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What’s the most long-lasting, persistent local issue in Wilson County over the past 30 or 40 years? A lot has happened since I moved to Wilson in 1980. The city has grown, new businesses and … more
Excitement about the opening of school energizes our community in late August. News reports about school openings, school supplies drives, clothing sales, publication of bus schedules, student … more
I was reading one of the big news websites this morning and came across an article about what the latest goofy thing the city of San Francisco is doing. Keep in mind, this is the city that all but … more
I just made a quick trip this past week, which upon casual observation was just a blip on the horizon. But upon a little more reflection, it was actually one of those sea change moments in … more
RALEIGH — In the context of American politics, North Carolina is a middle state — which is not the same thing as saying North Carolinians are especially moderate. It simply means that our … more
If you come to the end of the year and you’ve got surplus money in the bank, what do you do? This seldom happens in most homes, but would you spend it? Save it? Or, with a government, would you … more
As a professor of logistics, supply chain and reverse logistics, I am proud that my educational foundation began in the Wilson school system and continued through graduation at Atlantic Christian … more
What if your silence is blocking someone’s freedom? A few years ago, during a conversation with a young lady for whom I cared very deeply, God laid on my heart to issue words of caution when … more
A few columns ago, I was writing about the Five Levels of Attachment, which are from the book written by one of my spiritual brothers, don Miguel Ruiz Jr., son of don Miguel Ruiz. Even though they … more
When the days get shorter, it’s a good sign that another school year is just around the corner. As you begin to tackle your back-to-school to-do lists, we’ve got a few tips to help ensure that … more
When I was a kid in the 1950s, we used to call the middle months of the year the “lazy days of summer.” School was out, families were on vacation and the hot weather just seemed to slow things … more
The cost of health care in North Carolina and throughout the country is high enough without patients and their families having to worry about unexpected, surprise medical bills. As it is, too many … more
This is a modern-day retelling of the familiar Bible story of David and Goliath. In our version, David is played by State Treasurer Dale Folwell. The Philistine giant Goliath represents the large … more
Many consider the British-born Rolling Stones to be the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time. Despite their advancing ages, the Stones have been performing music for crowds all over the … more
Forty days ago, Gov. Roy Cooper proposed an alternative state budget that closed the health care coverage gap by expanding Medicaid and froze corporate tax cuts to invest more in teacher and state … more
RALEIGH — Because Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly have remained deadlocked for weeks over passage of a new state budget, you might think nothing … more
Recently I have found myself in a little of a couponing slump. It is summer time, the kids are home all day long, every day, my teacher husband is home, and time slips away from me. When people … more
Debbie Moehnke’s heart attack took her by surprise. It happened in March 2018, while she and her husband were waiting for treatment at a Vancouver, Washington-area medical clinic. The medicos there … more
Budgets are moral documents. Budgets tell us what communities, issues and people are most important to their authors. Let’s place this budget in context. In the 2018 election, nearly 3.6 … more
The American public has taken little notice of the collapse of a great American industry, one that helped British colonists win the American Revolution and American families to follow the battles of … more
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