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Author, businessman and decorated Marine veteran Karl Marlantes wrote, “When the peace treaty is signed, the war isn’t over for the veterans, or the family. It’s just starting.” In 1968, at the age of 23, he volunteered … more
They didn’t just underestimate Donald Trump. The doubters discounted the populist movement that swept him into office. Pollsters, pundits and the press believed Hillary Clinton would coast to victory in Tuesday’s presidential … more
On Election Day, we as Americans we are compelled to vote — or not. That is just one of the beauties of being an American. We are free to cast ballots for the candidate each individual chooses to select. Or, we can avoid the polling places … more
Think your vote doesn’t matter? Think again. North Carolina is a battleground state, and its 15 electoral votes could make the difference between a Hillary Clinton presidency and a come-from-behind Donald Trump … more
On Tuesday, the lambs at long last claim dominion over the wolves. The incessant growling, the promises and threats and all the vulgarity that has made Americans embarrassed to sit in front of their televisions with their children will be … more
It’s not a prank, a protest or political activism. Plain and simple, it’s a crime. Thieves tiptoed onto private property this week and snatched political signs out of numerous Wilson County residents’ yards. Perpetrators … more
North Carolina is known as the Tar Heel State, but it has earned another moniker during this year’s crazy election cycle — “The Checkmate State.” The Hillary Clinton presidential campaign hung that nickname on the state … more
After Hurricane Floyd’s flooding devastated parts of eastern North Carolina in 1999, an expert on disasters said the recovery would take 10 years. Less than a month after Hurricane Matthew, the storm’s toll has faded from the news … more
The expression “perfect storm” is a little overused these days. It means that a confluence of events is in play at just the correct moment to create a nightmare scenario in something that might otherwise be ordinary. For elections … more
LaMonte Armstrong, although innocent, was convicted of murder and imprisoned for 17 years because of evidence contrived by Greensboro police. He’s been free for four years, thanks to the Duke University Law School Wrongful Convictions Unit. … more
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