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Oct. 24, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

The power of projects

I had the privilege of visiting R-S Middle School on Wednesday to do a story about the Edgar Allan Poe projects eighth grade classes recently completed. Lecia Greenway had her students read many of his short stories and create a project based on his works and his life. 

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 08:11 AM

JONES: Advocate with a badge

There are roughly 900,000 law enforcement officers in the U.S., 12 percent of which are female. In the first half of 2014, 67 have already died, a 31 percent increase over 2013. (National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund) 

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Know the law when it comes to a stopped school bus

In case you forgot, school is still in session and buses are on the roads.

Daily, more than 14,000 school buses travel North Carolina highways transporting children to and from school, according to the American School Bus Council. And while most motorists stop when they approach stopped school buses, on an average school day there are nearly 3,000 North Carolinians who don't.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 08:44 AM

HOOD: State will keep the change

In 1925, advertising executive and future Congressman Bruce Barton wrote the book that made his national reputation, The Man Nobody Knows.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 10:28 AM

JOHNSON: This is Halloween

It’s not long until Halloween; the night when ghouls, goblins, monsters and all manner of creepy creatures come out to play. Kids will trick or treat, spooky stories will be told and scary movies will be watched. 

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:16 AM

WAGNER: Amish polyester ... from China?

When I went recently to preach a marriage conference up north, the church I was with took half a day and hired a wonderful tour guide. 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

CLARK: On the bandwagon? Maybe just this year

In 1985, I was just a young tyke, all of about 9 years old.

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 09:18 AM

CAMPBELL: North Carolina’s three-legged stool

Time was political candidates didn’t spend all their money and energies telling us what a contemptuous scoundrel their opponent was.

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 03:20 PM

MCKOOL: It's intimidating

These were the words spoken by a customer last week who had never been in a health food store before. She also did not know what GMO stood for, she thought it had something to do with gluten.

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 01:12 PM

RAMSEY: Buy the dream car

I’m in college, but I’m not the typical college student. I’ve gone back to law school after working for several years.