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May 6-10 is Teacher Appreciation week, and I ask all North Carolinians to join me in thanking our hard-working educators. We are fortunate to have them. As state superintendent of North Carolina’s … more
Last weekend Marvel Studios released their 22nd movie, “Avengers: Endgame,” and if you haven’t seen it yet you’re definitely among the few. I don’t mean that as criticism, I mean it as a … more
Any well-run company listens closely to their customers and Mooresville based Lowe’s is a good example of a home-grown business that listens. While many of us do-it-yourselfers frequent their … more
“What would you call this dress?” I asked the salesgirl. “I’d call it ... ‘Little House on the Prairie’ chic.” “And that’s a thing?” I asked. “It’s most definitely a … more
Here, in the Sandhills region, we are constantly reminded of the ocean. Our longleaf pines are the too-tall tributes to a time when our sandy soil was under water. This weekend, my family and I … more
RALEIGH — If you are convicted of a crime, the government can punish you. If you are arrested but never convicted, the government can’t punish you. That’s the principle, simply put. Alas, … more
We can all agree with Joe Biden that “we are in a battle for the soul of this nation.” Biden’s video announcing his presidential candidacy provides the best raw material we could ask for … more
“Are you a ‘dog person’”? How many times have you been asked that? What’s not to love about those sweet, cuddly, lovable canines? After all, they’re still coined “man’s (and … more
One of the many facts I have discovered recently surrounds the number of phones compared to the number of toilets there are in this world. Yes, according to a study conducted by the United Nations … more
My longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell has just published a revised and enlarged edition of “Discrimination and Disparities.” It lays waste to myth after myth about the causes of … more
The brilliance of our country’s founders is revealed in many things but especially the checks on power built into our system of government. The Constitution is grounded in the natural-law … more
This week marks 20 years that I have covered the news of Harnett County. That has provided a lot of opportunities to meet people. It is one of the benefits of the job. That is sometimes good and … more
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