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November 17, 2018

As a young boy I remember hearing the stories about that first Thanksgiving, when the Pilgrims and Indians feasted together. The romanticized fable pictures everyone around long tables sharing food and friendship and even smoking a pipe of peace, but we know the reality was that those Pilgrims had…

Tom Campbell

November 17, 2018

“You watch out for those possums on that Possum Hollow Road,” my mother will say after my nightly visits to her house. Possums are the least of my worries. Jumping deer and standing cows. Those I watch out for.

Possum Hollow Road is a three-mile stretch of blacktop between the little…


November 17, 2018

Kudos to Community Crossroads Center for a wonderful unveiling of this year’s Honor Card. More people need to know about your mission and help your shelter house the homeless. Please go out and buy your cards today and see what else you can do to help support the homeless shelter.


November 16, 2018

A recent submission in the Public Forum suggested that to follow Jesus, I must vote Republican.

For me it is a life-long struggle and my highest calling to be in the fold of the good shepherd. Nonetheless, I don’t believe that scripture suggests that I can take my stand beneath the cross of…

November 16, 2018

U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday announced new measures regulating the sale of products that seem to reduce the negative health impacts of nicotine addiction — in the name of protecting children from those health impacts.

Oddly, Gottlieb also…


November 16, 2018

Rising casualties. Aerial assaults. Weary ground forces. The charred desolation of thousands of homes. The most apt metaphor about California’s rampaging wildfires is warfare.

And just like in any war, one of the first casualties is truth.

Who or what is to blame for the conflagrations?…

California Wildfires-12

November 16, 2018

In mob movies they call it "going to the mattresses" — getting ready for war.

One day after voters put an end to unaccountable, strongman-style, one-party rule in Washington, Trump moved to cover his flank. He shoved out Attorney General Jeff Sessions and installed a replacement, Matt…

Eugene Robinson

November 16, 2018

BYH to the W.H. Robinson Elementary’s PTA! You all are an amazing organization that devotes so much time to making sure our students are taken care of and the teachers appreciated! Thank you for all that you do!

The Avett Brothers benefit concert is a great example of when the private…

November 15, 2018

In 1986, internationally-renowned singer Janet Jackson made the inspirational song, “What Have You Done for Me Lately?” Elected officials should actualize the meaning of that song. Oftentimes, elected officials make shallow promises, kiss babies, and hypocritically “press the…

November 15, 2018

What an incredible benefit concert featuring the Avett Brothers. I sat behind a group from Morehead City and behind a group from the Outer Banks. Both groups said they drove over two hours to visit our city where they dined out before the concert. If they will drive over two hours on a Tuesday…

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