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Speculating about the what ifs can be fun

There seems to always be something new happening in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU, as it’s often abbreviated). For the past decade, the studios ... Read more

Watermelon Festival…the show goes on!!

For the 36th time, those responsible for the North Carolina Watermelon Festival put on one heck of a show! The volunteers who orchestrated this year’s ... Read more

Sportsmanship shines at the Olympics

A few weeks ago I wrote about the uncertainty surrounding this year’s Olympic games (officially still branded “Tokyo 2020” despite being a year late). As ... Read more

Nuttin’ could be finer in ‘Carolina

Do you know where you’re from? Are you proud of those roots? I am. It’s great being from North Carolina – that beautiful valley located ... Read more

Name’s not the same, and that’s okay

On July 23, the Major League Baseball franchise in Cleveland unveiled their new name for the team: the Guardians. It was a change that had ... Read more

Delta variant spread renews vaccine urgency

By Dr. T. Ryan Gallaher The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines brought great hope in the battle against the deadly pandemic that has affected our ... Read more

Passing along a very important lesson

This one made me stop cold in my tracks when I read it last week on Facebook during my lunch break. It made me think ... Read more

Postponed Olympic games will be unpredictable

I’m writing this column two days before the Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to officially begin. I have no idea what’s going to happen between now ... Read more

Life imitating life…and it’s ugly!

In his 1889 essay, “The Decay of Lying,” Oscar Wilde, the well-known Irish poet and playwright, is famously credited with the line: “Life imitates Art ... Read more

Biden’s plan helps America compete in a digital world

By Kip Eideberg Even as Democrats and Republicans continue their negotiations, there is one aspect of infrastructure that still continues to enjoy broad support — ... Read more

UFOs…they ain’t from outta town!

To the Editor: This is in response to your article of July 7 concerning UFO’s and UAP’s in which you asked if some folks would ... Read more

A few basics to know about NC places

Anyone who’s from North Carolina, has lived in North Carolina for a long time, or has a basic understanding of geography should know that Raleigh ... Read more

Laughing at yourself is therapeutic!

There are hundreds of medical disorders known to man. Most all are treatable, if diagnosed early. But there’s one that begins to manifest itself as ... Read more

Begin at the beginning… or maybe in the middle

It is a truth universally acknowledged… that any good story ought to have a good opening too. Did the first half of that sentence sound ... Read more

Someone else will clean up the mess

To the Editor: I write this letter because of the inspiration I got from a four column editorial in the Daily Reflector on June 29th. ... Read more

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