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May 6-10 is Teacher Appreciation Week, and I ask all North Carolinians to join me in thanking our hardworking educators. We are fortunate to have them. As state superintendent of North … more
Our legislature has been in session since Jan. 30 and at last count 17 bills had been approved by both houses of the legislature and sent to Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk for approval or veto. … more
When we started traveling with the Friendship Force, one of our instructions was a caution not to discuss politics or religion. As it has turned out, we have had very compatible hosts and guests and … more
This small-town New Jersey guy tackles the big city of Philadelphia. I always loved the country of Jersey at Wenonah and Pitman, and visited Philadelphia only at pre-Christmas and to visit my Aunt … more
Media coverage of the college admissions scandal, which included several notable business figures and at least two Hollywood actresses, has captivated many folks over the last few weeks. These … more
“Oh Lord my God, in You I put my trust; save me from all those who persecute me and deliver me.” — Psalm 7:1 Trust is a big issue for a lot of people. It is the firm belief in the … more
This is about a smart little dachshund dog (spelled by granddaughter Ruthie, a UNC-Chapel Hill senior) owned by Mavis Dew of Wake Forest that is only 8 inches tall and weighs only 8 pounds, but it … more
Carol Folt’s swift departure from the chancellorship of UNC-Chapel Hill a few weeks ago and her just as swift hiring as the president of the University of Southern California got me … more
Its finally here. After months of short days and cold temperatures, spring has arrived. I am sure I am not the only one excited about this. How can you not be excited? Trees and flowers are once … more
Romans 1:16-17 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God … more
Sometimes it is hard finding truth. That’s where I am regarding the UNC Board of Governors. Three top officials within the University of North Carolina System have resigned or been fired this … more
The term “four-letter word” is commonly used to refer to a list of English language words considered profane. In comedian George Carlin’s 1972 monologue, “Seven Words You Can Never Say on … more
In his letter to the Wake Weekly on March 29 [“A response to equating Nazis to ‘socialism’”], Vincent Burke referred to my warnings about the grave danger socialism poses for America. He … more
In North Carolina, political power is divided. Republicans control the state legislature, although without the supermajorities they once enjoyed. Democrats occupy such jobs as governor and attorney … more
“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” — Philippians 2:3 (ESV) Most of us have heard the expression, “I’m … more
In our last editorial, we talked about the seriousness of the grave threat of socialism from within. Anyone who has observed our nation’s track over the past 30 years or so has good reason to ask, … more
My late brother-in-law, Calvin “Cap” McKishen of Woodbury, New Jersey, was a likable, friendly person, but he had one unusual passion. A passion that was very unusual. He came up with pet … more
I don’t remember just when the Wake Forest Community Council was formed, but I do remember why. It was a chance for representatives of the dozen or so organizations in town to get together once … more
Is it just one more small-town business that has closed its doors? Or is there more to it? For North Carolina barbecue lovers, last week’s closure of Wilber’s in Goldsboro was like the loss … more
I have something a little different for you this week which I hope you will appreciate. I attended son, Jimmy’s, Heritage Baptist Church service last Sunday with my daughter-in-law, Ginger, and … more
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