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Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving

As I’m writing this, we are three days away from Thanksgiving.This is a special holiday for so many of us and one in which we all look forward to spending time with friends and family over …

Time to regroup for local democrats

We’re now a little more than a week removed from the election and there are still several undecided races statewide and nationally. There’s still no clear winner in the North Carolina …
Columns

BLIZZARD: ‘Matthew Noah, Matthew Noah’

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you the story of my boys’ first day of school together. To give a brief recap, Matthew tried to con his way into graduating kindergarten on day one and join …

BLIZZARD: Gone the way of Santa Claus

Practically every family has that story or two that gets repeated at reunions or over holidays that never fails to get a laugh.One of these weeks, I’ll share with you the story of my …

EPA’s clean cars rollback will put North Carolina in reverse

My nephew is one of the one million North Carolinians who suffer from asthma. Poor air quality affects us all, but for him, it presents a unique challenge. He has good days and bad days. But like …

COVID response creates policy options

Although working from home provides a great deal of flexibility and potential benefits, professional and personal, most of us don’t want to make it our default setting — even after, or perhaps …

Saltbox Seafood Joint, surviving the coronavirus

Can any of North Carolina’s great roadside eateries and local joints survive the coronavirus? I have my doubts. So does UNC-Press. It has put the release of an updated and revised edition of my …
Letters to the Editor

Thinking before voting

To the Editor,Without overtly supporting a candidate or a political party, I would like to motivate our readers to think about real-life issues before voting.If you want a good life, with plenty of …

Common Sense Leadership During COVID

To the editor: As the United States exceeds 160,000 deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic in just under five months, Donald Trump’s push of inaccuracies and conspiracies against the advice of …

Disappointed in last week’s paper

Dear Mr. Snow, I was disappointed in your last Thursday’s newspaper. Some people who would love to have their jobs back are depending on the food banks. The past editor published an …

Haven’t we all had enough?

To the editor: Earlier this year, America was hit by two national disasters. Both were used for political benefit by the Democratic Party. The first disaster was the “Wuhan Virus” …

Proud of Chief Hess

To the editor: On three differernt occasions, I have written a letter to praise Chief David Hess and then never sent it in to be published. However, after the events this past weekend, I feel …
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