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December 16, 2018

Throughout Donald Trump's campaign for the presidency, he repeatedly promised to build a high, impenetrable, concrete wall along America's nearly 2,000-mile border with Mexico.

And he further promised that it wouldn't cost American taxpayers one red cent, saying he would make Mexico pay for it.…

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December 16, 2018

I knew Trump was bad for America when he first hit the campaign trail. Like all good wannabe Dictators, Trump blamed immigrants for all the ill wills of the nation. Somehow overlooking that his family migrated from Germany. Then he blames the Media for promoting truth to power. Trump's “House…

December 15, 2018

While many are fretting over the just-right Christmas present, tackling last-minute holiday details or preparing for years-end, many of North Carolina’s high school seniors have the added stress of preparing applications for college.

Unless you parent a high school student it is hard to…

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December 14, 2018

As they say on Broadway “The show must go on.” But that was not the case on Sunday, Dec. 9, for a sold-out matinee performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

That being said and understood because of the safety of everyone involved, the show needs to be rescheduled. Many,…

December 13, 2018

Prosecutors investigating President Trump made big news recently, but it wasn't about Russia.

Rather, in their sentencing recommendation for fixer Michael Cohen, lawyers with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York wrote that in the final weeks of the 2016 campaign,…

Byron York

December 13, 2018

When the 14th Amendment was passed there were many that did not want the birthright citizenship as part of the amendment.

It was only fair for the time that birthright citizenship for those already here be part of the U.S. Constitution. As many claimed at the time, birthright citizenship was not to…

December 12, 2018

Houses and stores are trimmed with all kinds of colorful decorations, and everything looks especially festive!

There is a lot of anticipation among businesses and individuals, including the young and the old.

Children are filling out their wish list for mom and dad, parents are trying to decide how…

December 11, 2018

Have the Republicans running the legislature gone soft?

Their lame-duck session has been lacking the fireworks I'd expected in the last hurrah of veto-proof GOP rule. The main agenda item was voter ID. And with a newly inked constitutional amendment to back it up, I fully expected Republicans to…

Colin Campbell

December 11, 2018

Here we are, two years later.

We've taken many, arduous, often tedious steps, only to return to where we began, having gone nowhere.

In late 2016, as Gov. Roy Cooper was preparing to take office, the General Assembly decided it would change the makeup of the Bipartisan Board of Elections and Ethics…

John Trump

December 10, 2018

How should we respond to the urban-rural divide? The question has legions of politicians, scholars, journalists and businesses scrambling for answers.

I respect their efforts. But I feel compelled to point out, respectfully, that the question is poorly conceived. Most people live in neither truly…

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