{mosimage}In preparation for the thousands of troops making their way to Fort Bragg due to BRAC reassignment, Fayetteville/Cumberland...
"Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that...
As a principal of a Cumberland County School, I am aware of the importance of educating and providing opportunities for our youth. It...
    For the second time in as many weeks, the Fayetteville City Council discussed the formation of a new committee to vet volunteers for...
    We Americans, whatever our partisan inclinations and affiliations, have endured and resolved another long and bruising presidential...
    When individuals speak against accepted truths, they often find themselves in hot water. Folks in Europe thought Columbus was pretty...
    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that the DEET used in most mosquito repellents is toxic? If so what problems does it cause? And what are...
    I was reminded last week of the importance of scripts in public life. Much of what passes for political discourse these days turns...
    I would like to take you on a trip to one of North Carolina’s too often overlooked charming little mountain towns, Saluda. It’s a few...
    Although the majority of the members of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) are retired from the military or are members of...
    The most recent exhibit at Cape Fear Studios, titled Just the Two of Us, supports the idea that many artists in the surrounding area...
    It’s Monday morning, you roll your solid waste and recycling carts out to the curb. When you come home, you find your trash can...
    Lou Reed once musically urged people to take a walk on the wild side. I have taken the portion of his advice about walking. On my...
    Earlier this year, Fortune magazine published a long — and I thought — remarkable profile of Melinda Gates.     There is a bit of...
    Dear EarthTalk: Recent NASA photos showed the opening of the Northwest Passage and that a third of the Arctic’s sea ice has melted in recent...
    In my last article I made a mistake... ouch. I said that the highest point on the Blue Ridge Parkway is Mount Mitchell. Actually,...
Dear EarthTalk: The 2008 Summer Olympics in China are drawing a lot of attention right now for political reasons. I’ve heard, though,...
    They say life imitates art.     But what about when work imitates art?     For Shani Gates, owner of Curbing Creations, her heart, soul and...
    The C word. Cancer. It is an ugly, scary word; a thief in the night coming to steal vitality and ruin lives. The statistics are heart...
    Could you forgive a person who murdered your family? Could you live with them in the same neighborhood? This is the question faced by...
    The national organization ALIPAC (Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee) is launching a special effort in North...
    During the last several weeks, millions of young people have graduated from America’s high schools, some facing the world of work and...
    It seems somewhat ironic to me that a men’s magazine based in New York City would run an article about the “Best Places to Raise a...
    A pair of sharks swam just feet from my face, suspended amid a turquoise sea that rippled gently with waving seaweed.     A few moments later,...
    John McCormick’s name never made the headlines. He wasn’t a mover and shaker. However, if you ever met John, you would never forget...

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