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Four chaplains and patriotism

Every Memorial Day we honor those who fought in foreign wars by remembering the sacrifices they made for the nation. One of the most memorable ... Read more

1 week ago by Polk Culpepper.

COVID-19 is straining our ailing rural health systems

The front lines of the war on COVID-19 have expanded and are now reaching into rural America. As infection rates begin to plateau nationally, and ... Read more

1 week ago by The Daily News.

It’s a matter of trailering

Choosing the right trailer for your vessel is a matter of safety. Here are the things you want to consider when choosing and using your ... Read more

1 month ago by The Daily News.

Streetscape, No. 1; public safety No. 2

In March, I attended the City Council meeting for another concern of mine and witnessed the governing body award the contract for the streetscape project ... Read more

2 months ago by The Daily News.

A prayer for our beloved country

As early voting has begun, here’s a prayer I offered this past Saturday at a precinct meeting. It was written to be nonpartisan, as I ... Read more

4 months ago by The Daily News.

‘Turn and Run’

JERRIE OUGHTON “Turn and Run.” That was the title of an “Open Window’s” devotional we read at our house this week. It was about addiction, ... Read more

8 months ago by The Daily News.

Lessons from Dorian: oil and water still don’t mix

JEAN-LUC DUVALL When we drill, we spill. And when we spill oil offshore, we tarnish our oceans with a disgusting, dirty stain. It’s been an ... Read more

8 months ago by The Daily News.

Touring with Franklin — 2019

POLK CULPEPPER The evangelist Franklin Graham will soon launch his 2019 Decision America Tour. This year, Graham and his entourage will stop in eight North ... Read more

8 months ago by Polk Culpepper.

Let the truth be revealed

In response to the false narrative that has been printed in this venue and others, I’d like to present the truth, the facts that are ... Read more

9 months ago by The Daily News.

Is the ‘American Dream’ still achievable for all?

  North Carolina’s got talent. The challenge is that a lot of that adult talent doesn’t have quite the right skills or education to advance ... Read more

9 months ago by The Daily News.

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