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ENOS NORVILLE On Oct. 18, 1809, Joshua B. Eason of Edgecombe County sold Enos Norville Sr., for 225 current N.C. money 382 acres on both sides of Ward’s Run, adjoining Amos Johnston, William … more
Our grandparents’ farm in Anson County was a wondrous place for my siblings and me, just as it was for our numerous cousins and other relatives who lived in that area of western North … more
I have been on vacation this week and it has been pretty nice. We didn’t go anywhere this summer and we chose to have a “staycation.” A staycation, for the two people out there who have … more
Last week I got pulled into some quick “fix-it man” service when my cousin from New Jersey found himself unable to complete his own to-do list. He got to the family beach cottage for his two-week … more
RALEIGH — In North Carolina politics, Democrats dominate urban areas while Republicans win suburban and rural voters. Outcomes are determined largely by which counties have the highest turnout in a … more
The issue of international trade — particularly with the world’s largest nation, China — has been much in the news of late. In Washington, the Trump administration continues to pursue a … more
You can always count on the neocons in Congress to ignore reality, ignore evidence and ignore common sense in their endless drive to get us involved in another war. Last week, for example, Sens. … more
Obama’s astonishing takeover of the automobile industry was accomplished through a process even more corrupt than his takeover of the health care sector. While both involved backroom deals, the … more
In early August, Facebook and other social media services banned content from radio and internet shock jock Alex Jones. Surprising? No. Jones’s number was due to come up. The big players in … more
In a recent column, we mentioned some facts related to 1950s and 1960s television shows that included some medium-difficulty trivia questions. A reader contacted me and said he enjoyed the … more
With summer drawing to a close, it will soon be time to focus on getting back into more “normal” routines. Afterschool practices, homework, carpool duties and the like become the order of the day … more
Just as more private-sector organizations are calling telecommuting workers back to the office, two politicians in Washington hope to encourage federal agencies to allow more government employees to … more
Most of this column is going to be copied from another writer. He knew how to say what I want to tell you much better than I. While I am at it, let me confess that most of what I write for you … more
Once, August was a tranquil time on Capitol Hill. But that’s no longer the case. After months of contentious wrangling over health care, taxes, tariffs, Supreme Court appointments and … more
Trump is still being Trump. Whether he’s holding his stand-up political rallies in Wilkes-Barre or Ohio, or delivering his incendiary early-morning tweet storms, he’s not going to change his … more
From play to passion to profession, dance has been at the center of Caitlin Privette’s life and the new owner of Toe 2 Toe Dance hopes to share it with others. more
RALEIGH — I’d have structured it a bit differently and combined it with budget cuts. But even as is, the federal tax reform enacted by Congress and signed by President Trump will enhance economic … more
Imagine getting a raise, and you didn’t even have to ask the boss for it. That’s what taxpayers nationwide can anticipate. In fact, many are already seeing more money. Tax experts at The … more
If the UNC Board of Governors meetings were broadcast, they would become the top-rated reality show on TV. There’s something for everyone — humor, pathos, conflict and, occasionally, a nugget of … more
Since its creation in 1989, the North Carolina Rural Center has been investing in North Carolina’s rural economic backbone: our state’s small-business owners. Recently, we doubled down on that … more
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