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The Poor People’s Campaign has announced a “season of nonviolent, moral direct action,” targeting the U.S. Senate with disruptive activities every Monday, July 12 through Aug … more
THUMBS UP Mayor William Elmore, Brian McNeill, Carolyn Elmore, Sharon Stevens and countless volunteers for their efforts to attract and host this year’s North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball … more
RALEIGH — Because political behavior is a rich and fascinating field of study, you can find many valid and useful theories to explain why conservatives and progressives disagree about the … more
“If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands,” the catchy children’s song goes. North Carolinians are joining our neighbors across the nation in smiling more, going to … more
Talk about a head scratcher. Why have the unemployment benefits been extended? Our local and state economy has been on shaky ground for 16 months, but government officials seem to think that … more
We are now a little over a week out from what has to be called the most American of holidays, the day we celebrate our independence from England and the official formation of our country. It’s … more
Don’t you just love stories with happy endings? I think we need more feel-good, cozy, Hallmark-like articles myself. Check out this true story. What started off as one of the most momentous … more
Wouldn’t it be nice if our state elected officials worked together amicably to craft a biennial budget? One with the primary purpose of meeting needs instead of furthering political agendas. … more
It is one of the unfortunate ironies coming out of the Biden administration that, with all the obsession about so-called equity, policies they are putting forth will only hurt the very low-income … more
President Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline not only cost thousands of American jobs, it may also cost U.S. taxpayers $15 billion. That’s in addition to the extra … more
RALEIGH — North Carolinians disagree about a great deal. But here’s a proposition virtually all of us endorse: the future of our state is closely tied to the amount and quality of … more
All fresh-water fishermen remember the biggest largemouth bass they ever landed. I do, and kissed her right smack in the mouth once I got my hands on her. Every detail on that glorious moment is … more
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