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This world is literally crawling with germs. It’s little wonder none of us gets out of here alive. This pleasantry was on my mind this past Saturday as I sat — suffering mightily — inside … more
Education takes many forms. There’s the formal type, the now K-12 public or private school version. Shoot, there’s even Pre-K. Sometimes, I’m still a bit amazed that my 3-year old princess … more
Splat! That’s the sound of pumpkin guts flung onto an outspread newspaper. I love that sound, but by association only. As a singular activity, cleaning the gooey guts and sticky seeds out … more
Have you ever given thought to how events or happenings can build us up or push us down almost at the same time? Those roller-coaster events can bring us to tears or to laughter within a blink of … more
To the editor: I have been following with interest events in Pittsboro regarding the town’s Confederate monument, and the recently erected Confederate Battle Flag on private property. I have … more
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The train sped through the early-morning darkness from Bruges, the ancient port city that was once the trading hub of northwest Europe, toward Brussels. In those pre-dawn … more
I don’t know if it’s still common practice, but generations of student drivers — myself among them — were shown short movies that depicted in graphic color and detail the aftermath of traffic … more
To the editor: This is addressed to those who feel like I do concerning the Confederate Soldier standing proudly at the majestic old courthouse in Pittsboro. Let the statue stand where it is … more
to the editor: Regardless of feelings about the two Confederate flags, let us see this as an opportunity to talk with our children and our community members about tolerance, safety, peace and … more
All along many of our nation’s highways are mile markers telling us how far we’ve gone from Point A to Point B. That, obviously, can be pretty helpful if we know where we started and know … more
To the editor: Who do we call when someone steals our property or is threatening our lives? We call our police and they come to protect us and help us. Now they need our support. These liberal … more
To the editor: Your column last week (“More reader feedback, from the ‘pitiful’ to the pleased...,” Sept. 26-Oct. 2) is like the third one addressing the issue of dissatisfied readers. I … more
None of us knew his name, if he even had one. We just knew him — this free-spirited feline — as the lithe little cat cutting around corners of the Chatham News + Record’s building at the … more
To the editor: I read the interview with Rep. Mark Walker with interest, but his quote that white supremacy and injustice allowed minority communities “a buy-in to failed leftist ideology and … more
In the Hebrew Bible, the word “salvation” originally meant to “clear the road.” I recently learned this at an academic gathering of theologians and biblical scholars at my alma mater. We had … more
Is there a “perfect” food? I found a list on healthline.com of the “11 most nutrient-dense foods on the planet,” salmon claiming the top spot. Kale came in at number two. Liver, … more
To the editor: Thank you for excellent articles on the lynchings that occurred in Chatham County. I do have a small corrective: You state in regard to the 1885 lynching that, “Newspapers did not … more
With apologies to the music group “Chicago,” that’s really a pretty good question. Does anybody really know what time it is? Not 9:21 a.m. Monday as I sit at my keyboard typing these words. … more
To The Editor: “One Person One Vote” doesn’t apply in N.C. The system is rigged! It’s no wonder people don’t bother to vote... But that’s what the legislative majority wants, right? … more
“The paper has gotten so pitiful.” That was a line from a recent letter I received from a reader. From time to time, I’ve shared in this column some reader feedback, the good and the bad, … more
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