When I was growing up, if other kids wanted to pick on someone, one of their choicest insults was to call them a “momma’s boy.” Clean your room and mow the lawn without being asked?
For far too long, victims of crimes sometimes have been punished as brutally as the perpetrators.
Wikipedia lists only four “notable people” from Murphy: former NFL star Carl Pickens, Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph (who actually was born in Florida before moving to Nantahala) and 19th-cen
There are those in our communities that try to make a difference by picking up highway litter but we must realize that those that intentionally or accidentally litter our highways have a direct
Nobody in the school system wants to hear about “consolidation.” The word implies negative feelings of something lost or downsized, and we have seen quite enough of that in the modern world.
Throughout my career, I have been blessed to meet some of the most interesting people in the world.
I recently received a letter from Fred L. Bower III, chief of the Division of Reactor Projects Branch 3, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, King of Prussia, Penn.
Many moons ago, North Carolina legislators realized far too many government officials were making decisions without alerting taxpayers in their communities that they were even considering an ac
Cities across the eastern United States chased the so-called “Facebook Killer,” a man who murdered a senior citizen live on social media last week, until he shot himself Tuesday morning.
As spokesman for the N.C.
As I type this, the 94-year-old woman I fondly refer to as the World’s Greatest Human is under hospice care.
Have you ever gone on a website that has nothing to do with commerce, only to find an ad there for something you specifically checked out online in the days and weeks before?
The fervor has finally died down from the Academy Awards, when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway proved incapable of correcting a terrible error by a starstruck accountant backstage, causing the wr
While the phrase, “First do no harm,” often is incorrectly claimed to be part of the Hippocratic Oath taken by physicians, it is one of the principal precepts health-care students are taught and
I love comebacks, second chances, stories about people who rise from the depths of despair and failure to become happy and successful.