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Please join us as we host “Birds of Prey” at Goose Creek State Park.
As many of you know, I take pictures ... sometimes too often according to my wife, and I reckon her opinion counts more to me than most.
This begins a new series of images from across North Carolina from my travels, and from the long intervals that I have spent with my camera making a record of where I have been.
This Winter season, help us in supporting those in need in our local community.


Public Perspective

According to the IRS the smart thing to do is to tell them if we have stolen but if we tell them we are stupid.
As I pondered what to write about for Christmas, I mentally thumbed through previous columns on Christmas music, Christmas cats, and Christmas trips.
Ever since our 2014 vacation to Normandy and the D-Day sites, I think of Veterans Day in an entirely new light.
I know there’s a lot of snobbery when it comes to buffets, and that’s because many of them are terrible and attract shouty people in Ocean City 2017 shirts with buzzcut hicklet children named Colt, and whatnot.

A Historical Perspective

John Randolph of Roanoke, Virginia, might be America’s most interesting personality, and is surely one of its wisest and noblest characters.
Few public figures, in the last half of the twentieth century, have commanded as much world-wide attention as the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
A restrospective look at one of the great music venues in Atlanta during the 1970's


Health and Fitness

Effective Monday, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will temporarily assume leadership of child welfare services at the Bertie County Department of Social Services, as authorized under state law.
Next week, North Carolina's youngest children who are eligible for food assistance benefits will begin to receive extra monthly benefits tied to the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2021-2022 school year.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today published Governmental Public Health: Workforce and Infrastructure Improvement in Action, a review of the public health workforce and infrastructure across North Carolina.
The Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services team of Michael Dudkowski and John Stroup, III claimed top honors at the 30th Annual Paramedic Competition held this week in Greensboro, defending their title after winning the event in 2019.


Hearth and Home

Coffee liqueur is a most delicious drink - especially if you love the smell and taste of good coffee.
Many small rural churches raise money by printing and selling cookbooks. My cousins published Cousins Cookbook for such a purpose and sold 2000 copies.
My mom and dad always had a garden. Growing up in Little Five Points of Atlanta, extra property was at a premium but we had a half lot next to our house that we planted every spring and summer.


It's Personal

Now for the resolutions ... on second thought, forget the resolutions, and rather ...
I am not a veteran. I only have the greatest respect for those who have served, unsurpassed by all professions that keep America safe and strong.


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