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Featured Articles

  • 1 Hari Jones: ‘How the Civil War Made America Great’
  • 2 An update from Washington
  • 3 Bipartisan misbehavior
  • 4 ‘Bubble protesting’ brings harm
  • 5 News Digest: June 13, 2018
  • Hari Jones: ‘How the Civil War Made America Great’

    In general, we think we know history, or at least have working knowledge of it. Finding out differently can be enlightening and even jarring, but knowing the truth, in context, is freeing – for everyone. Tuesday, June 19, the North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center presents Hari Jones, an
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  • An update from Washington

    Publisher Bill Bowman is on vacation this week and yields this space to Rep. Richard Hudson for an update. As the saying goes, “A little progress each day adds up to big results.” Just as longterm pressure creates diamonds or water in a river eventually smooths stone, dedicated and persistent
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  • Bipartisan misbehavior

    Like a bad dream or a bad penny, former President Bill Clinton’s highly inappropriate, though not criminal, relationship with Monica Lewinsky from two decades ago periodically rears its ugly head. It nearly cost him his presidency, and over the years, it has haunted him, his long-suffering wife, Hillary, and her
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  • ‘Bubble protesting’ brings harm

    It seems that we have become a nation consumed by protests. Far too often, any occurrence that a few people object to results in some form of protest. They run the gamut, from boycotts to marches, verbal to physical attacks and other actions too numerous to list. A major point
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  • News Digest: June 13, 2018

    I-95 widening funded by federal government U.S. Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis have announced that Interstate 95 will be widened to eight lanes north and south of Fayetteville. A $147 million federal infrastructure grant has been earmarked for the project. The announcement said the project will provide for widening
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Views

  • 1 ‘Bubble protesting’ brings harm
  • 2 Bipartisan misbehavior
  • 3 From the Road: Affordable motorcycles
  • 4 Backing our teachers who showed us the way
  • 5 Especially Leon
  • ‘Bubble protesting’ brings harm

    It seems that we have become a nation consumed by protests. Far too often, any occurrence that a few people object to results in some form of protest. They run the gamut, from boycotts to marches, verbal to physical attacks and other actions too numerous to list. A major point
    Read More
  • Bipartisan misbehavior

    Like a bad dream or a bad penny, former President Bill Clinton’s highly inappropriate, though not criminal, relationship with Monica Lewinsky from two decades ago periodically rears its ugly head. It nearly cost him his presidency, and over the years, it has haunted him, his long-suffering wife, Hillary, and her
    Read More
  • From the Road: Affordable motorcycles

    People in the motorcycle industry work hard to get people to buy their bikes. They work even harder to get consumers to buy into their brand and stay with it. Look at Harley-Davidson. They are geniuses at marketing. They market to every age, but the upper-tier motorcycle brands are out
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  • Backing our teachers who showed us the way

    On Wednesday, May 16, I was privileged to witness our teachers, who rarely organize or complain, some 25,000 plus, come to our General Assembly to voice their concerns over what they perceive is the Legislature’s lack of commitment to public education. Their visit left me with a plethora of thoughts
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  • Especially Leon

    This column is dedicated to a very special guy who works somewhere in the food service industry. I speak of Leon, an unknown folk hero who deserves recognition. I have never met Leon, but I feel I know him anyway. Leon, like Johnny Yuma, is a rebel. Leon is unafraid
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Arts

  • 1 Quotes about North Carolina from a book you ought to own
  • 2 In review: Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ and ‘Pericles’
  • 3 Wondrously strange and oddly accessible: Sweet Tea Shakespeare
  • Quotes about North Carolina from a book you ought to own

    Here is a present for you from a column several years ago – a few quotes about North Carolina. “North Carolina is, I believe, the poorest state in the Union: the part of it though which we traveled should seem to indicate as much... The few detached houses on the road
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  • In review: Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ and ‘Pericles’

    ‘The Tempest’ Over the years, Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s outdoor performances have become a summer staple in Fayetteville. This summer is no different as the company is in the middle of a two-week repertory run of two classic Shakespearean works: “The Tempest” and “Pericles.” June 6 saw the proverbial curtain rise
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  • Wondrously strange and oddly accessible: Sweet Tea Shakespeare

    The plotlines of William Shakespeare’s most famous works, like “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hamlet,” are almost universally known. Less common, though, is knowledge of how Shakespeare’s theaters actually operated and how his plays were performed in relation to their time. Sweet Tea Shakespeare, currently housed in the 1897 Poe House
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Entertainment

  • 1 Fayetteville’s first Vegan Festival
  • Fayetteville’s first Vegan Festival

    Audriaunna Kitterman is the first to admit she is still transitioning into a vegan lifestyle. She eats meat once and awhile, and the occasional fresh mozzarella. Changing what you’ve eaten allyour life is no small task. But according to Kitterman, a movement to understand veganism and have more vegan food
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