It is what you know and who you know
The Stanly County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting was different, to say the least.
Why doomsayers are wrong about future of newspapers
It seems like each time a newspaper implements a bold new strategy or deviates from its traditional business model, pundits interpret those changes as acts of desperation. Interestingly, these are often the same pundits who claim newspapers are not changing fast enough.
What does pope’s resignation mean?
Pope Benedict XVI has announced his resignation of the papacy at the end of this month. April would have marked eight years for the pope.
Holding back the tide
North Carolina Republi-cans are trying to do what the Democrats did in our state for 50 years: Hold back the tide.
Promised Land: Does It Live Up to the Film’s Promise?
I have been a fan of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck since they won the Oscar for “Good Will Hunting.” You remember their acceptance speech I am sure. They attempted and succeeded in copying the enthusiasm of Cuba Gooding Jr. from the year before. The difference was that Gooding won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for “Jerry Maguire” (1996) while Damon and Affleck, who were not as well know in 1997 as they are now, won their Oscars for Original Screenplay. When I say I have been their fan for sometime, I am not referring to their body of work as actors, though I enjoy most of that; I am referring to their efforts behind the cameras.
The end of non-partisan judicial elections
For at least a couple of decades, how North Carolinians choose judges has been the subject of legislation pending before the General Assembly.
Living in the Age of Plastic
The Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age have all come and gone. Are we in the Age of Plastic, now?
Use it or lose it
I been trying to remind myself to write a column about how bad my memory is. But I kept forgetting to do it.
Reacting to the McCrory’s higher education remarks
It was as if aliens had attacked and taken over the state’s university system. At least that is how upset my university friends and faculty reacted to Gov. Pat McCrory’s remarks about higher education.
The Impossible: Is It Impossibly Good?
Most of us remember when we first heard of the tsunami that hit Southeast Asia in December 2004. Even as we listened to the reports and saw photos and film of the destruction, it was nearly impossible to imagine what it would have been like to be there in the midst of that huge natural disaster.
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