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RALEIGH — I am a fiscal conservative. I recognize that government at all levels has important tasks to do, tasks that make us all better off if done at a reasonable cost. I think the list of such … more
If you’re like many people, then you watched the Super Bowl last Sunday night. Being a Christian doesn’t mean we shouldn’t watch football. But, it’s been said that football, not … more
I was late getting a smartphone, quite content with my small flip phone for calls and a pocket-sized iTouch for emails and entertainment. But when both crashed about the same time, I realized that an … more
How many tongues do we have? If we’re talking about the muscle in our mouth that allows us to speak, then, of course, each of us owns only one, but that one’s very important. The Bible talks a … more
RALEIGH — Health care costs too much. Are we agreed? Great. Perhaps now we can discuss the more interesting question of what policymakers should do about the problem. There are dozens of … more
Last week’s announcement that the Mueller report had finally been completed meant no more waiting and suspense, but it doesn’t mean President Trump’s problems are ended or the mysteries … more
I love taking walks in well-maintained, lush flower gardens. I admire the blooms with their eye-catching colors and gorgeous fragrances. I stroll along and am inspired, renewed and given peace to … more
On Sunday, the Peachtree Baptist Church congregation, family, and friends welcomed the Rev. Wendy Edwards as guest pastor. She was accompanied by her husband Ray. She filled in for Pastor Gene while … more
Politics last week compelled some Democratic competitors for president to heap criticism on former Vice President Joe Biden for touting his past ability as a senator to find ways to work with … more
Our fur babies can be so adorable at times. You know what I mean when I say fur babies, right? Those pets that we consider closer to us than our own family most times. A wide range of pets are … more
For many of us who are still blessed to have our parents with us here on earth, we are watching the time pass by and seeing them age terribly faster than we would want. As we once were the focal … more
For the last two weeks, I watched social media in two towns erupt in either words of congratulations or words of anger over the choice of their new police chiefs. The main complaint I saw was … more
Gov. Roy Cooper said the budget passed by both chambers of the General Assembly was an “astonishing failure of common sense and common decency.” I beg to differ. When I look at this budget, I … more
My son, Brent, called me the other day on his way home from work to let me know that he had heard a bobwhite as he was walking to his car. That distinct bird call reminded him of when he was growing … more
Remember growing up how you hated to hear your parents begin a sentence with “When I was your age?” Each week as I give thought to just what this column should be about, I find myself always … more
Have you ever tried to feed the birds? Husband John and I recently placed a bird feeder in our back yard. The birds flocked to it — until the food was gone. Then we put up a bird feeder that … more
The movie “The Lion King” has made lions popular again. In this endearing story, Simba, son of the ruling lion Mufasa, ultimately battles his evil uncle Scar for control of the Pride Lands of his … more
RALEIGH — How should we respond to the urban-rural divide? The question has legions of politicians, scholars, journalists and businesses scrambling for answers. I respect their efforts. But I … more
I have “joy” on both sides of my front porch, engraved in big red letters on Christmas pillows perched on a bench and swing. After all, Christmas is a time we associate with great joy, be it … more
Who remembers the year 1984? I do. I graduated from Spaulding Elementary School in Spring Hope in the spring and started seventh grade at Southern Nash Junior High in the fall. The Oakland … more
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