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January 2005. That’s when I first shared a recipe for round cheese bread. I’ve been writing this food column for a long time, folks! I don’t remember making this recipe, but maybe I did. It … more
Psalm 135:13 (ESV) “Your name, O Lord, endures forever, Your renown, O Lord, throughout all ages.” Nothing on this earth lasts forever. Things will eventually perish or go away. But the … more
I grew up cheering for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, the Washington Redskins and the St. Louis Cardinals. In this day of removing, renaming and rebranding, our sporting buddies are often under fire. … more
The Washington NFL football team decided to change its team nickname after a major sponsor, FedEx, threatened to not support the franchise financially. In response, the team will now be called … more
RALEIGH — One morning in late March, I drove from my home in southern Wake County to my office in north Raleigh to pick up some files so I could work from home. As I exited the Beltline onto … more
For more than 20 years, UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch” has broadcast great conversations with North Carolina-connected authors. An important part of the program’s … more
Jonathan Ballew lifted his press credential above his head like a shield. It offered no protection when a Chicago police officer in riot gear blasted him with a stream of pepper spray that clouded … more
I’m not the biggest baseball fan, but I’m happy to say that we’re finally getting some more professional sports here in the United States after the first pitch was thrown during Major League … more
Last year I posted an article on Facebook about a young child with a severe case of the measles, complete with a heartbreaking picture. Her family had refused to have her vaccinated, and I urged … more
1 Peter 5:5-6 (ESV) “Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility one toward another, for God ‘opposes the proud but gives grace to the … more
I photographed this shiny green and black Chevrolet pickup several years ago. The photograph hangs in my apartment now, and I took special note of it again recently when my granddaughter, Mae, did a … more
When you are married to an avid vegetable gardener, mealtime can be quite adventurous. The daily menu tends to be whatever is ready in the garden that day and it’s best if you like your variety in … more
In June, Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law the Education/Job Readiness in Prisons & Jails bill, which we were proud to co-sponsor. We applaud Gov. Cooper and all of the other bill sponsors for … more
RALEIGH — You may recall that back in early April, a panel of health analysts presented Gov. Roy Cooper with two forecasts: 250,000 COVID infections by June 1, if Cooper’s initial … more
The old monuments have been taken down. The old battle flag has been lowered, folded and put away, even at NASCAR events.  Black Lives Matter is everywhere. Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima have … more
Without accusing him of a crime, police took Robert Reeves’ car, his two cellphones and all the cash in his wallet. The Detroit father of five had just visited a work site to interview for a … more
New UNC President Peter Hans starts his job in two weeks and will have his hands full. Not only will he face reopening our 16-campus university system, but larger problems loom on the … more
Regarding Covid-19: Leaders are important. Truth is necessary. Trust is basic. During a worldwide pandemic like the one we are experiencing, clear, understandable, and actionable health … more
RALEIGH — The proposed natural gas pipeline through eastern North Carolina is dead. Long live natural gas! Admittedly, there won’t be a coronation ceremony like there would be if a … more
I have found a name for one of the things I miss so much during this pandemic: weak ties. Mark Granovetter, a sociology professor at Stanford, published a 1973 paper entitled “The Strength of … more
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