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This year’s backyard winter garden is surviving and thriving, at least some of our varieties. Carrots and radishes are not producing yet; romaine and other lettuces were eaten by deer (we saw … more
The 1920s were known as the “Roaring Twenties,” a decade when electricity, telephones and radios became commonplace in most homes and automobiles were not just for the rich. Aside from the … more
RALEIGH — Conservative North Carolinians believe that lower taxes translate into higher levels of economic growth and personal freedom. So they like the declines in both income- and sales-tax … more
I can’t stop thinking about Martha. The nervousness she must have felt as she watched that stone being rolled away. The deafening silence after Jesus told her she would see the glory of God if … more
With every New Year comes new goals, new plans and a renewed sense of optimism. For Wilson, it’s time for a new resolution: listen to change. My six siblings and I grew up on Narroway Street in … more
“If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become truth for you.” I wanted to dedicate this column to discussing limiting beliefs — what they are, how they can hold us back from … more
Did you get even one Christmas card this year, delivered by a mail carrier? How about New Year’s cards? We sent out 55 Christmas cards and 20 Happy New Year’s cards. We sent them out two … more
As a card-carrying (Social Security and Medicare) Baby Boomer, I’m ready for Millennials and Gen Z to take over. “OK, Boomer” is their all-purpose putdown for people my age who make clueless … more
It is time for North Carolina’s citizens to have controlled access to cannabis — for medical purposes as well as for recreational access. We need to automatically expunge the records of those … more
In March of 1804, French dragoons secretly crossed the Rhine into the German Margraviate of Baden. Acting on orders from Napoleon himself, they kidnapped Louis Antoine de Bourbon, Duke of Enghien. … more
We all occasionally experience those little lucky breaks, like finding a $20 bill in the pocket of a coat we haven’t worn in more than a year, or, in my case, running across a 15-year-old news … more
RALEIGH — Although Kamala Harris exited the Democratic presidential field weeks ago, I can think of two ways that the Harris campaign could still leave a significant mark on the politics of … more
2020 looks to be a big year. Of course, politics will be front and center, with national and presidential elections and — here in North Carolina — gubernatorial, council of state and all seats in … more
If you’re celebrating a recent federal appellate court ruling that overturned language in the Affordable Care Act requiring you to have health insurance or pay a penalty, you may want to put away … more
One of 2019’s biggest stories will be bigger in 2020: Cyber scams are on the rise. “As people increasingly conduct business and live their lives online, more and more criminals are leveraging … more
In a display touting Colonial Williamsburg’s three decades of inclusion of African American characters among its costumed interpreters in the restored Colonial capital of Virginia, the Colonial … more
For those of you who do not like January, take heart. Even with the coming of some of our coldest weather of the year, there are blessings and ways to warm up to January with a little … more
“It’s time for a change I’m tired of that same ol’ same The same ol’ words, the same ol’ lines The same ol’ tricks and the same ol’ rhymes.” Those are the opening words … more
It was a Christmas greeting tailor-made for a pre-redemption Ebenezer Scrooge. A viral Facebook photo showed two police officers posing with a collection of taped-together cardboard signs seized … more
After a few weeks off, I’m returning with the first column of a new month, year and decade. I am also using a new laptop with an unfamiliar keyboard layout, so I am certain there will be more … more
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