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If you have not read or seen this yet, it appears our typically not-so-friendly distant neighbors to the north have been packing up their homeless problem and randomly sending people across the … more
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially now that Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday are over. It’s hard to believe that it’s less than a month before … more
The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes all those things that drive women crazy while the men in the family watch football, basketball, hockey and old Westerns — or just plain watch us … more
Thanksgiving seems to have arrived quickly this year, despite little evidence the world has much to be thankful about. Still, the hams and turkeys will be on countless tables this Thursday, which … more
I’m becoming my grandmother. For weeks I have been fighting bronchitis (two rounds of antibiotics, one with steroids, an injection and still it hangs on). The cough sounds like something out of … more
Gobble, gobble, gobble! Happy Thanksgiving, my dear friends. What a wonderful time of year this always turns out to be. There isn’t really anything better than stuffing your gut to near capacity … more
Election news last week kept an interesting, even funny, story off the front page — the two guys who thought they stole marijuana but only stole quite-legal hemp. They literally were left holding … more
According to an October Rasmussen poll, 38% of likely voters say they intend to vote for “someone other than President Trump or the Democratic presidential nominee” in the 2020 U.S. presidential … more
Gloves, galoshes and toboggans. Those have been on the list of attire these past few days as the temperatures seem to have had a few bipolar tendencies. With the Nor’easter winds off the coast … more
Oh, boy, did I screw up my first attempt at covering a town council meeting. It was 1986, and I was spending the summer interning at a weekly newspaper in Nash County called the Spring Hope … more
It’s the fall of the year and with that comes little things, like leaves and pine straw falling, first frost, corn picking and digging sweet potatoes. My sister Jean and I went sweet potato … more
Monday was a fairly nice day, sunny and with a mild temperature. If you didn’t have government business, it was easy to miss that Monday was also Veterans Day. The celebration was, let’s just … more
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I need a laugh. Real life is moving so fast and painfully, at least in Washington, that it’s a relief to be able to smile and chuckle rather than grind my … more
I fell asleep sitting in the carpool line while waiting for my granddaughter at Southern Nash High School. You know, you get there early because you don’t want to have to sit beside the road … more
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the Christmas holiday season is nearing. Yes — I know we still have Thanksgiving to get through and if you are like me, every penny counts … more
Where do you stand on daylight saving time, which concludes with the annual tradition of clocks turning back one hour at 2 a.m. this Sunday? For me, I’d rather the time never change. I honestly … more
There’s going to be a lot of spooks around this Thursday, and probably a bunch of princesses as well. Halloween is upon us. According to the marketers and pollsters, princesses and superheroes … more
I’m preparing for the community yard sale to be held at the Gold Valley Church of God on Nov. 16 and in doing so, I plan to declutter my home. How on earth did all this “stuff” accumulate … more
“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” This statement is often said in annoyance, suggesting that although things change on the surface, nothing really changes underneath. … more
Fans of the Peanuts cartoon are familiar with Linus’ belief in the Great Pumpkin arriving on Halloween, but I discovered that the real Great Pumpkin is already at the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh — … more
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