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Who Should Be On The Rock?

In the wake of a disturbing, illegal and controversial act last week involving a Confederate statute on the campus of the University of North Carolina, I thought it might be a good time to take a … more

Time To Forget

RALEIGH — In the aftermath of a scathing report from State Auditor Beth Wood about mismanagement in North Carolina’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) warehouse, some state lawmakers are renewing … more

North Carolina’s Revolution In Health Care

North Carolina is about to undertake the greatest revolution in health care since the 1965 advent of Medicaid and Medicare. And yes, that includes Obamacare. North Carolina will soon become the … more

New Affordable Insurance Options For N.C.

All over our country, many Americans continue to struggle to pay for health insurance coverage. Premiums for Americans who buy their own insurance, rather than receiving it from an employer, have … more

The Power Of Will

My “Will” is like a less interesting Mary Poppins. The wind blows her in when I need her, but not when it would just be kinda cool to have her around. I know she’d never miss a visitation when … more

Swimming With The Fishes Not For Me

Never let it be said I let a little thing like a vacation stop me from writing a weekly column. That’s right folks, as you read these words of malingering wisdom, I am somewhere in the Caribbean … more

Good Night ... Sleep Light

When Laura and Lisa asked if I’d like to reprise an editorial column, I willingly said yes. Fast forwarding through two girls’ weekends at the beach — I still kept wrestling with content for … more

Bad Men,

With the continuing hysteria about Donald Trump’s presidency, a few questions come to mind. The first: Can a bad man become a good president? The second: Does one’s being a good man guarantee … more

Apples For Teachers

The apple is a symbol of knowledge and education, and giving an apple to a teacher is a time-honored tradition, especially at back-to-school time. As we start a new school year, … more


We are approaching the 55th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered Aug. 28, 1963, in Washington, D.C. Reading through the speech, it’s hard … more

Lake Junaluska Vacation

This week, I was lucky enough to join my family for a vacation or at least a mini vacation of sorts to Lake Junaluska near Waynesville in the North Carolina mountains. Thanks to my oldest … more

What We Could Learn From A Child

It is hard not to be inspired by an incident at a Major League Baseball game last week when a young child caught a foul ball at a game in Detroit. The young man deserves to be recognized for what was … more
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