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Nothing quite says summertime like that of a freshly harvested cucumber. There are two basic types of cucumbers — those that are eaten fresh (known as the slicing variety) and those that are … more
Proverbs 26:27 “Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him.” Back in King Solomon’s day, the purpose of digging a pit was for hunters to … more
Colin Kaepernick and Nike are right about one thing. The original American flag, the one we think Betsy Ross fashioned for George Washington during the Revolutionary War, does not belong on the … more
I was happy to see the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team win the World Cup. They are superb athletes and their passing skills and teamwork brought back to life the description of football as the beautiful … more
Matthew 4:18-19 (ESV) “While walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea for they were fishermen. And … more
I almost forgot this topic I had planned on for quite some time — neighbors. But I guess it’s just as good now as it is for later. So here goes my startup: Do you or have you ever had a … more
A store that sells secondhand clothes and items is not the first place many adults think to find teenagers. However, if you have walked into a Goodwill store or the Salvation Army in the past few … more
If someone should ask you, would be able to say you knew that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer for both men and women alike? Perhaps you could, but let’s talk about what happens, what to … more
When we commemorate the birthday of the United States of America, we don’t just celebrate a place, a set of governmental institutions, and a shared history that binds together people with differing … more
Following up on my pledge last week to get more information on columnists for and from the newspaper, here goes: First off, when I started at The Wake Weekly, it was under the careful watch by my … more
Proverbs 23:17 (ESV) “Do not let your heart envy sinners, but be zealous for the fear of the Lord all the time.” Have you ever wondered how someone is living the good life even though … more
My favorite part of the Fourth of July celebration is the children’s parade on North Main Street. It is such a colorful, happy (well, except for the occasional teary tot) sea of children, … more
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
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