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Though I don’t have a significant other these days, I still like Valentine’s Day — only if it’s just memories at the moment. I always gave mom a dozen red roses. One … more
The “I have a dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King was a remarkable piece of work, and will continue to be reviewed and studied for years to come. I, too, had a dream the other … more
Thumbs Up President Joe Biden for sending troops to eastern Europe in response to Russia’s military aggression near the Russian-Ukrainian border. No one wants to go to war with Russia. … more
Ever been on a seemingly endless walk or slow ride through a cemetery? They are filled with both history and intrigue. It is the final resting place for a community’s early movers and … more
Ever had a day when you want to climb back in bed, pull the covers over your head and forget everything? I have. One afternoon I ventured out to handle some errands. I stopped at the post … more
The wind was blowing steadily at around 40 miles per hour and kicking up a near white-out type blizzard of heavily falling snow. I saw that more than 50 years ago atop a mountain in Germany when I … more
Now I understand why my dad used to stay up all night and pace the living room floor when bad storms were expected. When you live by yourself with trees and power lines everywhere, you can’t … more
RALEIGH — During each election cycle, we are treated to an endless parade of politicians extolling freedom. Given how many of them subsequently vote to restrict our freedom, we have ample … more
It must be OK to complain, but why?  Nobody listens. Then it is pretty much a waste of time for all involved. As folks get older they appear to have much less tolerance for the chronic … more
The non-partisan watchdog Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has announced the results of its online poll for the 2021 Porker of the Year. The group does a masterful job of shining light on … more
I want to thank everyone for the prayers and kind words when I’ve seen you in public. It’s surreal living with cancer. The last part of my initial treatment, a radiation pill, was … more
To the editor: I am a resident of Mount Olive. I am coming to you with this issue because we need help and going to our current commissioners is not working. The south side [of town] is dying … more
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