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We are watching in real time as two of the most powerful and influential institutions in the history of Western civilization — the Roman Catholic Church and the United States government — descend … more
By all counts of people who know me, I am the last person in the world to accept technology. In almost all cases, the old way is just fine with me. That is why when I caught myself talking to my … more
I have a message for virtue-signaling men who’ve rushed to embrace #MeToo operatives hurling uncorroborated sexual assault allegations into the chaotic court of public opinion. Stuff it. Your … more
It happened once again with Hurricane Florence. Whenever North Carolina is in crisis — such as with storms or other catastrophes — we collectively rise to the occasion. Politics, rivalries and … more
RALEIGH — Do you want to hear some good news? For many readers across North Carolina who are still suffering from or cleaning up after the ravages of Hurricane Florence, some good news might be a … more
Early this past summer, I had the honor and privilege to undergo a series of interviews with Samuel Bell. Mr. Bell, who taught and coached at Harnett Central for over 30 years, passed away on … more
It’s been nearly a week since Hurricane Florence blew its wrath onto North and South Carolina. The velocity with which Florence blasted ashore our coastline continues to wreak havoc as the storm … more
While questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about abortion during his Senate confirmation hearings, Sen. Dianne Feinstein grossly misstated statistics about abortion deaths before Roe v. … more
Prior to her arrival, the East Coast watched as Hurricane Florence took her leisurely stroll across the Atlantic, building power as she progressed, until it was projected to reach North Carolina as a … more
I understand that after nearly two weeks of wall-to-wall hurricane coverage we all need a break from the scenes of destruction and catastrophic flooding. Hurricanes, much like hangovers, just … more
So much of our reasoning about race is both emotional and faulty. In ordinary, as well as professional, conversation, we use terms such as discrimination, prejudice, racial preferences and racism … more
There are many things that have been lost to time, history and technology, never again to be seen as they were, only as they had been. Gone are dial telephones, TV’s without remote controls and … more
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