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A voter may dislike a black, homosexual or female candidate, but it’s not likely that he would openly admit it. However, diversity-crazed leftist/progressive Democrats have openly condemned the … more
Fishing is simply one of life’s real joys. Even those of us who only bait a hook once in a blue moon understand the peaceful, tranquil escape from life fishing offers. We understand the pure joy it … more
RALEIGH — In this new year, there is a widespread assumption among North Carolina politicos that state policymakers will do little of consequence. Instead, they will position themselves for the … more
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I’ve celebrated New Year’s Eve in some sordid and probably bizarre ways. Most of the oddest or at least gluttony-filled celebrations, as I recall, … more
The coffee maker broke. What was I saying? Oh, yes, the coffee maker broke. It occurs to me that there are other ways to make coffee. Surely, coffee has been made without a coffee maker. I will be … more
Colleges have been around for centuries. College students have also been around for centuries. Yet, college administrators assume that today’s students have needs that were unknown to their … more
This past Christmas resembled the month of March — roaring in like a lion in what seemed to have arrived only days after Halloween. My late grandaddy always said that the older you get, the more … more
EDITOR’S NOTES: Laura Hollis is off. EVERETT, Pennsylvania — For the past two years, items on layaway for over 200 families at the Walmart here have been paid for by some generous soul who … more
I am sure that headline made a few people turn their heads, but because of the timing of my presence on this earth, tomorrow will mark the seventh decade in which I have lived on this great big blue … more
How would you describe the year 2019? I’ve pondered the just-right descriptive adjective and finally settled on the seldom used, but highly appropriate word quarrelsome. We shouldn’t have been … more
RALEIGH — According to North Carolina regulators, Mecklenburg County needs 76 more hospital beds. Adding 80 would be excessive. Adding 72 would be inadequate. I’m sure their 76-bed prediction … more
For Chrismukkah this year, I bought my kids a giant tree swing. This has been an effort three years in the making. The kids have always wanted a tree swing (heck, I’ve always wanted a tree … more
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