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RALEIGH — Has politics become polarized? Even if you and I agree on little else, I’ll bet we agree that the answer is clearly yes. But as the wild and wacky elections of 2018 near their close, … more
As a senior who wants to go college after the “glorious” high school life, I am required to take the SAT and ACT tests. Now, I have done this a total of four times already and will continue to do … more
Just like we have been doing for the last 35 years or so, my wife, Gale, and I went to the state fair in Raleigh last week. Because of scheduling conflicts we chose closing day — Sunday, Oct 21 … more
Wilson small business owners united this week to encourage customers to “shop small first” throughout November and December. “The idea for the two-month focus on small business this fall is … more
I know people with favorite sports teams. People have favorite books, songs, movies and pictures. We all have a favorite food or drink. I have been known to like some flowers and plants over others. … more
When my son was a toddler and just beginning to navigate the world of relationships outside of our home, I quickly learned through the tears, hurt feelings and failures of three year olds to keep … more
Give a creative, curious couple a single-engine airplane and a half-decade of travel time, and you might be surprised at what they can discover. Such was the case for James and Deborah Fallows, … more
Strange connections are some of my favorite observations to point out. Each year as we move toward the end of October and into the beginning of November, we have within a few days’ celebrations of … more
Although it’s been less than two months since I moved to Wilson and joined this wonderful team at Wilson Medical Center, I’ve already seen countless times the amount of hard work and dedication … more
Ready or not, here comes another Halloween, that unusual holiday that does not carry the tradition of a Christmas, Easter or Fourth of July but is still a time to dress up in a costume and act like a … more
September marked a decade since the bursting of the housing bubble, which was followed by the stock market meltdown and the government bailout of the big banks and Wall Street. Last week’s frantic … more
Last Friday’s game, relationships and missed homework assignments are not the only things high school students talk about. Real-life problems like cancer are also catching students’ attention. … more
Numerous employees and employers were recognized recently as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Wilson Committee for Persons with Disabilities usually has a formal lunch … more
Over the last several months, the New Hope carpool line has been the subject of much debate. People have been talking about us in the paper, through social media, via emails and phone calls and at a … more
Many are saying that the Nov. 6 elections are all about Trump, a referendum either affirming or refuting his leadership. Our president casts a big shadow, especially in congressional races, but … more
Of all the voices being raised against the specter of mob rule in this country, few carry more weight than that of Steve Scalise. That’s because Scalise, a Republican congressman from Louisiana, … more
It’s time for any politician with the last name of Butterfield to decide whether they are beholden to their constituents or to themselves. Jean Farmer-Butterfield claims residence at her … more
Every year or so, my wife gets on this kick where she wants us to eat better and lose weight. I don’t know why, because she’s a picky eater and won’t eat vegetables and stuff, so I am the one … more
It actually feels like fall! I realize that by any number of different metrics, summer ended weeks ago, but it is finally starting to feel like fall and in many ways my favorite time of year. … more
Work is everywhere, and whether we think of it as a thing or an action, our lives are consumed with it, and our livelihood and quality of life depend upon it. It is in our DNA. Merriam-Webster … more
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