March 18, 2018

It’s official — Vidant Cancer Care at the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Tower in Greenville. We cut the ribbon on Friday and celebrated the great work required on behalf of many to get us to this point.

We still have a few finishing touches to put into place before we welcome patients on…

Savoring the taste of a sweet Carolina spring

March 18, 2018

The river birch is leaking.

Every spring, puddles form on the driveway, as if from selective rain. There are no puddles under the bright blue sky, no puddles in the wide open spaces. A small river flows only on the driveway, and only under the river birch tree.

Buckets seem appropriate. We’ve…

ANDERS: Lowe's departure closes another chapter

March 18, 2018

I’m young enough that I can’t remember a NASCAR without Lowe’s.

I have only the foggiest memories of the home improvement company sponsoring Brett Bodine’s car in the mid-1990s, but I remember it sponsoring Mike Skinner’s No. 31 car at Richard Childress Racing just…

College hoops has to be done with the one-and-doners

March 17, 2018

This week in the middle of all the basketball madness, we put aside the hard fact that we are loving our favorite game to death.

And, even when we acknowledge what is happening, we blame the wrong people for college basketball’s coming implosion.

Our favorite game is, for many North…