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Are there others reading this who find themselves absolutely wondering when the world will return to some degree of normalcy? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to once again walk into a restaurant and … more
I was taken aback when I saw no list of church happenings in my newspaper this week. Of course, I know about the requirements for staying in and for social distancing, but still seeing no … more
Fearing persecution from the Roman Empire, early Christians huddled together in private homes to pray and study the Scriptures. Nearly two centuries later, the coronavirus pandemic and its sweeping … more
A message from Pastor Gene Whitehouse of Peachtree Baptist Church: “It doesn’t matter what we think about the coronavirus. But it matters forever what God thinks. He is not silent about what … more
I totally just had a flashback to my junior year in high school sitting in Louise Strickland’s business class that very first day with that manual Royal typewriter in front of me and thinking “I … more
Over the past two weeks, Gov. Roy Cooper and local officials have imposed a regulatory regime of increasing severity on North Carolinians. Their stated goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19 so the … more
The coronavirus threat has caused a panic unlike anything most of us have experienced. But who could have imagined the impact it would have on one of life’s most undignified yet necessary … more
In the midst of so many depressing stories about the coronavirus pandemic last week, it was a blessed relief to learn about a homegrown positive action involving a southern Nash County apparel … more
I know a lot of you are bored. I’m pretty bored myself. I find that being bored makes me more tired than being active. I think it should be the other way around, but that’s not what happens. … more
I’ve noticed lately that when TV sports channels describe what old game they will be broadcasting, they sometimes reveal the outcome. For example, the description might read something like, … more
So, this is called social distancing, is it? I’m not sure how refraining from gathering more than 100 or even more than 50 people at a time helps when you are talking about the grand scheme of … more
Nearly 300 years after Blackbeard’s flagship sank off the North Carolina coast, the nation’s highest court is giving state governments a license to plunder. Supreme Court justices decided last … more
A message from Pastor Gene Whitehouse of Peachtree Baptist Church: “So much has happened in our world in just one week. We are further restricted from social contact and our community … more
There are a lot of you out there who could use some levity. The events of the last week or so have whipped this country into a frenzy not seen in a very long time. Some folks believe it will blow … more
You are probably familiar with those top 10 lists from late-night TV shows, you know, the ones that give us a little comic relief at the end of the day and some essential therapeutic belly … more
The videos are short, haunting and a little eerie, created by cellphones all over the world. In Italy, cameras pan down deserted streets while the sound of singing voices seems to come from all … more
A friend of mine noted on a social media post recently that the class of 2020 was born into a time of national mourning and international turmoil. Coming into the world in the year following the … more
As North Carolina and other states inch toward increasingly draconian measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are all weighing the potential costs of both underreaction and … more
When I was first learning to drive at age 19, my dad had a turquoise ‘57 Chevy with gears on the column. My younger brother, Keith, was forever wanting to go to Melvin Hinton’s store for any … more
Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us “there’s a time for everything.” And that means a time to read. Since I’ve been shut-in, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to pull books off the shelves … more
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