The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, an independent federal agency, makes a dollars and cents argument about the importance of holding on to structural pieces of our past.
Most of us heard the story about the first Thanksgiving in our elementary school years. In 1621, about a year after arriving in the new world, the Pilgrims received an invitation from the Wampanoag Indians to take part in a feast to celebrate the autumn harvest.
Nothing is less important in Washington these days than how Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration will affect millions of unauthorized immigrants. Obama has turned a population roughly equal to Alabama into taxpayers who can live in America without fear of deportation, and this town yawns. All anyone really wants to talk about is whether the Republicans will completely freak out or manage to hold it together long enough for the government to function.
Ever since Bill Cosby was accused by one, then two, then four, then almost uncountable women of everything from unwelcome kissing to flat-out rape, the one reaction I can't quite figure is TV Land pulling "The Cosby Show" reruns.
The response — or lack of response, more accurately — from Vance County Schools administration and Board of Education to concerns raised by staff and parents about behavioral problems at Northern Vance High School is itself an issue.
Talk about being in the middle of Middle America.
Last week, I was in bitterly cold Nebraska -- Omaha, to be exact -- visiting with my wife’s family.
While Martin Harmon was in North Carolina last week to promote his new book, “Charles ‘Lefty’ Driesell: A Basketball Legend,” he dropped a signed copy by UNC basketball coach Roy Williams’s office.
I understand we've turned the page to the next controversy -- Obama's unconstitutional immigration pander -- but I'd like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty.
In January, Pat McCrory will begin his third year as governor, but his first chance to fully develop a biennial budget that reflects his priorities. This truth highlights North Carolina’s poorly choreographed state budget dance that involves many participants, many steps and differing rhythms.
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