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Community Columns

No one can serve two masters

As a grammar, middle and high school student in the 1950s and 60s, pledging allegiance to the American flag was as much a morning tradition ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 7:09 pm

Community Columns

The mission of the Greatest Generation

Most Americans have one or more family members who fought in one of the great wars of the 20th century. My father was part of ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, May 24, 2019 6:49 pm

Community Columns

Accepting the mark of suffering

“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24) During WWII, the great Protestant German ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, March 8, 2019 8:14 pm

My Turn

Detaining children — who benefits?

The President’s “zero tolerance” policy for immigrant children may have been reversed by Executive Order, but moral questions about its effects on children, parents and ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, July 6, 2018 8:24 pm


The invisible tragedy: homeless families in Beaufort County

(This is the second installment of a two-part series on homeless women and children in Beaufort County.) A single mother named Brittany moved to Beaufort ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, April 20, 2018 8:40 pm


An invisible tragedy: the plight of homeless families in Beaufort County

  Jennifer (not her real name) stuffed as much as she could into two large black garbage bags. Her older child, Randall, 6 years of ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, April 13, 2018 7:21 pm


A fundamental truth of American history

As Congress and the President continue to debate the future of children who came to America with their parents (the Dreamers), I would like to ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Monday, February 12, 2018 11:10 am


Awaiting the return of the Prince of Peace

During the Christian Season of Advent, prayers are offered in churches throughout the world for the forgiveness of sins so that Christians might greet with ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Saturday, December 23, 2017 12:26 am

Letters to the Editor

The overwhelming consensus of American history

To the Editor: First, I want to thank Mr. Rader for joining the conversation on Confederate monuments. I appreciate his thoughtful reply and his historical ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Thursday, November 23, 2017 12:57 pm

My Turn

Standing with Luther, 500 years later

One day in 1517, a middle-aged Roman Catholic monk, hammer and nails in hand, walked to All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and posted a ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, November 3, 2017 2:49 pm

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