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Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

KIDD:Happy Halloween!

I guess it's appropriate that my column falls on Halloween since I've been looking forward to it for months.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:22 AM

JONES:Counting pennies

Just how poor are you if you spot a weathered old penny on the ground and pass it up? I reach for every penny I see.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

MULLIGER: Thank you for helping us finish the fight

Tuesday evening was a special night for many people including cancer survivors, caregivers, team members, event organizers, supporters and everyone else involved in the success of this year's Relay For Life of Rutherford County — nearly $160,000 worth of success.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 09:28 AM

HOOD:Economy isn’t stuck in limbo

Which picture of North Carolina’s recent past is more accurate? I’ll call the two alternatives Tar Heel Limbo and Tar Heel Heaven. (And, no, I’m not referring to the fake-class scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill. That’s clearly Tar Heel Hell.)


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

JOHNSON:The last gunslingers

While browsing through YouTube videos, an activity that, admittedly, takes up too much of my time, I began looking at old MMA (mixed martial arts) fights. These contests weren't even two decades old yet the difference between how much the fighters have grown, both athletically and skill wise, over the years was interesting to see.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

WAGNER:The view from the other side

No matter how much we try to avoid it, there is something in us that is much more likely to be afraid of people who are not like us than people who are like us. This sometimes reveals itself along racial lines.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

CAMPBELL: Can marry or must marry?

At least two North Carolina magistrates have resigned rather than perform same-sex marriages, citing conflicts with their religious beliefs.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Can marry or must marry?

At least two North Carolina magistrates have resigned rather than perform same-sex marriages, citing conflicts with their religious beliefs. It raises a very intriguing question: Must these officers of the District Court be required to marry anyone with a valid marriage license or do they have authority to do so, but also some discretion as to whom they marry?


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

CLARK: The NFL in London? Maybe not a good idea

With the recent increase in National Football League games being played at Wembley Stadium in London, there’s an increase in chatter over bringing an NFL team to the United Kingdom.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 12:34 PM

RAMSEY: School’s on the horizon

My husband will be leaving his full-time job in a year so that he can go back to school full-time and finish his degree.