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Advent-the season of expectation and hope

Growing up as a Southern Baptist, I never celebrated Advent. I don’t remember even having an Advent calendar ...

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A homemade Christmas with gifts from the heart

The weekend after Thanksgiving was the unofficial start of the holiday season many decades ago, just like it ...

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Football season wraps; bring on the roundball

2021 has been a dream year for high school football fans in North Carolina. Thanks to COVID-19, the ...

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When the Circus Came to Town

In 1908, the John H. Sparks circus visited Washington. Circus shows started to frequent Washington as soon as ...

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The Thanksgiving paradox

I’ve never been a huge fan of Thanksgiving. Sure, I love the pumpkin pie and turkey as much ...

Editorials

General Assembly can still make history

By SANDY HURLEY and BILL MOSS The North Carolina General Assembly remains poised to make open government history ...

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The many blessings of Thanksgiving

If you’ve read this column regularly, you may be able to tell I really enjoy nostalgia. Growing up ...

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Inner chaos begats beauty

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” I love this quote by ...

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Lessons from the pecan harvest part II

In last week’s column I shared how much I enjoyed picking up pecans and walking through the neighborhoods ...

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Modeling awe and wonder like Bill and Ted

As a child, I loved the film Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. I still love it. Honestly, I ...

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