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I never had the chance to meet Marquise Anderson, but he was my cousin. He died Aug. 26 as a result of a gunshot wound. I think we’ve gotten lost in the vitriol of cable news commentators, … more
The funeral of Sen. John McCain in the National Cathedral on Saturday, the third service in three days following memorials in Arizona and then the U.S. Capitol, was an awesome display of American … more
Cholesterol. You probably know that it’s an important factor when it comes to your overall health and wellness, but what is it, exactly? This month marks National Cholesterol Education Month, … more
Classic literature has fallen from favor in English class. The movement away from the literary canon, begun decades ago, has accelerated rapidly following adoption of Common Core standards by … more
Call me a nuanced curmudgeon. I’m not so bothered by the AMOUNT of time that teenagers spend with the internet and/or digital devices as by the lack of QUALITY of their pursuits. I’m … more
Here are some new items for you to ponder. Slang terms • As related to overeating — Pig out, eat like a pig, about to pop, snarf down, gorge, wolf down, eat like a horse, full as a tick, … more
It’s back-to-school time for millions of American children, which means it’s time to debate the federal government’s role in deciding what our kids should eat for lunch. To understand how … more
A former Wilson athlete has returned home to pay it forward with the Saturday grand opening celebration for Power Plex Athletic Center. CEO Jeremy Jeffers knows well the challenge of balancing … more
RALEIGH — My wife is angry at the government. No surprise there, I suppose — we do have a great deal in common. To be more specific, my wife is angry with the city of Charleston, South … more
Heading into the midterms, it’s a good idea to take stock of what you really want and don’t want from “your” government. Do you want the government to actually control the day-to-day … more
Let us take a few minutes to talk about the most underrated holiday of them all: Labor Day. Poor baby. It gets less respect than a MAGA hat at a Bernie Sanders rally. Like a half-eaten chocolate … more
The actor Tom Selleck was in a TV crime show series 30 years ago that my wife and I enjoyed. It was called “Magnum PI”, and the lead character — played by Selleck — would often say, “I know … more
President Trump recently imposed sanctions on Turkey to protest the Turkish government’s detention of an American pastor. Turkey has responded by increasing tariffs on U.S. exports. The trade war … more
We have reached a point in time children and teenagers pretty much dread and adults are mostly on the fence. It’s a transitional time, especially here in this neck of the woods where the … more
The past week has been filled with one overarching story: the passing away of Sen. John McCain. I myself was filled with a sense of loss just last Saturday night as word hit me of his passing, … more
Now that school has started, we can look forward to passing by schools and seeing children playing on the playground, yelling and squealing and running around as children love to do. Do you … more
MARTIN THORN On Nov. 19, 1870, D.W. Barnes, who was married to Elizabeth Thorn, called daughter Elizabeth Barnes in the will of Martin Thorn, made petition and was given the administration of the … more
RALEIGH — Politicians tell people what they want to hear. Leaders tell people what they need to hear, even if they don’t want to listen. I don’t envy the challenge faced by Gov. Roy Cooper … more
“[A] political party which wishes to lead,” reads the preamble to the Democratic Party’s charter, “must listen to those it would lead, a party which asks for the people’s trust must prove … more
Students in Wilson County have started school, and while I’m a little sad to be an empty nester with no first day of school picture to post (my son respectfully declined my request), it has been … more
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