9,999 aren’t worth one American

Recently Gov. Pat McCrory sent a letter to the president basically saying “don’t send any Syrian refugees to our state.”I think McCr...

November 25th, 2015 |  


Cam Newton – a winner who’s a loser

Cam Newton – a winner who’s a loser

When can a winner still be a loser? It’s easy when your name is Cam Newton.Carolina Panthers supporters have reason to be happy this season, wit...

November 21st, 2015 |  


Just say thanks

Just say thanks

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of tu...

November 20th, 2015 |  


When a word isn’t a word

When a word isn’t a word

In the several months that I have been writing these columns, the indignity of advancing age has been a frequent topic but I like to think that I have...

November 20th, 2015 |  


Help Americans before taking in refugees

Help Americans before taking in refugees

Everywhere you turn lately is some information on either the Paris terrorist attacks or the influx of Syrian refugees.Public opinion has certainly tur...

November 18th, 2015 |  


Replay doesn’t get it right

Replay doesn’t get it right

Television has really become something around which the lives of some people revolve. People rush home at night to see their favorite reality shows, a...

November 18th, 2015 |  


Shopping locally is importantto town, and feels better, too

Shopping locally is importantto town, and feels better, too

Years ago when my children were still little, we lived in a tiny little town in north-central North Carolina, in a large, rambling, old house that was...

November 15th, 2015 |  


Just where is a smoker to go?

Just where is a smoker to go?

It’s often said that the more things change the more they stay the same, but this is certainly not true with smoking.You would be hard-pressed t...

November 14th, 2015 |  


A kerfuffle in a coffee cup

A kerfuffle in a coffee cup

Sometimes there’s a tempest in a teapot and then this week, there’s been a kerfuffle in a coffee cup.Who would ever have suspected a few d...

November 13th, 2015 updated: November 13th, 2015. |  


Time for Panther haters to eat crow

Time for Panther haters to eat crow

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!That was the kind of reaction that football fans and TV “experts” had this spring after the NFL Dra...

November 12th, 2015 |