blessed with the internet. We had … more
I wonder if Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar knew what they were getting us into 2,000 years ago. Those are the traditional names of the three wise men who decided it would be impolite to show up … more
‘Tis the season for Christmas parades in the area, and I get to cover a few of them as a reporter. It’s usually an easy, fun gig. People are happy and excited to see their friends and loved … more
As we observe Pearl Harbor Day, we remember North Carolina’s role in World War II. Our state boasts a large military presence today, most of which developed during the war. None of our historical … more
RALEIGH — In response to the toppling in August of the Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chancellor Carol Folt and other UNC leaders have proposed a … more
After a week of insisting that a meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Argentina was going to happen, President Trump at the last minute sent out a tweet explaining that due to a … more
We all woke up Saturday morning to the news that President George H. W. Bush had died, the man many of us called “Papa Bush” to differentiate him from his son. And whereas the son is now, with … more
Unless you live under a rock (and probably even if you do), you’ve noticed the death of George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st president of the United States, on Nov. 30, at age 94. You’ve probably … more
The first of November marked the beginning of open enrollment for 2019 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Since debuting in 2013, the Health Insurance Marketplace has … more
It’s almost Christmastime and that means, among other things, a break from school, time off from work, giving and receiving gifts, eating lots of goodies and fellowship with friends and … more
Is President Donald J. Trump pulling back on his bombastic behaviors? Is he ready to turn on or stand up to Vladimir Putin? Can he make amends for the lies he’s told to the American people? Can he … more
A new Wilson business has an international flair that pays tribute to the owner’s heritage. Ali Alshohatee opened Middle East Grocery in October in an effort to bring new flavors and products to … more
“There should be an historic plaque in Chapel Hill honoring George Bush.” On the day after the former president’s death, Chapel Hill lawyer and chairman of the town’s historic district … more
Over the last couple of weeks, students and teachers alike have been overwhelmed by the ever-changing exam schedule. Instead of reviewing for the month of December and testing after winter break in … more
RALEIGH — How should we respond to the urban-rural divide? The question has legions of politicians, scholars, journalists and businesses scrambling for answers. I respect their efforts. But I … more
Thanksgiving is over; can I say it now? It’s Christmastime! For most of us, Christmas is the most expensive holiday of the year. In our family, the month of December is especially a pricey one, … more
On Nov. 15, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced new measures regulating the sale of products that seem to reduce the negative health effects of nicotine addiction — … more
I know this is probably going to result in a “well, duh!” moment from a lot of you. I guess it’s time for me to finally accept my title of Master of the Obvious, and I will gladly do so. I’m … more
Those of you who are looking for a great farmers market might consider visiting the Raleigh Farmers Market on Agriculture Street. This market, which is open year-round, has a wide variety of … more
As I get older, I find that irony more and more invades the landscape of everyday life. Usually the ironic results in those contradictions that are more humorous than harmful, like that person who … more
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