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There is a phenomenon on television that is now predominant for those who watch on a regular basis. Reality television is all around us and you won’t get arguments from me that it is largely a … more
GASTONIA — If your taxable income is greater than $60,000, then you are at least a bit better off than the average North Carolinian. But does that make you wealthy? There’s an amendment on the … more
Midterm this, midterm that, midterm, midterm, midterm. It’s every other word in the news these days because we’re soon having an election testing whether this nation or any nation can long endure … more
We talk a lot about today’s tribal, partisan politics, where the camps seem to migrate farther and farther to the right or left, screaming at and accusing each other of ever-increasing atrocities. … more
“In case we die,” she said. “You’re not going to die, Mom,” I replied. “I’m sending you all our information — the will, access to the security box, directions to my secret stash … more
While campaign stumping in Las Vegas, former Vice President Joe Biden said that American values are being “shredded” by President Donald Trump. According to Biden, the United States was … more
Well, as luck would have it, this week I will be making my annual visit to the doctor for my yearly check-up. Don’t get me wrong, my doctor is great, but when you only see the doctor once per year, … more
Former President Selfie Stick is back in action, firing up Democrats before the midterms with his signature rallying cries: I, I, I, I! Me, me, me! My, my, my! According to a tally by The … more
The 24th Amendment was ratified Jan. 23, 1964, and Section 1 has the words: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for … more
If everything goes perfectly, and I hit the billion dollar lottery jackpot which is being held the night before this column usually appears, this would be my last. Yes, if I hit the billion dollar … more
Thirteen states have enacted laws to combat what is seen as price gouging in the wake of natural disasters. Price gouging is legally defined as charging 10 to 25 percent more for something than you … more
RALEIGH — As Election Day approaches, you will continue to hear a great deal about hot-button issues that candidates believe may either swing your vote or motivate you to cast it. But few will be … more
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