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Never let it be said I let a little thing like a vacation stop me from writing a weekly column. That’s right folks, as you read these words of malingering wisdom, I am somewhere in the Caribbean … more
When Laura and Lisa asked if I’d like to reprise an editorial column, I willingly said yes. Fast forwarding through two girls’ weekends at the beach — I still kept wrestling with content for … more
With the continuing hysteria about Donald Trump’s presidency, a few questions come to mind. The first: Can a bad man become a good president? The second: Does one’s being a good man guarantee … more
The apple is a symbol of knowledge and education, and giving an apple to a teacher is a time-honored tradition, especially at back-to-school time. As we start a new school year, … more
We are approaching the 55th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered Aug. 28, 1963, in Washington, D.C. Reading through the speech, it’s hard … more
This week, I was lucky enough to join my family for a vacation or at least a mini vacation of sorts to Lake Junaluska near Waynesville in the North Carolina mountains. Thanks to my oldest … more
It is hard not to be inspired by an incident at a Major League Baseball game last week when a young child caught a foul ball at a game in Detroit. The young man deserves to be recognized for what was … more
As a career academic who teaches entrepreneurship, I am very familiar with the anti-business sentiment that pervades so much of higher education and the public discourse about policy in this country. … more
Some people choose to believe that our current place in time is vapid, bereft of social interaction and detracted by technology. Simply put, those people are wrong. Today’s society does not … more
If you tell a lie long enough and often enough people will eventually believe it. That certainly seems to be the theory behind trying to convince people that the press is filled with fake news and is … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s two most-populous counties, Mecklenburg and Wake, are home to about 21 percent of the state’s population and 28 percent of its jobs. Over the past four years, about … more
Cooke Communications N.C. today [Aug. 16] joins newspapers across the nation writing in response to President Donald Trump’s regular attacks against journalism and the press. Too many nights to … more
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