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March weather usually gives us a little taste of spring and gardens begin to come alive as we near April. Below are gardening tips for March: Lawn Avoid that urge to fertilize your warm-season … more
No topic in recent months has polarized Americans more than the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The recent introduction of vaccines to prevent the disease has only spurred more dissension among the … more
If we had our way, we’d never purchase another vehicle. Buying a new car was just not part of our five-year plan. Isn’t it funny how life throws you curve balls? Just last week, my … more
RALEIGH — If you think the cost of living is too low, I bear good tidings. The Biden administration and its allies in Congress, regulatory agencies, and state governments across the country are … more
In every age, wherever people have built communities, the danger of fire has loomed on the periphery. Calm summer evenings and quiet wintry nights have been spliced by … more
Our legislators were correct in forcing the issue to reopen our schools. Their legislation was an acknowledgement of what most have realized, namely that children staring at screens for long periods … more
The issue of reparations to Black Americans as payment for damage done as a result of years of legal slavery and subsequent discrimination is back on the table. The House Judiciary Committee just … more
We’ve all read about the crazy pork barrel spending that members of Congress sneak into various appropriations bills. Things like the $223 million “Bridge to Nowhere,” in Alaska, a … more
Hello. I have been blessed to publish hundreds of times as a journalist for the Fayetteville Observer, write “Ready, Set, Go! A Year of Object Lessons (Baker Books 2003), write three columns … more
Wikipedia defines “midlife crisis” as a transition of identity and self confidence that can occur in middle-aged individuals. My question is, why is it that this euphemistic phrase … more
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was written by Sen. Jim Burgin to Gov. Roy Cooper. The COVID-19 pandemic has not been easy on anyone. A lot of people have had to make tough decisions, … more
RALEIGH — When it comes to giving out business incentives, you won’t find North Carolina at the top of the list. Don’t worry — that’s actually good news. Incentives … more
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