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Historic downtown Wilson will soon be the location for an emerging industry: hemp and cannabidiol. “Marijuana contains high THC, low CBD while the hemp plant contains high CBD and low THC,” … more
The village of family and friends who guided me through childhood — parents who loved me, grandmas and aunties who fed me and uncles who watched out for me — hold a special place in my life … more
North Carolinians are determined, tough people. For generations, our families have weathered brutal hurricanes. But recent history tells us there’s a new normal when it comes to these storms, and … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s elementary and secondary schools are among the best in the country at delivering academic value for the tax dollars spent on them. If you haven’t heard that before, … more
The old wisdom says first impressions are the ones people remember. It’s been said that the first impression is always right and it is always stored in the back of the mind for future reference. I … more
RALEIGH — When all was said and done, North Carolina’s special congressional elections this year proved not to be particularly special. Republican state Rep. Greg Murphy easily defeated … more
A mobile groomer with a loyal following is laying down roots and expanding services with a new storefront on Airport Boulevard. “The reaction from clients has been positive. Definitely … more
In many aspects of life, there are rules we follow. These rules are usually based on experience, and they give us a general idea of what to expect. The rules don’t always work, but they do give us … more
“Watermelon ­— it’s a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face,” said Italian tenor Enrico Caruso. What other fruit allows us to do all three at the same … more
Seems like it was about 10 years ago or maybe more when I first heard the words gluten or gluten-free being used. I didn’t know then what gluten was all about and despite doing some research on … more
RALEIGH — As another year draws to a close, a year of Democratic resurgence in both national and local politics, I offer this challenge to incumbent and newly elected lawmakers alike. Do you really … more
Property crime is a category of crime that includes burglary, larceny, theft, auto theft, arson, shoplifting and vandalism. It also involves obtaining money, property or other benefit by force or the … more
Tensions between the United States and Iran have been on a steady decline over the last two years, but the past week or two have seen things getting alarmingly worse. Almost as concerning, however, … more
I have stretch marks, and they’re not going anywhere. I tried to prevent them. During my pregnancy, I diligently oiled my growing belly. I stayed hydrated. They popped up anyway. These dark, … more
In a week or so, my wife and I are going back home for a visit. My grandmother’s birthday falls on a weekend and we are able to get away for a few days. Usually, we wait until Christmas, but … more
In 1992, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton ran on a platform of “change.” He used the word a lot. His first campaign slogan was “for people for change.” “Change” here, … more
New Year’s is just around the corner, and the beginning of a new year means a fresh start. It is an opportunity to tackle new projects, set new goals and find new opportunities to get and stay … more
The fact that a “Mobile World Congress” will soon convene in Barcelona, Spain, probably doesn’t interest very many Americans. And yet what will be going on there could affect something that … more
RALEIGH — When State Treasurer Dale Folwell took office in early 2017, he found North Carolina’s state health plan to be in even worse shape than he originally thought. Costs were soaring. The … more
The 2018 midterm was one of the most interesting elections held in our state. While there wasn’t the “blue wave” many had predicted, this was a change election. It will be a few days before the … more
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