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I know many of you are experiencing heightened anxiety, or nightmares about social distancing, or headaches while scrolling through misinformation. I know you are feeling pressured to stay … more
To the editor: Last week’s story “Town approves first public park built by Chatham Park” (July 2-8 edition) needs some clarifications. The article describes this as “the first of seven … more
Once again, a prominent leader in North Carolina is coming under intense criticism for responding to a “Black Lives Matter” inquiry with the “But All Lives Matter” retort. UNC-Wilmington … more
There’s some good-natured debate (or ribbing) within my immediate family (meaning my kids — I mean, my wife thinks I’m good at everything) about my various and sundry skillsets, or lack … more
To the editor: Christmas in July began in 1933 in the North Carolina Mountains, Camp Keystone, a girls’ camp in Brevard. In 1935 the journal “Recreation” reported the event as a summer camp … more
As we drove along the gravel drive-though the mobile home park, slowing to squint at the passing house numbers, we saw a woman in an arm sling sitting on her front stoop with a pit bull and small … more
To the editor: In a July 1, 2020, news conference, the governor of North Carolina said, “My number one opening priority is classroom doors.” However, he remained indecisive with no action … more
Last month, after donating blood for the first time, my significant other found me slumped over in a chair. He asked what was wrong, and I replied, “I’m fine,” right before passing out into a … more
An “inflection point” is the point in a curve in which a change in direction occurs. Lately, the goal has been to “flatten the curve” of the exponential increase in coronavirus cases. Yet, … more
Not so terribly long ago, I was rummaging through my closet searching for some article of clothing; I just don’t remember exactly what it was I was looking for. It may have been a favorite tie … more
“Move,” as my pal Jock Lauterer reminded me recently, is a four-letter word. We just finished with one. I’m using the word “finished” very loosely because, as you no doubt have … more
It’s been said that people have several layers of conversation topics, some safer than others, and that the one(s) we go to when it’s time to talk are determined by our level of relationship with … more
There have been summer days so humid that it seems like I have to swim to the mailbox in the evening. Recently, I passed a neighbor walking her dog and — as I was raised to do here in the South — … more
TO THE EDITOR: I proudly voted for Republican presidential candidates from Reagan through Romney. But I cannot vote for President Trump. I believe that he is a danger to our democracy. … more
To the editor: Hitler’s first moves were to divide the nation, disarm the citizens, get rid of local law enforcement and burn books to eliminate history when he implemented his plan to overthrow … more
To the editor: Dear Chatham County neighbors, This is a personal plea in which I ask you from my heart to please wear a mask over your mouth and nose in public. Both of my young children … more
These words, of course, come after the fact — a characteristic that sems to fit my nature. I won’t say I’m always slow or late but I’ve been known to take awhile to get started on some things … more
Anyone with an abiding interest in human behavior — and more specifically, the nature that drives behavior — surely understands the notion of what specialists in those related fields call … more
Psychiatrist Elizabeth Kubler-Ross formatted her five-stage theory of grief after decades of counseling dying patients and their families. After the death of George Floyd, America has witnessed the … more
To the editor: Reacting to the George Floyd murder, Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender advocated dismantling the Police Department. During a CNN interview on June 8, her response when … more
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