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What exactly is homemaking? Answers to this question are numerous. Most people think of homemaking as the intricacies of managing a home and creating a nurturing atmosphere for a family. Early in the 20th century, the Cooperative Extension … more
I don’t really have a specific topic for this week’s column. Sometimes, it’s hard to come up with something each week. As mentioned before, I don’t have a surplus of columns that I can reach into and pull out a gem when I … more
If you know me at all, you knew eventually it was going to happen. Somehow I was going to tie my discussion about the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and the writings, thought and influence of Martin Luther’s vigilante … more
RALEIGH — William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and a key orchestrator of protests against Republicans in the Tar Heel State, is a minister. He serves as pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in … more
RALEIGH — A fellow reporter and I tried recently to make a list of N.C. legislators who have traditional, 9-to-5 jobs. Our list was short. Few can balance the legislature’s grueling schedule with the demands of a boss and set hours. … more
“When I get to Washington, I’m going to ‘drain the swamp.’” That was another campaign slogan of Donald Trump that caught the imagination of many of his supporters. In that imagination, supporters must have seen swamp … more
RALEIGH — The fiscal crises in two states have liberals and conservatives chortling in glee. Liberal Connecticut and conservative Kansas are both in fiscal trouble, so conservatives point northward and liberals midwestward and say, … more
Many of us remember North Carolina U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms’ war against CBS news, complaining the “liberal press” consisted of “men and women who, if they do not hate American virtues…certainly have a smug contempt for … more
Why don’t we just haul off and give corn its deserved credit? For many centuries, Native American groups relied on corn — maize — for food and so many other uses. They introduced corn to the early colonists, who made it an … more
Can a former North Carolina governor bridge the gap between science and religion? Jim Martin gives it a try in a new book, “Revelation Through Science: Evolution in the Harmony of Science and Religion.” Why would he want to take on … more
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