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Despite living in a small town that I have always considered to be one of the safest towns in America, my small hometown is not immune to violent crime and even people like my mother have started to … more
Dear Rusty: My husband turns 65 in December of this year, but he is employed and will be on his employer’s health insurance at least through this school year (May 2020). How should we inform … more
Years ago, it was hard to be a racist. You had to be fitted for and spend money on a white gown and don a pointy hat. You celebrated racism by getting some burlap, wrapping it around a cross, setting … more
There’s nothing more fun than messing with a phone scammer on a Friday afternoon when things are slow in the newsroom. Such an event happened to me not too long ago. I had gotten a voice message … more
A deer knocked down a part of our fence. Two days later, a storm hit, and falling branches took out another section. It was starting to feel like the HGTV version of “Final Destination.” When … more
It has been stated that knowledge is an investment that pays the best interest, a passion should be developed for learning, and the future of the world is in the classroom. Also, having wisdom and … more
The page of time had flipped and it then displayed 1978 — the year in which there was a mass suicide in Guyana. This was the year that Sweden had become the first nation to curb use of aerosol … more
“Yesterday” is smart, funny, poignant and one of the best films of the year. A 10-year musical failure, the talented but unsuccessful London-based Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) has just told his … more
It sounds like the makings of a creepy summer blockbuster: Venomous snake bites are on the rise in North Carolina, according to Dr. Michael Beuhler, the medical director of North Carolina Poison … more
President Donald Trump tweeted that he’ll have an “extended meeting” with China President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Japan this week. Resolving the nations’ trade dispute, and … more
It all started last Tuesday morning. A rare day through the week when my wife and youngest daughter both had a day off from work. I wasn’t sure if I was to have breakfast with my friend, Jerry, … more
Congressional hearings are a fixture in Washington and are supposedly a tool for investigation by the nation’s lawmaking body. Unfortunately, too often when Democrats are in charge, it’s not … more
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