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In case national Republicans needed another reminder of the power of women at the ballot box, pollsters at Quinnipiac University just handed it to them. With the November midterms still three … more
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
How many free-traders does it take to have a trade war? It’s a nonsensical question, but you have to wonder given the actions of our trading partners, especially those in the G-7, who ignored … more
If a liberal like Jesse Jackson went on CNN and accused my father of being a “known womanizer” like President Trump, conservatives across America would go off the rails. They’d defend the … 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
Slavery is very much alive and well in the United States. Though it was abolished more than 150 years ago, if a profit can be made on the exploitation of others there is usually a willing … more
On July 26, Michael Drejka shot and killed Markeis McGlockton in a Clearwater, Florida parking lot. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri declined to charge Drejka, citing the state’s “Stand Your … 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
Dear Readers, These days we hear about turmoil and violence in our beloved America. Our hearts ache with news about things we cannot understand and about things that seem to erode the landscape of … more
Finally, President Trump asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to impose low-level sanctions on some of the Russian entities that are known to have interfered in our election. Based on the reported … more
This year marks the beginning of a much-anticipated celebration of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. The Supreme Court will turn 200 next year, and we are pleased to commemorate this … more
Driving through North Carolina’s countryside this time of year is both good for the soul and a reminder of the importance agriculture plays in our state. The N.C. State College of Agriculture … more
The definition of insanity, as they say, is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results. And yet critics insist that the U.S. shouldn’t have withdrawn from the U.N. … 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 — When Democrats attack pro-growth tax reform as “trickle-down economics,” I can understand their rhetorical intent. But the charge is silly on multiple levels — including the fact … more
RALEIGH — Last week was Sunshine Week, the annual event where news organizations promote government transparency and analyze how well our public records and open meetings laws are working. This … more
Today’s column is about the second comical confluence of dates this year which happens to fall on tomorrow’s date. Easter Sunday is on April 1 — April Fools’ Day. And like earlier this year … more
Can a new book about North Carolina’s famous Siamese twins help explain today’s persistent, even growing, support for President Donald Trump? Notwithstanding the disarray in the White House, … 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
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