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One of my favorite holiday tunes croons about the joy of being home for Christmas. It reminded me of just what that has meant to me over the years as I once again migrate towards the place I have … more
How many times have you heard yourself say, if “I only knew then what I know now” and then continue to pontificate on the situation in your mind? Myself, at least a bazillion, maybe more. It … more
If the news is any indication, Democrats and the progressive left generally have virtually nothing left in their political arsenal except for claims that their opponents are “racists” and … more
If you come to the end of the year and you’ve got surplus money in the bank what do you do? This seldom happens in most homes, but would you spend it? Save it? Or, with a government, would you … more
It has been said that the very moment a man finds himself, he finds God. This captures the story of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, a man of deep faith whose youthful struggles … more
One of the first lessons in an economics class is everything has a cost. That’s in stark contrast to lessons in the political arena where politicians talk about free stuff. In our personal lives, … more
RALEIGH — In the context of American politics, North Carolina is a middle state — which is not the same thing as saying North Carolinians are especially moderate. It simply means that our … more
I had no idea what I was getting into when I first joined The Daily Record back in September 2018. The only thing I knew about Harnett County was that it was home to Campbell University, my … more
“You’re gonna burn, little birdie!” Perhaps in days prior to COVID-19, I would express concern over my 4-year-old’s impaling Peeps from the Easter Bunny and roasting them over the campfire … more
At this writing, the number of deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. is 42,425. This is just a little higher than the number of deaths in the U.S. each year from auto accidents. It’s no mystery … more
At the Rural Center, we’ve had the privilege to work in communities all across rural North Carolina, and we’ve seen firsthand that it’s not the size or location of a town that makes it a great … more
RALEIGH — Free societies are rife with planning. Indeed, there is no such thing as an unplanned society. No, I have not become a victim of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers. I continue to … more
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