With Democrats in charge of the White House, and U.S. House, and (possibly as of this writing) the U.S. Senate, you can expect a push by left-wing activists and politicians to repeal some federal tax cuts enacted by the previously Republican Congress and signed by President Trump.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

With Democrats in charge of the White House, and U.S. House, and (possibly as of this writing) the U.S. Senate, you can expect a push by left-wing activists and politicians to repeal some federal tax cuts enacted by the previously Republican Congress and signed by President Trump.

Monday, January 11, 2021

As I began to think of what to write about, the first idea that popped into my mind was COVID-19. Knowing that many others would choose this topic, I tried to stray from it and talk about other subjects, such as how my life has been through high school or perhaps my tiring process of applyin…

Thursday, January 07, 2021

When the last of the three waves of the 1918 Spanish Flu subsided in 1920, America began an incomparable period of economic growth, good times and opportunity called “The Roaring Twenties.” If, as expected, the current pandemic diminishes later this year North Carolina could enjoy a return t…

Monday, January 04, 2021

As everyone well knows, Christmas is a special time. For many, it is a season to take stock of our blessings and take time to appreciate what we have. First off, I’m glad that my family’s finances are intact. While so many have struggled with money over the past year because of job loss, my …

Minnie Louise Haskins, a well-known British sociologist and poet, was notably celebrated for her words written in 1908 and expanded in a book published in 1912, titled “The Desert.” In the book are the words quoted by his Majesty King George VI in his 1939 Royal Christmas broadcast to the Br…

Thursday, December 31, 2020

“Better Together” is the current motto of Feeding America and the best takeaway of the year that was 2020. It is a year in which the needs and challenges of our communities rose to record-breaking heights. According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, over 1.3 million North Carolin…

Thursday, December 31, 2020

As we popped the cork to toast the new decade, we anticipated that 2020 would be an exciting year, filled with interesting developments — some good and perhaps even rambunctious. Nobody could have predicted the four crises we would face.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

As a physician and the chief executive officer of Vidant Health, I field many questions from concerned family and friends about the current state of COVID-19. How do we stay safe? How can we improve the economy? Is it really that dangerous to host a holiday party? I know community members al…

Here’s a question for North Carolina’s leaders: If what our state is experiencing right now isn’t a “Rainy Day,” pray tell what is? Our State Controller just reported our state has $4.38 billion in unallocated funds stored up and that surplus is growing by millions of dollars each month. Thi…

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

What a wonderful feeling it is to live in the greatest nation in the world. There was much excitement of having the privilege to vote. There was also disappointment when our candidate loses and the frustration when fraud is involved. 2020 brought new revelations of tactics that can be / were…

Friday, December 11, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Monday, Nov. 16 virtual public hearing on the permit application for the Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), LLC, a joint venture between Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods left me with more questions than answers. The proposal to build and operate a biogas (energy generated by capturin…

Thursday, November 12, 2020
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