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President Donald Trump’s critics are branding him a bigot again. This time, they’re crying wolf.  At Trump’s behest, the Office of Management and Budget told federal … more
Democrats are haunted this year by election ghosts. They’re suffering a form of PTSD — Past-Tuesdays Stress Disorder. They’re haunted by 1968: “The riots and protests will … more
RALEIGH — Most North Carolina schoolchildren began this academic year trying to learn from home rather than at school. How’s it going so far? Set aside the blame game and partisan … more
I always tell students and folks at my presentations to watch the Federal Reserve.  While the president and Congress get most of the attention in Washington, the Federal Reserve also wields … more
I have my ballot! I will mail it in shortly, and a little bit sadly. I have always liked going to the polls on Election Day and seeing people, sometimes a few I know, and standing in the little booth … more
Around this time of the year, I am as busy as a bee covering high school sports from multiple schools. I’m usually buzzing from school to school every day, calling up coaches and interviewing … more
Psalm 136:1 (ESV) “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His steadfast love endures forever.” Every verse in Psalm 136 ends with the phrase, “His steadfast love endures forever.” In … more
RALEIGH — You surely recognize the name Frederick Douglass and know the major role he played in American history after escaping his enslavement in Maryland in 1838. You may even know that the … more
If Ander Christensen doesn’t parlay his viral video stardom into a political campaign, there might be a federal government job waiting for him. The Nebraska man made an impassioned plea to … more
North Carolina and our nation have a crisis more critical than the pandemic. It is a moral crisis — the crisis of racism. I went to segregated public schools and can remember the Pitt County … more
When I sat down at my computer, I played around with several column ideas, but none of them seemed to go anywhere. My mind kept cycling back to something that is almost constantly on my mind these … more
Do you ever wonder who you really are and where you come from? Well, now the answers are right at your fingertips, or rather inside your cheek. Saliva is teeming with genetic information for … more
Sixty-seven years is a long time to do anything. I began writing this column, Roving Around, soon after I joined my older brother, Bill, in Wake Forest, where he had purchased the newspaper and was … more
Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV) “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have … more
Well, it has started. School. Whether your child is learning remotely, in person or in a home school, school is happening.  You know what else is happening? Sales on foods with a … more
Inking a $100 million deal with Spotify made stand-up comic Joe Rogan a trailblazer in the podcasting world. But his move from California to Texas follows a well-worn, predictable path. Texas … more
RALEIGH — Although working from home provides a great deal of flexibility and potential benefits, professional and personal, most of us don’t want to make it our default setting — … more
Usually around this time, we’re watching NFL preseason games to get ourselves hyped up for the regular season. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, training camp is still going on to help players … more
Psalm 121:1-2 (ESV) “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Oftentimes, when we face trouble, we turn to … more
If you don’t know the difference between a clafouti and a grunt, don’t feel bad. Most of us don’t. If you grew up Southern, like I did, you probably know how to turn the wonderful harvest of … more
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