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RALEIGH — When it comes to giving parents more control over where their children attend elementary and secondary school, North Carolina has become a national leader. Now that Republicans no longer … more
After more than a year dangling the carrot to Raleigh and other communities, Amazon finally announced its choices for the HQ2 project. Once again, Raleigh didn’t win the proposed 50,000 jobs and $5 … more
Thanksgiving is almost here and everyone is excited for Turkey Day! The American tradition of giving thanks originated from North America including a three-day feast that took place in 1621 to … more
Thanksgiving has crept up on us once again, meaning for most of us a glorious time of celebrating, giving thanks, food, fellowship, friends and family over the next couple of days. Maybe so, but … more
For holiday shoppers unwilling to infringe upon family Thanksgiving festivities or endure crowds on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is where it’s at, and Wilson merchants will be … more
What did North Carolina Democrats learn from the elections earlier this month? A few lessons: 1. North Carolina Democrats learned the great advantages of recruiting good candidates to run in … more
When U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., confessed her personal financial dilemma — “I have three months without a salary before I’m a member of Congress. So, how do I get an … more
North Carolina was once known as a state of small towns. The reason was the state economy. Led by the “Big Three” of tobacco, textiles and furniture, the economy was organized around small towns. … more
There are a lot of things in life we prepare ourselves for. We mentally prepare ourselves for that birthday when we reach double digits. From there, it’s becoming a teenager and finally an adult. … more
This past week, the world received the news that Stan Lee, famed Marvel Comics writer and icon, had died at age 95. Much has been on TV and in writing about his passing from the story of his … more
Yards come in all varieties, some small and cluttered and others expansive with little ornamentation. After an hour-long visit to our friend who lives just inside the Middlesex city limits, I … more
One of my favorite things about the holiday season is how North Carolinians’ generosity extends beyond their own families to reach neighbors in need. However, there are some who view the holidays … more
I may be related to Alexander Hamilton. I have done no research to back up this claim, and I have zero evidence to support it. Still, anything is possible. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony … more
An immigration attorney coming to the defense of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, who lost his job as U.S, attorney general last Wednesday, is akin to a Christian coming to the defense of the lions of … more
Election Day has passed, and the rush to vote is over. However, excitement is still evident throughout the U.S. after voters chose from the most diverse group of candidates to ever run. Breaking … more
Although 2018 is not yet over, the time has come for our annual listing of celebrity deaths from the past calendar year. Several sources listing more than 1,000 so-called celebrities were used to … more
Who will succeed Margaret Spellings as president of the UNC System? That is what folks in the university community are asking these days. The next question is: Can anybody be persuaded to take … more
The N.C. Whirligig Festival brought an estimated 50,000 people to historic downtown Wilson on Nov. 3 and 4, which had a big effect on local businesses’ bottom line. “We actually did really … more
RALEIGH — Democrats achieved significant victories this year in the “inner suburbs” of Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro and North Carolina’s other major cities — tossing out GOP incumbents in … more
I’ve waited 40 years to write this column. For it was in 1978 when I first came across my Uncle Carroll Hosbrook’s World War I letters, including one written from France on Nov. 11, 1918, … more
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