Sunday, January 17, 2021
Saturday, January 16, 2021

President elect Biden wants to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour. I'm not against that. But, as history shows, prices increased thereby putting the economy right back where it was. I say put a price freeze on everything then raise wages. Everyone will have have more buying power and in the l…

Friday, January 15, 2021

Twitter explained why it decided to permanently ban President Donald Trump: “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the acc…

The push to develop vaccines for COVID-19 was called Operation Warp Speed, but the delivery of two vaccines approved so far might be called Operation Hurry Up and Wait. The delay is especially pronounced in North Carolina, which late last week ranked 42nd in the nation in the percentage of i…

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Friday, January 15, 2021

COVID-19 is raging. More and more school districts are making decisions not to return students to in-class instruction until early spring; some will not return for the remainder of the school year, even though the numbers of students contracting the virus aren’t alarming. We understand the s…

Thursday, January 14, 2021

This plus 75er also gives kudos to the Vidant COVID vaccine rollout. It was a well-oiled machine, and all the staff were so helpful and so nice.

No Bless Your Heart to whoever took the baby Jesus from the nativity at First Presbyterian Church.

To the folks who keep quoting Benjamin Franklin, your civil rights don’t include spreading a deadly disease. Freedom always comes with responsibility.

It’s unfortunate that some of North Carolina’s Republican legislators were playing along with President Trump’s runaway claims of a stolen election by voting against accepting the Electoral College results on Jan. 6. It was a cynical ploy with no chance of success, but it sure did encourage …

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Over the past few weeks, I have read Vic Corey’s list of voting irregularities which, of course, he would know since he buys into all the conspiracy theories. I have read Perry Ennis’ rewriting of history in his comparison of Trump to Washington crossing the Delaware and his begging God to i…

My pastor, LuAnn Charlton, led the drive-in worship in the church parking lot. Her scripture was Psalm 51, but she focused on one sentence in the chapter: “Create in me a clean heart, oh God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

Joe Biden promised to lower the temperature of America’s partisan hothouse, but some of his nominations have not lived up to that promise. One that does is his selection of Merrick Garland as Attorney General, perhaps now the most important cabinet post for domestic politics.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

As an ordained priest with the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, I am proud to present our statement condemning the violence in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Our mission statement states, “we are respectful of differences among people.” Go to

Not so long ago, the dangers posed by global warming and climate change loomed off in the future, allowing Americans to put off finding solutions. But tomorrow has arrived, and the new reality is impossible to deny.

Bless our hearts to everyone who is doing home improvements for the New Year. I’m going to get indoor plumbing because I want to get a head.