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RALEIGH — If you are a political junkie, you follow closely the daily ins and outs of elections and legislation. I do, too. Let’s step back for a second, take a breath and consider the phenomenal … more
Fear is contagious. And Republicans should be terrified about last week’s congressional race in southwestern Pennsylvania. If they couldn’t win a House seat on solid Trump turf, in a … more
Although in my trade I’m expected to use words and sentences correctly I sometimes, whether unintentionally or just out of ignorance, tend to destroy the English language. Heck, I’m as capable … more
Finally, President Trump asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to impose low-level sanctions on some of the Russian entities that are known to have interfered in our election. Based on the reported … more
RALEIGH — Last week was Sunshine Week, the annual event where news organizations promote government transparency and analyze how well our public records and open meetings laws are working. This … more
This week in the middle of all the basketball madness, we put aside the hard fact that we are loving our favorite game to death. And, even when we acknowledge what is happening, we blame the wrong … more
RALEIGH — The public is in a surly mood. According to a January poll by Gallup, only 38 percent of Americans said they were satisfied with how well “the U.S. system of government works.” … more
This month marks the 15th anniversary of the U.S. war on Iraq. The “shock and awe” attack was launched based on “stove-piped” intelligence fed from the CIA and Pentagon through an uncritical … more
Gov. Roy Cooper is doing his best to woo Amazon’s second headquarters to the Triangle area with the promise of millions in tax incentives. The governor won’t say just how much incentive cash … more
This past week was Sunshine Week, not that we saw a lot of it, either meteorologically or metaphorically. What we got for the start of the week was dark clouds, some wind and even snow. Some … more
Cooking consumes a lot of time in some homes, especially those of the past when people ate at home most of the time. Experienced cooks know that cooking uses mathematics, art, chemistry and … more
“Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy.” Yep, that’s one that should be in your top ten list of commandments whether you count it as No. 3 or No. 4 (Come on, you knew there were two … more
This past weekend, my wife and I went to a local used book sale. It’s held a couple of times a year in a big hall downtown and is put on by the friends of the local library. A lot of the books are … more
In the wake of the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, a number of businesses have moved to distance themselves from scary-looking weapons like the AR-15, from younger purchasers of … more
SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP, Pa. — When Maddie Levy saw the students fleeing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last month, she saw something familiar. She saw her … more
On Tuesday, I received a call from school officials informing parents of activities for a “national school walkout” planned in response to the recent deadly school shooting in Parkland, … more
RALEIGH — The state legislature regularly draws fire for its decision to end an old, very generous tax break for film and TV production and replace it with a smaller, more-targeted grant program. … more
Not long after my first-grade class at Winstead Elementary School in Wilson had mastered our ABCs well enough to suit our teacher, we advanced quickly into learning how to read and communicate using … more
RALEIGH — For the past three election cycles, I haven’t been able to choose my representatives in the state House and Senate. Sure, those offices appeared on my Election Day ballot. But the … more
I have written columns for The Wilson Times for one year. During this time, I accepted Donald J. Trump as the president of the United States. While I have spoken against impeachment, I have been very … more
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