Who are today’s public intellectuals?

Billy Graham’s death and memorial service brought back memories of a column I wrote about North Carolina’s “Public Intellectuals” 16 years ago. I had noticed a...

Good books for the folks you forgot

You forgot somebody, didn’t you? Somebody who is expecting a present from you? And now, remembering, you have no idea what to give, do you? Here...

The Eateries of Madison County, North Carolina

Some people fall in love with bridges, as in the late Robert James Waller’s “The Bridges of Madison County,” the best-selling romance novel from...

Seventy-six trombones and the loyalties to con men

“Seventy-six trombones led the big parade, with a hundred and ten coronets close at hand. They were followed by rows and rows of the...

Which political party is more anti-science?

If Jim Martin could make peace between religion and science, could he do something similar about his Republican Party’s war with science? A few weeks...

North Carolina golf and Trump’s Russian connections

Every North Carolina author would give his or her eyetooth to get a mention at the top of The New York Times’s lead editorial...

World War II transformed North Carolina

What event in North Carolina’s modern history had the greatest impact in making our state what it is today? The creation of the Research Triangle...

An ancient Greek historian, a North Carolina native, and war with China

While President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping were getting to know each other last weekend, a native North Carolinian was warning that...

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Adoptable Pets of the Week – Murphy, Marty, & Mickey

Murphy, Marty, and Mickey are three funny, fuzzy, and friendly guys! Available for adoption now from Feline Urgent Rescue and Rehab, they have had...

Local Holiday Activities

As the holidays approach, many local-area businesses, towns, and churches will be hosting a variety of Christmas Tree lighting ceremonies and parades. Please see...

Co-Parenting

Parenting is hard. There’s no guidebook. Most of us do the best we can and hope we’re doing it right, or at least with...

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At Burney’s Sweets and More, family is the first ingredient.  The bakery, co-founded by Thomas and Doris Burney in 2011, was then passed down...

BIZ WELL Meets Advertising/Promotional Needs of Small Business and Communities

Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time.— Henry Ford Small businesses are the backbone of America and the American...

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You’ve Got A Friend At Burney’s Sweets and More

At Burney’s Sweets and More, family is the first ingredient.  The bakery, co-founded by Thomas and Doris Burney in 2011, was then passed down...

BIZ WELL Meets Advertising/Promotional Needs of Small Business and Communities

Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time.— Henry Ford Small businesses are the backbone of America and the American...

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A rising awareness of the potential dangers of pharmaceutical drugs and their litany of side effects is pushing consumers to seek alternatives in attempts...

Weddington Named Top Suburb in North Carolina

Home is where one starts from Reuben B. Weddington would be proud. The bucolic town that bears his name and was incorporated into Union County...

Deck the Halls!

Decking the halls doesn’t have to be a scene out of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  With these tips - and maybe a little help!...