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A couple weeks ago in this column I mentioned that Igor Kholobayev, husband of my niece, Marilyn, was hoping to get his parents out of Kyiv, Ukraine (Marilyn is the daughter of my brother, Brent, and … more
For decades North Carolina has ranked near the bottom of all states in the country when it comes to the public’s right to know what went wrong when a government employee is transferred, demoted … more
I miss Sunday afternoons in the country. Mom and I would get home from church. I’d change into play clothes and aggravate my brother to play with him and his friends in our big side … more
The current invasion of the Ukraine by Russia has now escalated to nothing short of horror for the fleeing population caught in the crossfire. The fact that they are likely targeted intentionally … more
A downtown business venture is currently in the infant stage, but may very well turn out to be the catalyst that triggers a new day of dawning for Mount Olive’s downtown business … more
Somebody pinch me. I feel like I’m dreaming. More than a month ago, I had a full-body scan done after I took a radiation pill due to thyroid cancer. Both thyroids were removed surgically … more
It doesn’t happen often, but heroes have emerged in the last week. Hero, of course, is a much overused word. Politicians are quick to label people heroes in hopes of boosting their own … more
We are closing in on another winter being behind us, and never have we seen one with such a roller coaster variety of weather and temperatures. Come see us, folks. Yes, we are that east coast … more
This tweet popped up on my timeline late Saturday evening: “Today’s men’s basketball game felt like old times when the Kornegay Krazies showed up.” No … more
Does anyone miss the old weeknight television shows that entertained and had something to say? They all had a message and went about getting it across in a respectful, humorous way. They were … more
I’ve always been an avid reader. But it’s been a while since I’ve been to a bookstore or taken time to peruse the non-fiction and fiction sections at a library. Mom taught me … more
We hear tales around the country of college students trying to silence conservative speech. We might be tempted to think this is only happening at the nation’s largest schools or at the most … more
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