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As the persistent special counsel, Robert Mueller, divests some cases and converges others, he seems to have cast President Trump in a ring of wrongdoers. Included in that ring is the Trump … more
“The real mystery after half a century,” Wyndham Robertson says, “is why life at the top of large American corporations still seems so overwhelmingly male.” Writing in The New York Times … more
People have been wanting to know what students talk about in the school hallways. They want to know what is on the average student’s mind all day. After observing my peers, I have become aware of … more
Among my best childhood memories was the distinct smell given off by a live Christmas tree that permeated our house each year during the holiday season. We always had a live tree during those … more
The new year will come with a new look for Wilson’s main Walmart store on Forest Hills Road. “Walmart is focused on making the customer experience in our stores fast and friendly and providing … more
RALEIGH — In the January 1953 edition of the magazine If: Worlds of Science Fiction, a fan of the genre from Texas, Marilyn Venable, made her debut as an author. “Time Enough at Last,” … more
“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” Sounds dire. A reaction to the National Climate Assessment published the day … more
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
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