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On Monday night I was graciously welcomed and given a nice meal of Gardner’s Barbecue and fried shrimp at the Nash County Republican Party’s county convention at Nash Community College. At … more
I’d like to start this week’s column by proclaiming something. I don’t have any money. Well, I have some money, but it’s allocated to bills and such. I make enough to put a roof over our … more
Did you hear about the fox in France that sneaked into the hen house, thinking he was going to enjoy a tasty meal? What Mr. Fox didn’t realize was the hen house contained 3,000 chickens, and before … more
In my spiritual journey, I’m always looking for a good self-help book based in spirituality and have been reading a lot of books by authors such as Paulo Cuelho, Eckhart Tolle and Lao Tzu. … more
The Peachtree Baptist Church congregation and friends met on Sunday, a nice, warm day. The sanctuary flower arrangement Sunday was presented to glorify God by Dianne Tucker in honor of her … more
The national newspapers have some catchy marketing slogans — “Democracy dies in darkness’’ from the Washington Post and “The truth is more important now than ever” from the New York … more
I have a major admission to make. I have yet to give up anything for Lent. Fact is, Lent sort of crept up on me. I’ll definitely have to think about this issue before Jesus rises and the bunny … more
Husband John and I were lying in bed the other morning when he said, “Oh, my,” in a tone that suggested he had forgotten to pay taxes for the last 10 years. “What’s wrong?” I asked, … more
I don’t know about other people, but after a week of tension and drama, especially in Washington, I need a laugh — or two. A longtime friend of mine, Mary Parker of Rolling Bay, Washington, … more
RALEIGH — If you own it, you control it. That’s what it means to enjoy a property right, in a nutshell. It is a right safeguarded by North Carolina’s constitution as well as the 14th Amendment … more
RALEIGH — If you own it, you control it. That’s what it means to enjoy a property right, in a nutshell. It is a right safeguarded by North Carolina’s constitution as well as the 14th Amendment … more
I don’t know about other people, but after a week of tension and drama, especially in Washington, I need a laugh — or two. A longtime friend of mine, Mary Parker of Rolling Bay, Washington, … more
The Peachtree Baptist Church congregation and friends met Sunday. The sanctuary flower arrangement Sunday was presented to glorify God by Bob Bunn and I honor of my father Jake’s 94th birthday … more
The Peachtree Baptist Church congregation and friends met last Sunday, bringing to an end a very busy week. The sanctuary flower arrangement Sunday was presented to glorify God by Susan and … more
We’ve long been aware of the saying that nothing’s certain except death and taxes. Now most of the world’s scientists are now saying to add the certainty of manmade climate change. A study … more
Among the many complaints about Jesus was that He spent time with sinners. For example, Luke 15:1 says, “Then all the tax collectors and the sinners drew near to (Jesus) to hear Him. And the … more
Have you noticed that the weather affects how your body feels? I don’t even have to peer out the window to know it’s raining outside. Instead, my joints and my spine call out, “rain, rain” … more
Sixteen states celebrated Presidents Day on Monday by filing lawsuits against President Donald Trump’s declaration of a “national emergency” on Saturday to justify spending up to $8 billion on … more
RALEIGH — Is it the job of government to make you happy? While it may seem like a straightforward question, there are some important subtleties packed into those few words. On the face of it, … more
RALEIGH — If the most important factor determining the welfare of workers is the growth rate of the economy, that has policy implications that free-market conservatives, among others, will … more
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