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Our legislature has been in session since Jan. 30 and at last count 17 bills had been approved by both houses of the legislature and sent to Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk for approval or veto. … more
When we started traveling with the Friendship Force, one of our instructions was a caution not to discuss politics or religion. As it has turned out, we have had very compatible hosts and guests and … more
This small-town New Jersey guy tackles the big city of Philadelphia. I always loved the country of Jersey at Wenonah and Pitman, and visited Philadelphia only at pre-Christmas and to visit my Aunt … more
Media coverage of the college admissions scandal, which included several notable business figures and at least two Hollywood actresses, has captivated many folks over the last few weeks. These … more
“Oh Lord my God, in You I put my trust; save me from all those who persecute me and deliver me.” — Psalm 7:1 Trust is a big issue for a lot of people. It is the firm belief in the … more
In his letter to the Wake Weekly on March 29 [“A response to equating Nazis to ‘socialism’”], Vincent Burke referred to my warnings about the grave danger socialism poses for America. He … more
“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” — Philippians 2:3 (ESV) Most of us have heard the expression, “I’m … more
My late brother-in-law, Calvin “Cap” McKishen of Woodbury, New Jersey, was a likable, friendly person, but he had one unusual passion. A passion that was very unusual. He came up with pet … more
I don’t remember just when the Wake Forest Community Council was formed, but I do remember why. It was a chance for representatives of the dozen or so organizations in town to get together once … more
“You ain’t from around here, are you?” These words, loosely translated, were probably first uttered by Manteo and Wanchese when Walter Raleigh’s settlers first landed on our Outer Banks. What … more
In North Carolina, political power is divided. Republicans control the state legislature, although without the supermajorities they once enjoyed. Democrats occupy such jobs as governor and attorney … more
I have something a little different for you this week which I hope you will appreciate. I attended son, Jimmy’s, Heritage Baptist Church service last Sunday with my daughter-in-law, Ginger, and … more
At long last it is spring, when daylight hours grow longer, temperatures turn warmer and flowers burst into bloom. The Anglo-Saxon word for spring was “lencten.” We shortened the word to Lent, … more
“I cried out to the Lord with my voice, and He heard me from His holy hill.” - Psalm 3:4 (ESV) Crying out for help is a plea of desperation when everything you’ve done just doesn’t seem … more
I’m a dad. I love being a dad! I consider myself a connoisseur of great dad jokes. If I hand off a grocery cart to a fellow dad, I am probably going to follow it up with, “I left some gas in it … more
I got an email the other day that lists North Carolina’s 12 seasons: “winter,” “fool’s spring,” “second winter,” “spring of deception,” “third winter,” “the pollening,” … more
Will Gov. Roy Cooper have a wall this summer? Could it be something like Donald Trump’s wall on the Mexican border that he promised to build? Do you remember how he said he would veto the … more
This is about a smart little dachshund dog (spelled by granddaughter Ruthie, a UNC-Chapel Hill senior) owned by Mavis Dew of Wake Forest that is only 8 inches tall and weighs only 8 pounds, but it … more
Carol Folt’s swift departure from the chancellorship of UNC-Chapel Hill a few weeks ago and her just as swift hiring as the president of the University of Southern California got me … more
Its finally here. After months of short days and cold temperatures, spring has arrived. I am sure I am not the only one excited about this. How can you not be excited? Trees and flowers are once … more
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