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Laura Hollis is off this week. The following is a column by Salena Zito. PITTSBURGH — Five years ago, the sad goodbye to an icon began when Macy’s decided to close its flagship location in … more
As I write this column this week, I’m honestly not sure where I am going, but with a strange virus threatening our society I feel some sense of responsibility as a former journalist to address … more
I am a conservative who seeks to expand freedom and limit government. To be a limited-state conservative is not to be an anarchist, however. Civilization requires government. It performs certain … more
My dad was four years old when his mom died from the Spanish Flu. She was one of a reported 13,000 North Carolinians who died as a result of the H1N1 virus that started in 1918. My father remembered … more
My daughter asked, “Wanna know what I’m gonna name my children?” Of course I did. “I’m going to have two daughters, named Rose and Lily, and a son named Black-Eyed Susan.” “Is … more
I have decided the minute I mention the coronavirus and the hysteria surrounding the virus my chances of catching this virus will rise substantially. It’s the kind of luck I have, but quite frankly … more
Reports of the coronavirus are on the rise across the globe and even here in North Carolina. Unfortunately, a situation that creates fear also creates an opportunity for scammers. Let’s not only … more
I was proud recently when Marc Little, chairman of my organization, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, stood behind President Donald Trump at a White House event for Black History Month and … more
Sen. Bernie Sanders said: “I believe that health care is a right of all people.” He’s not alone in that contention. That claim comes from Democrats and Republicans and liberals and … more
If anything hasn’t changed it’s the way those sadistic men and women who make up the dental care field do their work. While their tools of inflicting pain and torture to the poor fool sitting in … more
We’ve all seen the headlines, those with the makings of a riveting Lifetime thriller. It’s the ever-changing, complicated account of two innocent kids who went missing Sept. 23, presumably at the … more
That headline is the first time I have officially called myself a writer, but maybe after thousands of stories for this paper and hundreds of columns I’ve finally reached that plateau. The thought … more
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