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It was Christmas Eve 1914. World War I was in its early stages and trench warfare was the rule of the day. Soldiers on opposing sides could hear the bullets whistling overhead coming from trenches, … more
Before you take a second look at the title above, don’t worry, you have not missed the first six months of the new year and jumped to the summer of 2019. Thanks to the four-legged member of my … more
Is there such a thing as Santa Claus? I, like most kids who celebrated Dec. 25, wondered with keen curiosity whether the magical man with a belly full of jelly was real. I would use my best … more
Someone stated that the president of the United States is the most powerful person in the western world. However, in recent years federal judges have made that statement to be inaccurate. The … more
Somehow a Grinch always manages to show up to ruffle our Christmas spirit. This year, the Grinch is the form of the Democratic leadership that is blocking the Christmas present that President … more
RALEIGH — As another year draws to a close, a year of Democratic resurgence in both national and local politics, I offer this challenge to incumbent and newly-elected lawmakers alike. Do you really … more
Amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, this year is briskly coming to an end. It seems like just last week we were driving on the interstate, returning from an extended Labor Day … more
Well he’s taken his long winter journey and he’s decided its OK to sit down and chat. Being a journalist sometimes you get to meet interesting people and in my case that was true. Several … more
Have you driven around North Carolina recently? More people have decorated with outdoor lights, blowups and festive displays than we’ve seen in years. I believe I know why. It’s been a really … more
The holidays are a special time for families in North Carolina to gather and look ahead to the New Year with anticipation and enthusiasm. It’s also a time when we reflect on the past year including … more
Today is Christmas Eve, a day of memories for many people. It is a day we prepare for months in advance, hoping just the right present awaits us under the Christmas tree tomorrow morning. Thirty-one … more
“I can’t take the picture if you’re crying.” Every parent who has ever attempted professional family photos has probably heard that sentence uttered. But when the photographer said it, she … more
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