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Last weekend, my fiancée and I traveled to Charleston, S.C., meeting my aunt and uncle at the international airport. I drove the three hours south to pick them up and take our group to a home at 22 … more
RALEIGH — Whether North Carolina pays its public schoolteachers at a level close or equal to the national average is one of the most-debated issues in state politics. Alas, it doesn’t deserve to … more
“Whoever thought I was going to live so long,” my 96-year-old mother asked? She isn’t alone. Ten thousand of us turn 65 every day. In 1990, North Carolina’s median age — meaning one half … more
Over the years in this column I’ve occasionally shared stories of dumb criminals. Usually the person in question contributed to his own capture by doing something like using the back of one of his … more
“I also have a dream.” This rallying cry, handwritten on a simple white placard held up by an Asian-American mom at a protest against liberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to … more
In 2014, high-tech executive and CEO of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, was forced to resign from the company he helped found and build because he made a $1,000 contribution to support traditional marriage in … more
Well I certainly hope all the fathers of the world had a wonderful Father’s Day this past Sunday. Like always, my family came through in a big way and certainly made me feel special. I had my … more
For those of you who might not have read one of recent columns, my girlfriend Jackie and I traveled to Maine over the Memorial Day weekend. I have already discussed the lobster cops and how … more
Andrew Brunson is a loving father, husband, and Presbyterian pastor who has been sharing the word of the Gospel to the people of Turkey for the last 20 years. In October 2016, Brunson was arrested by … more
RALEIGH — Why are you reading this column? Make no mistake — I’m glad you are. I hope you are an avid reader of editorials, op-eds and columns. But motivation matters. If you read my … more
I recently happened across the 1957 film “No Down Payment,” which has to be one of the worst films ever made. It features some (then) up-and-coming young stars, including Tony Randall, Jeffrey … more
As the temperature clock in downtown reaches towards 100 degrees this week for the first time this year, my mind has clicked into a mode of memory and nostalgia as I remember just what it was like to … more
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