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Put me down for a two

It’s Monday morning, July 27, 2020. Like all other Monday mornings for those gainfully employed, we arrive at work in a state of total confusion….our ... Read more

2 months ago by Cal Bryant.

For everything, there is a season…

I write my column this week in the midst of a not-so-fun heatwave. Heat indexes in the triple digits are never, ever fun unless you’re ... Read more

2 months ago by Holly Taylor.

A new way to remember Eliza Mae

I typically steer clear of using this space to give free advertising to a local business. However, a new one that is scheduled to open ... Read more

2 months ago by Cal Bryant.

There’s only one place left to go

From the first time I heard him strike up his fiddle live on stage at Norfolk Scope back in the early 1970’s until I listened ... Read more

2 months ago by Cal Bryant.

Know the warning signs of heat-related illnesses

People who’ve lived in North Carolina all their lives are used to the hot summer temperatures combined with humidity which is sometimes so high it ... Read more

3 months ago by Holly Taylor.

Celebrating our freedom

To the Editor: As the nation recently celebrated “Juneteenth” that recognized the freedom of the last slaves that were held in Texas, there are more ... Read more

3 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

Let’s stop being obsessed with being the best

I think it’s fair to say that, as a society, we’re obsessed with being “the best.” It’s ingrained in our brains from every point imaginable. ... Read more

3 months ago by Holly Taylor.

The time is now to invest in new schools

24 — a number sported by Willie Mays, Kobe Bryant, and Jeff Gordon. It is also the number of years since the state of North ... Read more

3 months ago by Contributor.

Desert dust is the least of our worries

Measuring roughly 3,000 miles from east to west, and approximately 1,200 miles from north to south, this place is as large as the 48 contiguous ... Read more

3 months ago by Cal Bryant.

Simple steps to how to wear a mask

I know this may come as a shock to some of you, but the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic isn’t over yet. Many would like to downplay ... Read more

3 months ago by Holly Taylor.

Late fees and charges still apply

If you have ever served as the executor of someone’s estate, the following stories are reminders of all the red tape that comes hand-in-hand with ... Read more

3 months ago by Cal Bryant.

Grammar rules are more like guidelines

I had a professor in college who would often send group emails letting us English majors know about upcoming events and other relevant announcements. I ... Read more

3 months ago by Holly Taylor.

Rules to help keep a man happy

The calendar on my desk denotes that the third Sunday in June is later this week. That means Father’s Day, a tradition which formally began ... Read more

3 months ago by Cal Bryant.

Persistence can lead to change

The month of June this year has been marked so far with protests across the country. People everywhere, even in our local communities, are speaking ... Read more

3 months ago by Holly Taylor.

COVID-19 shows no mercy

“Surely, COVID-19 can cause you to have major health problems. It also doesn’t discriminate. It don’t care what age you are or what color.” Those ... Read more

4 months ago by Cal Bryant.

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