September 26, 2017

The only time I saw Sam Francis face-to-face – in the Washington Times cafeteria sometime in the late 1980s or early 1990s – I thought he was a crank, but it’s clear now that he was at that moment becoming one of the most prescient writers of the past 50 years.…


September 26, 2017

We are a nation of special observances. There is even a World Day for Farm Animals, observed on October 2nd (Gandhi’s birthday). Apparently it’s intended to memorialize the tens of billions of animals abused and killed for food.

Like most others, I always thought of farm…

September 26, 2017

I wonder how many more excuses Hilary Clinton will have for her presidential loss?

I have not read her book nor do I intend to, however, I have read bits and pieces and heard excerpts from it.

Why doesn't she just take responsibility, take ownership and own up to the fact that she lost because the…

September 25, 2017

Donald Trump’s visit to the United Nations has resurrected the question of whether we’d be better off with Mike Pence.

We haven’t mulled that one for a while. Lately, Trump’s stupendous instability has actually been looking like a plus. There he was, telling Democrats that…


September 25, 2017

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey are devastating reminders that disaster preparedness saves lives.

American Humane is urging pet owners to take two simple – yet essential – steps to ensure you and your animal companions are ready before the next catastrophe strikes.


September 25, 2017

I am turning to Speak Up to find some answers.

I cannot go to the school as I am afraid it will be held against my children.

This involves children in special education classes in high school.

Some have been placed in what they call an inclusion classroom.

I was assured that there would be two…

September 24, 2017

People throughout the Twin Counties have an opportunity to help clean up the area

The Twin Counties Big Sweep, organized each year by Keep America Beautiful of Nash & Edgecombe Counties, launched Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 15. It’s a great way for civic clubs, neighborhood groups,…

September 24, 2017

“Today's players are so relaxed and at ease. I was always nervous and uptight. Worried that someone would take my job.”

That was former baseball great Ted Williams' view which he made known before he died.

Williams, of course, played ball under the old reserve clause system. The ball…

September 24, 2017

In September, the GOP officially became the third-largest group of registered voters in North Carolina, as the number of unaffiliated voters surpassed Republican registration for the first time.

In September, the North Carolina Republican Party continued to add registered voters while the…


September 24, 2017

I am really thankful for the company who instead of tearing down the mill and the rest of those houses there on Mill Village for building them up and saving the history down in that area.

I do have to say one thing to all of the people because this is now the “in” place to go. A lot of…

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