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November 11, 2018

Anyone familiar with the story of Peter Pan probably remembers the crocodile with a clock in its belly that warns Captain Hook of its approach: Tick Tock.

If that crocodile was a dog, however, he wouldn’t have needed to swallow a clock to keep perfect time.

My little dogs Ollie and Einstein…


November 11, 2018

Losing a child before his or her first birthday is an unthinkable tragedy for any parent — and unfortunately it occurs too often in North Carolina, where we far outpace the nation in infant mortality.

With over seven deaths per 1,000 live births vs. the national average of fewer than six per…

Anita Bachmann

November 10, 2018

The Democrats’ return to control over the House of Representatives is much more than a victory for one party. It is a sign of health for American democracy.

Distrustful of untrammeled majorities, the authors of the Constitution favored checks and balances, including, crucially, the check that…

Election 2018 Trump

November 10, 2018

Most of the mainstream media and the Democratic party leadership continually, and erroneously, declare President Trump as evil, racist and a hater of anything and everything the Democratic party stands for.

I suppose his economic policies that have benefited African Americans, Hispanics and others…

November 10, 2018

Shame on you to the Pitt County Veterans' Council and to the City of Greenville for not having a Veterans Day ceremony this year. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War. And crickets from these two. Get your priorities straight!

Bless you, but your thoughts and…

November 10, 2018

Squirming around under a house has never been high on my list of things that cannot be postponed. I can never peer into a crawl space entry without hearing Gomer Pyle utter one of the greatest understatements of all time: “Could be spiders!”

Homebuilders and architects work continuously…

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November 10, 2018

As waves go, this was closer to Wrightsville than Waikiki. But there is hope.

Voters on Tuesday gave America and North Carolina hope, not for Democratic policies, but for a taste of balance, for some checks on unchecked power, for baby steps back to a day when our politics didn’t seem so…

November 10, 2018

When you Google "Cecilia Paul," the top result is the Simon and Garfunkel song "Cecilia." This breaks my heart, because Cecilia Paul lived a life that was a glorious song of a different sort.

Cecilia adopted her son Thomas as a newborn, along with his brother, Drew, who was a year older. Although…


November 10, 2018

The 2018 midterm was one of the most interesting elections held in our state. While there wasn’t the “blue wave” many had predicted, this was a change election. It will be a few days before the vote and the impact is solidified but here are immediate impressions.

The electorate…

Tom Campbell

November 09, 2018

While Tuesday night was not a complete win for Republicans, there was no blue wave, either. By most measures, Republicans beat the odds of history and nearly everyone's expectations, while Democrats were left disappointed as the fantasy of Beto O'Rourke, Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams and others…

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