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Labor Day was the saddest day of the year when I was young. It signaled the official end of summer and the start of the routine of getting up early, going to school, doing homework and going to bed … more
“I’m not touching you,” my 6-year-old said, holding a pillow a mere millimeter from my face after I demanded he stop hitting me with it. “I know what you’re doing,” I said, beyond … more
As to growth as a factor in where to build a school, isn’t this a catch 22? If you only select growth areas for new schools are you forever putting Erwin, Dunn and other municipalities on the … more
Recent polls and surveys are delivering, at best, mixed news for Republicans regarding the upcoming midterm elections. The good news is that prospects have turned positive for Republicans to win … more
The Immigration and Nationality Act mandates that all immigrants and refugees undergo a medical screening examination to determine whether they have an inadmissible health condition. The Centers for … more
Let me begin this week with a few shout-outs before I head down the road I’m about to travel. First of all, thanks to Tom, Lisa, Laura, Jan and Shawn for carrying the mail while I was off on a … more
I have to admit, getting into the swing of working for a living after coming off a mini vacation was much harder than I imagined. I thought vacations were supposed to refresh and revive a person, but … more
The news about the president is shocking. Behavior that would get most people fired has taken place, and something must be done. Are we, as a nation, not up in arms when a president: Is repeatedly … more
At this unique moment in American history, liberals and conservatives have something in common: an abhorrence of government prosecutors run amok. Republicans are livid at the federal fishing … more
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
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 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
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