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RALEIGH — Now that Democrats control the White House and both chambers of Congress (however narrowly), they will probably approve a new round of federal borrowing to bail out state and local … more
The heart of democracy skipped a serious beat recently when so-called patriots stormed the nation’s Capitol, leaving death and destruction. It is not acceptable. The thugs overwhelmed … more
The first two weeks of high school basketball season have undoubtedly been unusual. Since regular-season play began Jan. 4, there have been numerous postponements due to either positive COVID … more
RALEIGH — I have strong opinions — but not about how to perform brain surgery, write a smartphone app, design a golf course, or produce a hip-hop album. Perhaps you do have a strong view … more
This month’s plant spotlight is the tea olive, also known by its scientific name, Osmanthus. Tea olive is a dense, evergreen shrub that is better known for its fragrant fall flowers. The leaves … more
There is a story, some good and some bad, behind every death notice. The latest I read was disturbing. Years ago I coached a girl’s softball team in a city-sponsored recreation … more
Several years ago, a good friend of mine wrote a column on aging. He recalled his years as a catcher on the baseball diamond and how his bones had begun to creak and groan from all of those years … more
With the start of the New Year, many of us have New Year resolutions such as getting healthy, lose weight, reduce stress or start a new hobby. Gardening can be a way to accomplish many of these … more
I love my dog and am sure she loves me. She tolerates a lot. Mine is a stray rescue, maybe even a Godsend. She was sitting on my front porch one cold January morning four years ago. The … more
Remember my Hallmark ornament addiction? I’ve got a side story for you. If you’re anything like me and my cousin, Linda, you usually hit the department stores for those … more
As the holiday season is now behind us, many of us gardeners begin to dream of warm spring days when we can spend more time in our gardens. Take advantage of January to plan and ... more
Here is to hopes of happiness and good health to all as we move into another year facing unprecedented challenges. There are many things we know we face and there are also some unknowns. One … more
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