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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
“Watermelon ­— it’s a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face,” said Italian tenor Enrico Caruso. What other fruit allows us to do all three at the same … more
When I was very young and asked what I wanted to be, the answer was easy enough: Captain of a starship. How did I know that not enough time would pass for my first dream job to develop from the … more
A friend recently posited the question, “If things are so good, why is everybody so mad?” At first, I chuckled, later realizing his premise made two assumptions worth pondering. Are things really … more
RALEIGH — Do most voters want government to get bigger or smaller? This seemingly simple question obscures a range of complexities. The answer depends, in part, on whether we are building a budget … more
Is the bulging field of Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination a sign of strength? Or is it a troubling indication that wresting the presidency from Donald Trump won’t be as easy as it … more
I love taking walks in well-maintained, lush flower gardens. I admire the blooms with their eye-catching colors and gorgeous fragrances. I stroll along and am inspired, renewed and given peace to … more
On June 14 — Flag Day in the United States — Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., proposed a constitutional amendment: “The Congress shall have power to prohibit the … more
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