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I wrote last week about teachers in Harnett County who changed my life through my experiences in the classroom. The response I got to that column makes me realize how much teachers care about their … more
Here’s a good news-bad news story that needs a happy ending. The good news is that as of January our state’s unemployment rate was 3.6 percent. When you consider it was 4.5 percent last February … more
RALEIGH — Politicians, educators, parents, and citizens debate education policy constantly not only because it is of crucial importance to our shared futures but also because the field simply … more
As long as I can remember, I have enjoyed watching “Saturday Night Live.” I recall seeing Will Ferrell portray George W. Bush when I was in middle and high school; in my college years, it was … more
Unpopular opinion: I loved exam weeks. There was something about those weeks of high stress, information overload and late-night cram sessions that felt charged with some kind of magical kinetic … more
Many people consider the time period that we live in to be perilous; an era of uncertainty, instability and fear. My first child will be born later this year. As I weigh the considerations, of … more
President Donald Trump’s two-hour speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference was filled with zingers that seem reasonably representative of what we can expect in the 2020 presidential … more
Since we are on the subject of honesty this week, I figured I must confess I absolutely cannot watch the national news or follow the rambling of the American politician. Throughout my lifetime I … more
Many of you out there may not realize I have been fighting against one of the most common afflictions there might be in this world — cataracts. While the disease is as annoying as anything … more
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims that “the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.” The people at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change agree, saying … more
Whether you’re a fan or not, can you honestly deny the incredibly profound effect it has on today’s society? Some critics argue that it promotes anti-social behavioral patterns, depleting all … more
The information that has been emerging about what really happened to Jussie Smollett on Jan. 29 at 2 a.m. in downtown Chicago has blown a hole in his original story wide enough to drive a tank … more
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