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This season’s flu is expected to be less severe than the previous one, but that’s not saying much. Nationwide, there were more than 80,000 flu-related deaths during the 2017-18 flu season, the … more
We are encouraging prayer to whatever higher power one might call on — prayer for the family and friends of a N.C. Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed last week while conducting a traffic stop … more
Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical Christian pastor from Black Mountain who had been jailed in Turkey, came home over the weekend. Following pressure from the U.S. government, including … more
A distracted motorist is a dangerous motorist, and in today’s busy, high-tech world there are dozens of ways those behind the wheel of a vehicle can have their attention steered away from the road. … more
The people, not the politicians, are the intended governors. The people govern by electing representatives to manage our civic affairs. When the people do not vote or when the impact of voting is … more
Dunn suffered a loss with the death Saturday of Billy Barfield. Mr. Barfield was 79, but you couldn’t tell it with the amount of service he performed, service he performed for others. First and … more
It’s sorely tempting to criticize Harnett Central High School Principal Cindy Gordon after she reportedly kicked a student out of a football game for wearing a Donald Trump shirt. But examining … more
The rains from Hurricane Florence have ended, and much of the flooding has receded. But the effects of this disaster, especially in the poverty-stricken eastern part of our state, will persist for … more
Our country has lost its collective mind, and it is time honest, hard-working, moral men and women did something to reverse the trend that is quickly spiralling out of control. Notice we said men … more
Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Court of Appeals, was sworn in as the newest justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in a quiet private ceremony on … more
A decade ago, a plan to widen Interstate 95 in North Carolina, and pay for the work with tolls, stoked an angry response that led to the plan’s demise. The image of toll booths turned radioactive. … more
In our experience, the toughest challenges can come when the storm is out of the headlines and life is starting to feel normal again for many. Caught a second wind? We’re going to need … more
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