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    Your Letters: Thanks to a business for feeding the elderly

    Words cannot express our gratitude for the assistance on Feb. 19 of Billy and Mary Daughtry of the Town Market in Pine Level.


    Your Letters: Finally, the right call on diet

    The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products. And not just to lower our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but also because it slows the rate of climate change, which has its ...


    Your Letters: Selma veterinarians renew his faith

    Those who know me know that, because of prior incidents, I have harbored a low opinion of veterinarians.


    Poverty is political but real

    A silver lining in the highly politicized debate over closing a center on poverty at UNC-Chapel Hill is the attention it has focused on the plight of the poor in the state.


    A year later, I miss my mom

    Feb. 12 was the first anniversary of my mother’s death.


    Growth foes should try to shape policy

    Years ago, a reporter spoke with a woman whose house was along the path of the proposed U.S. 70 bypass of Clayton. She did not want to sell her house, did not want to move, and she said something like this: “If not for all these newcomers, we wouldn’t need this road.”


    New congressman goes to work

    As we wind down the second month of the 114th Congress, I thought it might be helpful to provide a quick summary highlighting what we accomplished in recent weeks.


    Who you gonna call?

    A recent news report about a “Ghostbusters” movie sequel, soon to begin production, caused me to remember the wildly infectious jingle from the mid-1980s, “Who you gonna call?” The Ghostbusters were the answer to eradicating every ethereal being plaguing New York City...


    Let the debate begin

    The annual incentives debate in the General Assembly is under way, and this year’s installment is likely to be as robust as any in recent memory. Gov. Pat McCrory has said repeatedly he wants lawmakers to quickly pass tax incentives and other perks to help recruit and retain jobs and new...


    A university is forever part of my family

    When I went to college, it never occurred to me that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – its institutions, faculty, students and alumni – would come to mean so much to me.

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