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“Who is Peter Hans?” This is a question I am getting from friends who have learned that Hans has been elected the next president of the University of North Carolina. Maybe they … more
RALEIGH — During the month of May, 38 states saw their unemployment rates drop as governments eased COVID-19 restrictions and allowed more businesses to open and individuals return to … more
As they heaped praise on the Black Lives Matter movement, America’s big-city mayors were actively working to undermine it with harsh curfews that cut marches and rallies short. Minneapolis … more
I saw something on Facebook recently that caused me to pause.  Actually, it caused me to put both feet on the brake pedal and come to an angry, screeching, tire-smoking halt. You know, the … more
Fake news. Those two words have likely created more confusion and distrust of the news media than any other. While it is easy to understand why those of us who work in the news media despise the … more
RALEIGH — If most Democrats truly believe the proper response to the George Floyd case — and that of others killed during interactions with law enforcement — is to “defund the … more
Many years ago, the head of Sears Roebuck’s advertising department reported that half of all the dollars Sears spent on advertising was wasted — he just didn’t know which half. I … more
My daddy was one of the hardest working men I have ever known. He was born in 1896, which automatically speaks for itself. He saw the United States go from horse and buggy (and yes, I have heard … more
This coming Sunday is Father’s Day, when people remember the special men in their lives. My own father, who I always called “Daddy,” passed away many years ago, but I still remember how … more
Sometime during the last few months, the American response to the COVID-19 pandemic turned from reasonably compliant with public health officials to reckless and defiant even though the number of … more
We Americans have no tolerance for tyrants. We fought a revolution to get rid of the king. We fought a civil war to get rid of slavery. We fought World War II to get rid of the Nazis. Earlier … more
RALEIGH — Should Gov. Roy Cooper continue his current approach to reopening North Carolina’s shattered economy, speed up the pace to save more jobs and businesses or slow it down in … more
Should Fort Bragg keep on being Fort Bragg? Or do we need another name for North Carolina’s largest military base? I got my first lesson about that question in the summer of 1961 at ROTC … more
A recent headline jolted J.K. Rowling out of her wizarding world and into Oceania, the domineering surveillance state of George Orwell’s “1984.” Rowling scoffed at an online … more
As we are now past Memorial Day, I guess we could claim that summer is upon us. Never mind what the calendar tells us the first day is, summer is here.  Summer is the time for vacations and … more
RALEIGH — While announcing a cumbersome set of guidelines for schools to reopen in August, Gov. Roy Cooper pointedly made no promises about whether he will, in fact, allow North … more
Does our state government spend too much, too little or just enough? That was the Cinderella question I asked myself after reading a post on the Civitas Institute website.  The article began … more
I have to tell you; I am sick to death of Spring Hope’s appearance being neglected. I am also sick to death of Bailey’s appearance being neglected. Almost every single day, there is something … more
Spring Hope had a protest last week, and everyone involved should be proud of themselves. I know I’m proud of them. As many as 100 people, black and white, young and old, turned out June 1 on … more
I’m sure you’ve experienced dreams you were very glad to wake up from. I’ve dreamed that I’m in college and just realized I’ve forgotten to go to a certain class, even missing the final … more
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