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Of all industries to suffer from pandemic slowdowns, few were as roundly decimated as air travel. At the pandemic’s worst, airlines lost about 95% of their revenue when travel ground to a halt … more
It’s amazing what you can learn these days. I guess that was always the case but technology and the internet make it so much easier now. In the old days, of course, there was also lots of … more
We know Mother Nature to be fickle. But fecklessly, spitefully cruel? Here, in central North Carolina? Yes, and nightmarishly so. The Sanford tornado 10 years ago this week proved it. I grew up … more
The violent death of a 20-year-old man is tragic. It is also true that Daunte Wright, a Black man, was killed by a white police officer. These are the facts. The editorial board of The Wall Street … more
In the early 1930s, few North Carolinians outside metropolitan areas had electricity. Private companies supplied power to cities and large towns, but they had no financial incentive to run lines … more
To the Editor: I want to thank Rep. Ted Budd for his recent visit to Siler City to honor the late Mayor John Grimes. I think it’s important that our congressman visits the area he represents. … more
The church I serve as pastor affirms and supports the full rights of the LGBTQIA community. If not all of these letters are familiar, “I” generally stands for intersex, and “A” can stand for … more
On March 31, the North Carolina Senate passed the hugely controversial SB 387, titled the Excellent Public Schools Act of 2021, by margin of 48 senators in favor, none opposed. The following day, … more
I watched Ken Burns’ and Kim Novick’s new film about writer Ernest Hemingway last week on PBS. I recorded the three-part series thinking I would not be able to stay up past my bedtime, which … more
In a perfect world, the state-mandated property revaluations each of North Carolina’s 100 counties must undergo at least once every eight years would be what’s called a “revenue-neutral” … more
This will date me back to the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth and there were no microwaves or electronic devices and people actually had to cook and have face-to-face conversations, but it does … more
Picture this, as Golden Girls’ Sophia Petrillo used to say. Alamance County. May 2010. A Latina driver is stopped by a sheriff’s deputy. She provides her valid North Carolina driver’s license … more
Back in 2017, I had just started working in the finance industry when then-President Donald Trump bushwhacked his way through a largely hostile Congress to push his landmark achievement — the Tax … more
I grew up learning that history is the indispensable subject. To paraphrase philosophers Edmund Burke and George Santayana, knowing history enables modern communities to avoid past mistakes. I am now … more
As a Black conservative Republican, Mark Robinson isn’t North Carolina’s traditional Lieutenant Governor. But he’s squarely in the tradition of Lieutenant Governors bedeviling Governors. One … more
Although the main principles of economics were established decades ago, the discipline is constantly evolving. One of the most recent contributions has been a new field called “behavioral … more
My wife and I are both pastors. Our three young children put up a stink when it is time to say grace before meals. Picture the five of us around the table, our food before us. Either she or I will … more
To the Editor: Beginning with Cain killing Abel men have always been in danger from other men and needed a way to protect themselves. There is danger from those who envy the possessions of others … more
My mama would be 103 years old if she were still with me. Her birthday was this week — Tuesday, April 6, to be exact — but she wasn’t around to celebrate it with us. I thought about her, … more
Fragments of your old life can look much different when you’ve put a few decades in the rear-view mirror. Most of us have been back “home” enough to know that things in our pasts appear … more
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