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June 23, 2019

Nash UNC recently celebrated National Hospital Week — a time set aside to highlight and celebrate the hard work and commitment exhibited by hospital staff nationwide.

As we celebrated our team, their dedication and impact on our community, we reflected upon the great strides your hospital has…

June 02, 2019

In every age, wherever people have built communities, the danger of fire has loomed on the periphery.

Calm summer evenings and quiet wintery nights have been spliced by the sound of a fire station alarm. Men and women from all walks of life have scrambled to the call, harnessing equipment and…


May 12, 2019

Most of you readers won’t recognize the name Mark Wilson. And that’s OK. Some will.

Most of us newspapermen from the old school had a favorite expression, “We would rather report the news than make the news.” So it is that most of us have been able to whittle away at…

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March 19, 2019

The state House has taken a long overdue step toward transparency, voting unanimously to add online video streaming of its sessions — so North Carolinians across the state can watch their government in action without driving to Raleigh.

The legislature currently offers online audio streams of…

Colin Campbell

March 10, 2019

I lost my older brother last week, and I still can't wrap my head around it.

Former longtime Telegram Editor Jeff Herrin died Monday at the age of 60 — five days short of one year since his retirement on March 9, 2018.

Although not related by blood, I have always thought of Jeff as my…


March 04, 2019

Michael Cohen was supposed to provide "bombshell" testimony against President Trump. Well, the bombshell didn't explode.

Not long ago, many were speculating that Cohen might have recorded conversations with Trump admitting that he had made payments to Stormy Daniels for political purposes,…


March 03, 2019

In Michael Cohen's historic testimony Wednesday, there was a moment when the long-lost spines of President Trump's political enablers, probably heaped in a clattering pile somewhere, must have felt a chill. It was when Cohen looked at his Republican inquisitors and foretold their future.

"I did the…

Eugene Robinson
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