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If you have not read or seen this yet, it appears our typically not-so-friendly distant neighbors to the north have been packing up their homeless problem and randomly sending people across the … more
These are bad times for newspapers. That’s bad news for us. It’s easy to gripe about newspapers — and especially big newspaper chains. Newspapers make mistakes every day. And the big chains … more
In August, the DOT announced they were over budget and that plans for the improvements to Phase C of US 401 were delayed, citing disaster relief funding needs as one of the main causes. The budget … more
The other day a good friend of mine told me how much her granddaughter loved “The Town of Alpaca.” She was even more excited when my friend told her she knew the author. Children are so easy … more
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially now that Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday are over. It’s hard to believe that it’s less than a month before … more
The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes all those things that drive women crazy while the men in the family watch football, basketball, hockey and old Westerns — or just plain watch us … more
We cooked a delicious glazed ham for Thanksgiving, and although my family ate quite a bit, we still had plenty of leftovers. I thought we’d eat ham sandwiches with a side of deviled eggs or … more
Thankful. Why do we only use that word when it’s November? Have we locked thanksgiving into a holiday? I am guilty of it. Every Thanksgiving as my family sits around the dinner table … more
This time of the year, money can be tight with all of the added expenses, like gifts, food, travel and parties. I am constantly trying to come up with gift ideas that are meaningful but … more
Wow! What a wonderful 72nd annual Wake Forest Community Dinner on Monday night at The Forks Cafeteria in Wake Forest. The dinner is always a high point for Wake Forest-area folks. Much of the fun … more
Our recycling bin is filling up fast, and it’s heavier than usual because of all the thick, shiny ad inserts in the newspapers. The Thanksgiving Day paper, filled with Black Friday opportunities, … more
Acts 2:37-38; 41-42 (ESV) “When they heard this, they came under deep conviction and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles: ‘Brothers, what must we do?’ ‘Repent,’ Peter said to … more
Oh, boy, did I screw up my first attempt at covering a town council meeting. It was 1986, and I was spending the summer interning at a weekly newspaper in Nash County called the Spring Hope … more
As attorney general, protecting North Carolinians is my top priority. My dedicated colleagues at the North Carolina Department of Justice and I have been hard at work in 2019 to protect the people in … more
Look closely, I have some sayings to catch your attention or to match your wit. “Come on, try to be a good, seasoned politician — instead of a half-wit.” “Sometimes, we just turn our … more
When you think about it, Thanksgiving is a rather peculiar holiday. The celebration in this country seems to date back to the Pilgrims and Indians in 1621 when they gathered for a harvest … more
I grew up being bashful, and I hated it. I just didn’t know how to avoid being that way, but I guess many people are that way, but not finding a way to get out of it. I never did, until the … more
After sitting through large chunks of the proceedings after the Mueller report was released and the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings with my fists clenched, grinding my teeth and talking back to the … more
A recipe for lamb stew reads, “Meat is used. You prepare water. You add fine-grained salt, dried barley cakes, onion, Persian shallot, and milk. You crush and add leek and garlic.” And … more
Just in case I haven’t told you earlier, I have gained a share of the care-taking of two animals to keep me company for the last four months. There are pluses and minuses when it all comes down … more
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