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NC primary elections come early

The North Carolina Primary Election takes place March 15, 2016. This move is intended to increase North Carolina’s influence in presidential elections. The last primary ... Read more

Write Again . . . She was his secret love

Thomas Wolfe. No need to say anything about this literary colossus who ascended to heights as majestic as the mountains that produced him. Those who ... Read more

Allow me to indulge myself: the true story of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day most notably known by its appeal of family, food and football. There is a pleasant aroma of sweet potato pie in ... Read more

Protect your boat from the winter elements

Next to our house and possibly car or truck, our boat is the next largest investment. One we should protect. The first line of protection ... Read more

Write Again . . . The essence of democracy

When I began this column-writing endeavor — resumed, really — after an almost two-decade hiatus, back in December of 2010, I promised myself to refrain ... Read more