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When I saw the July 5-6 TV coverage of packed people on beaches in Florida, North and South Carolina enjoying the July Fourth holiday, I sat up and took a special look noticing not only the … more
Sports fans have been craving for competitive professional games held on American soil since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Major League Soccer heard our prayers and answered them last … more
Psalm 133:1 (ESV) “Behold how good and pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!” Let’s face the facts: Our country is very divided. Our world is very divided. We have … more
One nice thing about the internet, especially during a pandemic when our personal contact with people is limited, is that it allows people with a sense of humor to share it with their friends and … more
Some North Carolina old-timers still talk about the disastrous 1943 train wreck south of Fayetteville. It killed 74 people, including the father of one of the central characters of beloved author … more
RALEIGH — History is full of cases in which people subverted their own just causes by acting impulsively rather than carefully considering the costs and benefits. As the ancient poet Horace put … more
Schoolwork may become homework if the coronavirus closes classrooms, but school rules are less likely to hitch a ride home with socially distanced teenagers this fall. A rural Pennsylvania high … more
This was the most unusual July Fourth holiday most of us ever experienced. It just wasn’t the same without the traditional bands, parades, fireworks and cookouts. With all we’ve been … more
With the COVID-19 pandemic, things are not looking good in the sports world. Sure, the NBA is scheduled to resume its season July 30 after going on a four-month hiatus, but does that mean other … more
July Fourth has a robust history in Wake Forest. I hope you enjoyed the free fireworks program at Heritage High School last Friday night on Facebook. An online celebration is a first for us, and I … more
Galatians 5:1 (ESV) “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” We have just celebrated the Fourth of July, our Independence … more
I think it is time to take masks seriously. Not wearing them — I’m doing that — but buying them. Looks like they will be a wardrobe staple for quite a while to come. At the moment I have … more
RALEIGH — If you are among the minority of North Carolinians who haven’t supported the expansion of parental choice in education over the past two decades — in the form of charter schools, open … more
I usually pepper my public presentations with some humor. After all, even I know economics can be a rather dull and dry subject. Injecting some jokes and laughter lightens the mood and makes me … more
An FBI special agent, a corrections officer and a postal program analyst have few duties in common, but their jobs have the same qualification: a four-year college degree. Jailers and gun-toting, … more
Once again, a prominent leader in North Carolina is coming under intense criticism for responding to a “Black Lives Matter” inquiry with the “But All Lives Matter” retort. UNC-Wilmington … more
I am getting a bit nostalgic about “the good old days.” Of course, the good old days were only a few months ago, but it gets harder and harder to remember what it was like when we wandered around … more
Philippians 4:6-9 (ESV) “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses … more
If we had an election to decide if Father’s Day should be held once per month or, as we have it now, once per year, I would vote for once per month. But then it would soon become “old hat,” … more
I had a conversation with a cousin a few days ago about fresh peaches. We both love them and, on more than one occasion, have shared a big basket between our two households. We both admitted that … more
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