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The next time you snack on almonds, add blueberries to your smoothie or eat pumpkin pie, thank a pollinator and thank farmers, ranchers and private forestland owners who work hard to create and … more
It is rare when a journalist gets an opportunity to reflect on a career of someone they call both a friend and a person they’ve dealt with as part of their job. And for me, that person is Kenneth … more
Henry Olsen, a scholar from the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., has a well-deserved reputation for on-target analysis on politics and elections. Olsen just published a column … more
No decent person can support George Floyd’s mistreatment, or the mistreatment of anyone else, at the hands of police officers with the sworn duty to uphold the law. The Minneapolis authorities … more
Several months ago, I wrote a column about the United States buying the Island of Greenland from Denmark. At the time, the national news media was having a field day slamming President Trump for … more
RALEIGH — If most Democrats truly believe the proper response to the George Floyd case — and that of others killed during interactions with law enforcement — is to “defund the police,” they … more
Many years ago the head of Sears Roebuck’s advertising department reported that half of all the dollars they spent on advertising was wasted, he just didn’t know which half. I recalled that as I … more
The first night in our RV, we slept in the dealership’s parking lot. A week later, we slept there again. I think it is safe to say we are not off to the best start. I keep thinking about that … more
All of us have heroes. Whether it’s an athlete, a movie star or someone in our personal lives, there is someone we want to be like. Such is the case with a hero of mine who passed this week. The … more
Today marks the solemn, 10th anniversary of a loss that will never be forgotten. It’s hard to believe that it’s been an entire decade since the passing of a sweet soul. It’s also been nearly … more
After reading the column in our paper from John Hood and his thoughts on what the reaction would be to Gov. Roy Cooper, should he decide to move the state backwards in the face of the current … more
RALEIGH — While announcing a cumbersome set of guidelines for schools to reopen in August, Gov. Roy Cooper pointedly made no promises about whether he will, in fact, allow North Carolina’s … more
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