World War One.      It was the war to end all wars, or so we thought.      November 11, 2008 marked the 90th anniversary of the end of World...
    Change.     As the Jan. 20 inauguration of this nation’s 44th president, Barack Obama, grows nearer and nearer, you can feel change in...
    If you’ve recently taken the family out for dinner and a movie, you know that such a night on the town can inflict a dent of Grand...
    Jeff Worth, seated, and Paul McArdle are ready to get your motor running as Rockfish Motor Sports prepares to open a go-kart course on...
    The true measure of a great leader lies not in a gushing dissection of her many attributes but in weighing her impact. Sarah Palin...
    AIDS is the number one killer of African-American women aged 23-34. In the African-American community, discussing HIV is taboo. This is a...
    The Windsors were a part of our household when I was growing up. I saw them frequently and viewed the Windsor children who were close to...
    Remember this song? Cha cha chains... Cha cha chains... Cha cha chains, chains, chains, chains... Set me freeeeeeee! Sometimes it is hard to...
    Cumberland County, through its membership in the National Association of Counties, is making available drug discount cards that offer...
    If we all could “see” music as a shimmering palate of colors, chances are a cool sax riff by Charlie “Bird” Parker or a smooth solo...
    Weren’t George W. Bush’s years great? Didn’t you have a lot of fun? Bet you are better off now than you were in 2000. Everything was...
    Award winning political cartoonist Dennis Draughon — whose illustrations will be on display at Gallery 208 beginning Jan. 22 — says...
(Editor’s Note: Margaret is beginning a several week visit to India, and has elected to print some of her favorite columns from the...
    The end of a year gives us the opportunity to reflect on the highlights of the past year and to look ahead to the challenges and...
    At the outset of 2008, much of the nation’s attention was focused on two things: the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the...
“Spend more time with my family and exercise more.” Cumberland County Manager James Martin “To get closer to God and to spend more...
    At the outset of 2008, the newly elected Fayetteville City Council signed the Fayetteville Forward Pledge. The idea behind the pledge...
    Times are tough... and they’re probably going to get tougher.     You don’t need a politician to tell you that.     However, N.C. State Sen...
    Dr. Jeanette Council stands on the precipice of an historic 2009.     The freshly minted chairman of the Cumberland County Commissioners has...
(Editor’s Note: Margaret is beginning a several week visit to India, and has elected to print some of her favorite columns from the...
    The new year is here and the big question looms: What lies ahead for our community in 2009? Well, folks, who really knows? “Lions and...
    By the time this publication hits the street, many of you will be winding down from your holiday shopping and focusing on spending...
    The Dicksons moved to a new-to-us house in the summer of 2007, after 25 years of raising three children in what I will always think...
    Let us now consider Christmas foods. It takes a big man to admit when he is wrong. So I seldom can admit to being wrong even when...
    Contaminated water flowing into the homes of some Cumberland County residents could soon receive a clean bill of health thanks to...

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