The City of Monroe Parks and Recreation celebrated a wonderful “Older Americans month” in May. The organization offers numerous activities for the “older citizens of the County.” Try it, you’ll like it. You can call the Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center, located at 327 South Hayne Street, in Mo…
I shudder to imagine how Aunt Marie (God rest her soul) would react to today’s explosion of expectations for tipping.
Tiles from roof of County Courthouse built in 1886 being sold to public.
Every year, polls show that a large number of Americans don’t know why we celebrate Memorial Day.
Every year in late spring, parents of college students all over America travel to university campuses with stylish IKEA storage bags or (in our case) cardboard boxes that once held bulk orders of toilet paper and tortilla chips. When the parents arrive, they joyfully greet their academically…
She was only 18 when rheumatic fever damaged her heart.
Church is good for the soul and your health
Surprising exactly no one, President Joe Biden announced his re-election bid last week, setting up a likely 2024 rematch with former President Donald Trump in a campaign that will…
Does North Carolina’s governance system for public schools need a radical overhaul? That’s what some state lawmakers are proposing. Before explaining what they have in mind, I ought to remind you how our current system works.
Civil War is nothing new in Sudan. Since the mid 1950s, the country has enjoyed less than 20 years of peace and that hasn’t been consecutive. But the current civil war in Sudan is qualitatively different from past insurgencies.
If we conjure the spirit of Pollyanna, if we look on the bright side of life, we can probably convince ourselves that Fox News has suffered a guilty verdict in the court of public opinion.
President Trump’s formal accusation, and whatever the fallout from it may be, must not distract from the ongoing, White House-
My brother, the former Babe Ruth Leaguer, remains deeply skeptical of Major League Baseball’s newly instituted pitch clock.
North Carolina has its own Old Testament prophet.
Put your hands together for gun reform activist Ashbey Beasley, an anguished mom who showed up uninvited on Fox News the other day. She stormed within camera range and raged common sense to the viewers who’d probably tuned in for the usual brain-dead propaganda.
When “old” friend and classmate Larry “Horse” Howell died a few weeks ago, it hit a lot of people hard. These are some excerpts from the many times “Horse” was mentioned in my columns.
March Madness certainly kept up its reputation! Madness! I will say the Florida Atlantic and San Diego State game was most disappointing to me. But, as usual, the Coach handled the loss so well. They say the rule was followed, but I question how you can give the credit when the game was fini…
Right now, the land echoes with songs such as “Power in the Blood” and “Because He Lives,” but past performance assures me that the ditty waiting in the wings is (apologies to Alice Cooper) “God’s Out For Summer.”
Regardless of how bitter the immigration argument — and the debate routinely sinks to new hostility lows — everyone should agree that open borders must not be allowed to disrupt public education.
Who owns the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill?
The late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin embraced a philosophy that perfectly captures the official Catholic position on human value: the “consist- ent ethic of life,” more common- ly known as the “seamless garment.”
Alzheimer’s: Just the word scares you to death, doesn’t it?
Along with identifying as “Swifties,” ignoring the reported Chinese threat of bad dancing posed by TikTok, and pretending that plant-based meat is actually edible, many young people in America are engaging in another fascinating trend — not driving.
Four Council members for the City of Monroe voted on Tuesday to spend about a half-million dollars of taxpayer money with nothing tangible to show for it. The money is severance pay for two employees —City Manager Brian Borne and City Attorney S. Mujeeh Shah-Khan. Borne had been working for …
Earlier this month, the North Carolina Democratic Party’s state executive committee elected 25-year-old Anderson Clayton state party chair.
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