April 16, 2014 10:27
We covered a lot of ground during our 12-minute session, beginning with a discussion about recent rumors that the drone industry was looking to locate in Greensboro or Winston Salem. Given public outcry about NSA spying, I wondered if the Mayors would welcome an industry that manufactures high tech, armed surveillance equipment....
April 9, 2014 10:17
When he retires next year, David Letterman will have been at a late night desk for 33 years. That’s longer than anyone else, and it’s a record that will never be surpassed. But Dave wasn’t an overnight success. In fact, he spent the first half of his life preparing to host a late night show, and the last half actually doing it....
April 2, 2014 10:31
I’ve interviewed hundreds of celebrities, but never all at once. That is, not until last week, when I spoke with Rich Little by himself. I phoned “The Man of a Thousand Voices” to talk about his career, and his upcoming one man show, “Jimmy Stewart and Friends”,....
March 26, 2014 09:52
Last week was replete with stories about people who share a common affinity. First there was Michael Smith, a northern redneck from Maine, who walked out onto his front yard to yell at a state contractor for cutting down dangerous trees on his property....
March 19, 2014 10:21
In the early 1960’s, the New York Times published a series of articles about civil rights abuses and protests in the deep South. That prompted some segregationist officials in Alabama to try and squash those articles by suing the paper for libel. Fifty years ago last week,....
March 12, 2014 11:10
Following pro-Western protests in Ukraine, which led to the exile of its President Viktor Yanukovych, Vladimir Putin sent in troops to stabilize the Russian speaking region of the Crimean peninsula. Putin then announced that a March 16 referendum would be held to determine whether that region should become part of Russia....
March 5, 2014 10:19
Last year a nursing home in Eastbourne England made news when it was discovered that prostitutes were hired to service elderly male residents. Men who received ladies of the evening, put a red sock on the door knob to ensure privacy. That makes sense because you never want your knob exposed in those situations....
Feb. 26, 2014 09:45
The National Geographic Society was founded in 1888 with the motto, “Inspire people to care about the planet”. It’s a pretty good motto, especially in this day and time. My Dad cared about the planet and he treasured his collection of National Geographic magazines....
Feb. 19, 2014 10:05
Duke Energy is quick to ask for rate hikes, but slow, it seems, when it comes to notifying residents about toxic spills. Earlier this month, a 48-inch stormwater pipe broke just beneath a coal ash holding pond at Duke’s dormant Eden power plant, dumping more than 80,000 tons of sludge into the Dan River before the leak was plugged....
Feb. 12, 2014 08:44
Lately I’ve noticed the television airwaves have been inundated with commercials for on-line dating services. I’ve also noticed that these services are very niche oriented, with each one t...

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