On more than one occasion, I have been asked what one item I would put in a time capsule if I ever were given the chance. My response...
My weapon of choice — a garden hoe! One stands “ready” on the back porch of the farm cabin should a slithering visitor not be a...
I’ve never thought of myself as the kind of guy that would name things. As I look around here I guess I do. I have names for a lot of...
Destination Amnesia He said: “Where were you? I was worried.” She said: “I told you this morning I was going shopping after work.” He...
“Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.” Yogi Berra’s seemingly contradictory wisdom could be a subtitle for a new book about...
I understand why so much attention has been paid to fiscal-policy differences between Gov. Beverly Perdue and the Republican...
It is a dangerous situation out there. Motorcycle season is here and the town is buzzing with bikes. People are driving, texting and...
My grandmother always bragged about how much 50 cents could buy her “back in the day.” Once, she said that with 50 cents, she could: buy...
It’s that time again. The weather is warm, the Dogwood Festival was a smash hit and the 4th Friday will be here in no time. If you...
Remember Donald Trump? Where has he gone? I miss him. Way back before President Obi whacked Osama bin Fishfood, the Donald was...
While the rest of the country sets aside one day in May, Memorial Day, to honor military heroes, Fayetteville/Cumberland County...
Skype With Loved ones We live in a transient world. Families are no longer living on the same farm or within walking distance of one...
Feet of Clay I was just getting into the CDs of Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace….One School at a Time by Greg...
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (Rated PG-13) One Star If Dylan Dog (107 min-utes) had been a SyFy origi-nal, maybe we could cut it some...
On Saturday, May 21, the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex will pay tribute to our nation’s military history with the...
I wish I had paid more attention in history class. This is one of the fi rst thoughts I had when I started my position at the...
Travel matters. It matters with job creation, productivity and regional economic expansion. Travel matters to our national economy,...
It’s not over yet! The tornadoes — those twisting serpents of destruction that have left those of us with personal experience our own...
“I’m not sure what I want to be when I grow up.” This is a statement often presented to me not only from students in high school, but...
The joy of motherhood is cherished. Mothers and fathers are delighted to discover that in nine months a new addition will be added to...
The Cape Fear River is known for many things like its wild beauty and the size of its catfi sh. But on Saturday, May 7 it will be...
The World Upside Down Several years ago, a friend of mine confided that she was the breadwinner in her family, that while her husband has...
Recently, I thought about what it might be like to trade places with my son for a day. Austin is 16-years-old and has what is often...
From its earliest days, Fayetteville has played a part in the significant events that have shaped the state and even the country...
On April 13, Methodist University hosted the Cumberland County Special Olympics. Not only was is a great day for the athletes, it was a...

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