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We’ve all read about the crazy pork barrel spending that members of Congress sneak into various appropriations bills. Things like the $223 million “Bridge to Nowhere,” in Alaska, a … more
Hello. I have been blessed to publish hundreds of times as a journalist for the Fayetteville Observer, write “Ready, Set, Go! A Year of Object Lessons (Baker Books 2003), write three columns … more
Wikipedia defines “midlife crisis” as a transition of identity and self confidence that can occur in middle-aged individuals. My question is, why is it that this euphemistic phrase … more
As a nation, we are once again at the time of year we celebrate our national leaders, where we honor the great men who have occupied the Oval Office. Recent news from the Executive Branch has brought … more
We read all the time inspirational stories where folks have fought tirelessly to overcome obstacles before them. This past week, I watched a video detailing one of the most humble individuals who did … more
Am I alone or did it strike you as ironic that our State Board of Education met during Black History Month to determine how to characterize slavery and racism in social studies classes? Some charged … more
Harnett County leaders deserve an attaboy for their diligence in making sure a state grant actually benefits the county’s students. At issue is a $10 million Needs-based Public Schools … more
RALEIGH — “One of the most unhappy series of events in the state’s history began in 1835,” stated a textbook used in elementary schools across North Carolina. “As more … more
A recent Reuters headline read, “Yellen, Rice tout economics as key to fixing American inequality.” According to Susan Rice, President Joe Biden’s new domestic policy adviser, … more
“We’re nature people,” the people in the campsite across from us said. “So are we,” I replied. “I mean, I’m guessing most people here are.” We … more
I was once again facing the demon of every writer this week, writers block, wondering what I would fill this space with when I heard the story of 100-year-old British war hero Capt. Sir Tom Moore, … more
Are you OK with government officials limiting who can speak at public hearings or keeping you in the dark on things like tax increases or zoning changes or continued meetings? House Bill 51 opens … more
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