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At sunrise and sunset, every day, they face off. One always keeps the sun at his back, as fighters have done for centuries. Their voices ring through the hollow, their insults and challenges echoing through [Read More]
The box, like many, still bears the marks of time, a flood, and a half-dozen moves. Faded magic marker, remnants of an organized attempt at relocating from one home to another, gives a hint to the [Read More]
Increased supplies of COVID-19 vaccines will mean all adults who want the shot will be eligible after April 7, Gov. Roy Cooper said today in a press conference.“I’m grateful for North Carolinians who are taking [Read More]
By Katie Compton Boyd His math grades aren’t perfect. His handwriting can be sloppy and rushed at best. He’s outgrowing pants and shoes in record time. I have to remind him to brush his teeth [Read More]
For nearly a year, it lay waiting. Half-covered by rank grass, half-shaded by the scrub oaks and desperate pines, shielded from traffic by little more than a half-hearted blackberry bramble and a ditch, the jonquil [Read More]
It surprises, even shocks, some people when they realize the woman in the black and white swimsuit pictures is my mother. Neither photo is objectionable, especially not by modern standards. In one, Miss Lois is [Read More]