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  As I was waiting to speak with a business owner, I couldn’t help but feel uncomfortable in beholding the scene before me. There was a male...
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  As part of the commemoration of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial’s 35th anniversary, I was selected as a reader in the Vietnam Veterans...
  Up & Coming Weekly keeps the community informed about elections. As in years past, we’ve reached out to the candidates to give them...
  “Wait Until Dark” delivers a solid production that showcases one of the things the Cape Fear Regional Theatre does best. It provides...
  The quarterly Fayetteville Ladies Power Lunch creates a space where women in Fayetteville network with, learn from, empower and...
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  Much of my writing and speaking address what might be seen as the failings of American society. Among these failings are poverty,...
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