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Toto may bless the rains down in Africa, but hurricane-weary North Carolinians probably shouldn't. In the last dozen years, meteorological studies have shown that the more rain the region of the … more
I’ve always likened North Carolina’s budget process to a dance, but this year it is hard to tell whether it’s a boogaloo, dosey-doe or the chicken dance. Longtime observers say they’ve never … more
Last week U.S. Sen. Richard Burr wrote a newspaper column criticizing the Eastern Band of the Cherokee for opposing the South Carolina-based Catawba Tribe’s efforts to acquire land near Kings … more
Columnist writer of Views and Reviews, Jean McCamy, offered some mighty strong words in last week’s The Wake Weekly column entitled “All of the words in the English language.” She went on to … more
A trade war is raging, farmers are suffering, manufacturing and construction are slowing, the Federal Reserve has tightened credit and the stock market is wobbly. Sound familiar? These conditions … more
Unless we live in caves, we have all heard of therapy animals; some even make it into the news. Dogs, cats, miniature horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, even crickets, can serve to lower blood pressure … more
It is truly heartwarming how many people are concerned about me and my well-being, and I suppose it is mean-spirited of me not to appreciate all their solicitous phone calls. Many of the calls go … more
Matthew 5:14-16 (ESV) “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in … more
To the ears of politically engaged North Carolinians, it may sound strange to hear claims that changes in partisan control don’t yield significant changes in state policy. But among scholars, this … more
In a day and age when everyday’s news is loaded with accounts of wrongs that have us marching down the wrong road, what we need most are stalwarts of the truth who stand and proclaim the … more
Proverbs 27:17 (ESV) “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” Friendship and family unity is a very important factor in our relationship with God. From the … more
Granddaughter Sora and I are back in the kitchen this summer. We’ve already made two recipes and plan more, so keep reading this summer and make some good food with the special kids in your … more
Out of curiosity, I Googled “number of words in the English language.” I didn’t really expect a definite answer and I didn’t get one, but I got a lot of fascinating information, including the … more
The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 197 — 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official … more
After 25 years of morbid obesity (320 pounds), I have been healthy for over 10 years and paying it forward every chance I can get. I always tell my clients the first step is the same for every single … more
Summer has finally arrived for most high schoolers around Wake Forest. After a stressful year of looming deadlines and little sleep, the freedom of summer feels almost foreign. With finals done, … more
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse every 7 out of 10 teens are exposed to electronic cigarette advertisements. Just in the last year or so, the vaping (or juuling if you know the … more
Things have changed a lot since 1772 when Lord Betatort, serving as governor of Virginia, awarded a gold medal at the College of William and Mary to the student most skilled in Latin. That … more
Better living through chemistry is what I call taking necessary, helpful medications. It’s a fact of life that many of us depend on medication to maintain life or quality of life, from over the … more
At 11:16 a.m. on Saturday, the National Weather Service Office in Raleigh issued a flash flood warning for northeastern Wake County and central Franklin County. The warning was in effect until 1:45 … more
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