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It was a good day and a sad day that hot August day in Dunn when we watched our neighbor, Louise Thaggard, put her trunk in her father’s car. Louise was on her way to college, St Augustine College … more
Where can you find the weather, a crossword puzzle, what’s coming up on TV, what your local elected leaders are doing and an historical fact that can spark conversation? If you’re lucky … more
Some gentle words of advice for the spring break revelers, blissful beachgoers and corona carousers who have poohed-poohed social distancing out of a reckless sense of both entitlement and … more
As the coronavirus public health crisis continues to spread, it’s also creating an economic crisis that will impact the world. Last week, Congress approved a stimulus package that will provide some … more
I wore a face mask outside for the first time Tuesday morning. It wasn’t a new one; I purchased it last summer to clean out a critter infestation. In the last few weeks, as the coronavirus … more
As children across the country adjust to their new normal of school at home, we’re reminded that for many of them, schools provided their only refuge from their struggles at home. Districts have … more
If you’re reading this at 11 a.m. and you already maxed out your recommended calories for the day, we feel you. Stay-home orders from state and local governments should come with refrigerator … more
There is no question that health providers are the front-line heroes of the coronavirus pandemic. The integrity, selflessness and sheer bravery needed to deliver care in the midst of a highly … more
An emergency room doctor in New York City got thrust into an international spotlight this week when former President Barack Obama responded to what he had posted on Twitter. The doctor’s theme: a … more
After 9/11, Americans in every state rallied around our first responders. Today, with the coronavirus pandemic threatening the health and well-being of Americans in every state, our brave first … more
Watching hoarders as they empty the shelves of supermarkets, grocery stores and pharmacies as COVID 19, the coronavirus pandemic, takes its toll on daily life in our communities, it is easy to assume … more
Alexandre Dumas once wrote, “Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm … more
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