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RALEIGH — Many political and education leaders in North Carolina say our economy would be better off if our level of educational attainment was higher. They’re probably right about that, as long … more
I am in trouble and you can help. It is all about food, about the closing of some of the best barbecue and country cooking eateries that I featured in my “North Carolina Roadside … more
Is it possible to pluck one newsworthy moment from Wednesday night’s cacophonous 10-contestant Democratic quiz show? You bet. Here we go: Moderator Lester Holt asked, “Who here would abolish … more
“The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, pointed out in an Instagram video on June 18. Republicans quickly ducked … more
Summer has arrived, some would say with a vengeance. Humans have complained about the heat and the cold for unrecorded generations, but our modern civilization gives us more to talk about. Weather … more
“You can’t see the forest for the trees” is an idiom that can be interpreted in a number of ways. When you see a forest, do you see the trees, or do you see the complex combination of plant … more
Free breakfast! Bob would like to invite you to breakfast at 9 a.m. on Sundays at Ascension Lutheran Church on Nash Street. And when I say breakfast, I’m not talking Pop-Tarts and cold cereal. … more
I look around my house, and I see a lot of things that need to be fixed. I once tried to be a good homeowner and compile a list, complete with estimates, but it left me feeling overwhelmed and … more
RALEIGH — Our immigration system is clearly broken. The consequences are evident on our borders, in our judicial system and right here in North Carolina. Unfortunately, Gov. Roy Cooper, Democratic … more
Dr. John Scarra, author of a letter published June 18 in The Wilson Times, is a lot like me. We are both obstetricians. We are both passionate about the health care of women. And, we both want to … more
As adults, it is hard to sometimes fit our health into our busy schedules, especially if we think it may require more time spent in a doctor’s office or an additional cost. At Home Health of … more
In mid-June, Facebook — in cahoots with 28 partners in the financial and tech sectors — announced plans to introduce Libra, a blockchain-based virtual currency. The world’s governments and … more
Last week, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr wrote a newspaper column criticizing the Eastern Band of the Cherokee for opposing the South Carolina-based Catawba Tribe’s efforts to acquire land near Kings … more
Before blinking electronic turn signals were introduced into automobiles around 1940, hand signals were the primary method motorists used to signal to other drivers their intentions of turning left, … more
  RALEIGH - What do North Carolina voters think of the job Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has done over his first two and a half years in office? The signals are mixed at the moment. Our state … more
A trade war is raging, farmers are suffering, manufacturing and construction are slowing, the Federal Reserve has tightened credit and the stock market is wobbly. Sound familiar? These conditions … more
Say you’re an entrepreneur, and you’ve invented what you’re sure is a great product. Where would you go to get investors on board? Chances are, you didn’t say “Buckingham Palace.” And … more
This week, the state budget continues to be the top priority for lawmakers in both chambers of the General Assembly. Here are some state and local highlights from the week. CHAMBERS: CLOSE HEALTH … more
Check another box on the bucket list. Last week, I visited the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. The JFK Library was just one stopping point in a weeklong trip to Boston, but it was the one thing … 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
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