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Remember the “church key” everyone used to carry around with them, especially the young people? It was in the days before the quick lift tabs we see on cans today. The church key … more
The old days are long gone never to be lived again. It’s a life lesson the older generation learns, especially those who grew up in Mount Olive.Steve Wiggins recalls that time. He used to … more
 I haven’t yet commented on President Biden’s new “Disinformation Governance Board” because it surely can’t be as bad — as dystopian — as it sounded … more
It had been a little more than a year since my 70-pound fur baby had been to the groomer. Groomers are getting more difficult to find. I have been looking for one for several months since the … more
Some of you may remember the story of New York Times staffer Bari Weiss who made a very public departure from the paper in 2020. She posted her resignation letter online; in it, she said the … more
May is a difficult month in my one-person household. Mother’s Day just passed. More than 60 years ago, my late parents said “I do” this month. Then you have Memorial Day … more
Who out there learned to swim in the creek, farm pond or river during your romping and climbing the hillside days? Most of my generation did because mud holes were too shallow and it was the way … more
For years, those in mainstream media have laughed at the notion that social media companies muffle conservative voices while amplifying those on the left. But in 2018, Recode Media, a Silicon … more
Many years ago, peach plums were as close to a fruit for the gods as it gets. That’s the way we young’uns looked at it, anyway. A bunch of us from the neighborhood would sneak … more
The organizing committee promised that the North Carolina Pickle Festival would be the biggest “DILL” ever in its 36-year history. The award-winning event lived up to its billing. I … more
Friday was Earth Day, so it was tempting to once again ridicule all of the inaccurate doomsday predictions scientists have made about our climate, but that wouldn’t be nice. Wait. Forget … more
If I ever meet the idiot who coined the phrase “the golden years” he is going to think he is in Hollywood accepting an Oscar, because my plans are to pull a Will Smith on him — a … more
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