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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
Lately, I have been expending a great deal of time, energy and creativity putting together very concise events geared primarily for children. In the process, I have had reiterated a lesson I had … more
Last summer I attended an outdoor wedding at a beautiful, restored 19th-century home in Edgecombe County. The owners of the home, the bride’s grandparents, had worked on the home for years, keeping … more
WILLIAM BREWER On Nov. 20, 1769, Burwell Brewer of Halifax County sold William Brewer of Johnston County for 110 Proclamation Money 325 acres “on the back side of the falls of Nuce River” … more
These days, a lot of us middle-aged and older folks struggle with the constantly changing technology which, while designed to be a convenience, has become more of an intrusive burden. As mentioned in … more
North Carolina is rightly proud of being “First in Flight.” The Wright Brothers used our state as a launching pad into a new age of aviation and travel. Unfortunately, when it comes to health … more
On July 30, National Public Radio reports, “[a] coalition of attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration ... to stop a … more
I used to think it kind of funny to hear elderly protesters say, “Keep the government out of my Medicare,” because Medicare is a government program. But once I hit the magic age and my own … more
Most of today’s schoolchildren are no longer required to spell words correctly as part of the educational process as was once the case. Furthermore, instead of using actual words and sentences … more
August has finally arrived. The eighth month of the year that brings hot temperatures, last-minute summer vacations and the dreaded back-to-school routines. My son Owen starts kindergarten this year, … more
President Trump’s recent tweets expressing displeasure with the Federal Reserve’s (minor) interest rate increases led to accusations that President Trump is undermining the Federal Reserve’s … more
“Ninety percent of media coverage of my administration is negative, despite the tremendously positive results we are achieving.” No need to check the math in President Trump’s recent tweet. … more
Two Shoppes at Brentwood businesses have recently undergone changes in ownership and branding, and both say they’ve heard positive reactions from customers. Jon and Rhonda Anderson were loyal … more
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