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There has been a lot of negativity in the press lately. Whether it’s hurricanes or North Korea or the behavior of professional football players, there really hasn’t been much to smile about. … more
Everyone needs a little escape from routine and from everyone else’s expectations. Finding positive and harmless ways to get away from it all is challenging for some and easy for others. Adults … more
Well, here we are less than a month until the anniversary proper of 500 years since Martin Luther came on the world scene and took actions that led to the Protestant Reformation. The next few … more
RALEIGH — While legislative and congressional districts are redrawn every 10 years to match population changes — so everyone’s vote counts equally — North Carolina’s judicial districts … more
“Boy, the way Glenn Miller played Songs that made the hit parade Guys like us, we had it made Those were the days! “And you knew who you were then Girls were girls, and men were … more
“Congress shall make no law…abridging freedom of speech…or the right of the people to peaceably assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” These are the words of … more
Can you name the three branches of government? What are the three rights guaranteed by the First Amendment? Can you name the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court? Sadly, almost … more
My wife and I have this friend who is quite beautiful. No, really. She’s one of those women that people see and say out loud, “You know, she’s really pretty” and they mean it. One guy, … more
Six months ago, on March 11, I wrote the column that was to be the basis for all my ruminations on Martin Luther, his theological insights and the historical ramifications of his words and actions … more
The country store in the past was an important institution. It was a place to shop, socialize and discuss politics, and it was a place where you never had to introduce yourself. A few … more
RALEIGH — In September, the GOP officially became the third-largest group of registered voters in North Carolina, as the number of unaffiliated voters surpassed Republican registration for the … more
There are those who like to refer to America as a nation of immigrants. For the most part, that notion is true, with the exceptions of Native Americans and African-Americans. We know that America was strengthened by its growth and the number of … more
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