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North Carolina has an official state bird (the Northern Cardinal), an official state reptile (the Eastern Box Turtle), an official state insect (the honeybee), an official state mammal (the Gray Squirrel), an official saltwater fish (the Channel Bass), an official freshwater fish (the Southe…

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Both of my grandfathers were farmers in southwestern Ohio. One had a hog farm, and the other raised beef cows. This was a century ago, and farming then — like now — was very risky and unpredictable. My grandfathers and their families had to be prepared to periodically tighten their belts whe…

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Just months ago, the housing market was blazing hot. Now, median prices are dropping, even in states like North Carolina that continue to attract new residents. The Federal Reserve isn’t done pushing up interest rates to combat inflation. Consumers are responding to higher prices by cutting …

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Veterans Day will be observed this year on Friday, Nov. 11.   Members of the GFWC Warrenton Woman’s Club would once again like to express their gratitude to local veterans and active-duty military personnel. 

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Suppose you are about to graduate from a North Carolina high school. Your grades are good but not great, and your primary goal after graduation is to get the schooling you need for a fulfilling career with good earnings potential.

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Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a vaccine-preventable disease. Sadly, each year, 1.5 million children die of vaccine-preventable diseases, equivalent to nearly one-third of all childhood deaths.  Immunizations are one of the safest and most cost-effective ways to keep children healthy ar…

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I belong to the ACL/SAL RR Historical Society. For about 25 years, I have been collecting information and photographs of depots mainly on the Seaboard Air Line Railroad and its predecessor railroads, such as the Raleigh And Gaston RR, for our Society.

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We want to thank all family members and friends that helped celebrate the 82nd wedding anniversary of our parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Alston.

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The election season is upon us again, and the 2022 crop of political signs promises to be a bumper crop! As a former election chief judge here, I’d like to point out what all of the candidates and their sign helpers should already know about sign placement. 

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We live in a great state and should respect it properly by flying our state flag correctly. Always remember the red stripe flies the highest.

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I started lifting weights when I was in graduate school at Cornell University in the early 1970s. I joined a group—appropriately called the “barbell club”—that trained in a small room in the clock tower. Fortunately, the clock wasn’t very loud when it sounded at the hour and half-hour.

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I’ve been writing a newspaper column since 1986. During that time, I’ve had occasion to criticize the policies of six North Carolina governors: Jim Martin, Jim Hunt, Mike Easley, Beverly Perdue, Pat McCrory and Roy Cooper.