Sept. 10, 2014 09:57
Back in 1831, North Carolina Congressman Robert Potter castrated two men whom he suspected of sleeping with his wife. His colleagues in the House took no action against him. Later, when serving in the State General Assembly, Potter was caught cheating at cards and was immediately expelled from the chamber....
Sept. 3, 2014 11:01
On August 9, Ferguson Missouri police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed 18 year old black man. Initial reports indicate that Brown had his hands up in the air when Wilson fired multiple times. The Brown family lawyer proclaimed that Wilson was guilty of murder....
Aug. 20, 2014 11:14
Last week a New Jersey clerk of court mistakenly summoned a German Shepherd for jury duty. When the judge asked if any of the jurors needed to recuse themselves due to a conflict of interest, the German Shepherd said, “Yes, I have a cousin who works in the police department....
Aug. 13, 2014 12:11
Here in North Carolina we have much to be proud of. There’s Dr. Anthony Atala and the groundbreaking work he’s doing under the auspices of Wake Forest University in the field of regenerative medicine. We also have an indispensable sickle cell center in Greensboro....
Aug. 6, 2014 10:42
Over the past five decades, I have made it a practice not to use my television talk shows or columns as a forum for airing personal problems and complaints. I do, however, believe that it’s possible for some universal good to result from exposing certain kinds of individual tribulations....
July 30, 2014 11:17
Nearly two months before that, we celebrated Memorial Day, where we honored men and women who had made the ultimate sacrifice. I’m as patriotic as the next guy, but over the years I have come to dread these and other holidays, and I can explain my disdain in one word: Fireworks....
July 23, 2014 10:35
Those of us who have lost a loved one are not prone to mourn mundane things like the cancellation of our favorite TV show, or the playoff loss of our favorite team. Still, any abrupt change to the underpinnings of our little corner of the universe can serve to exacerbate our sensitivity over real life losses....
July 16, 2014 11:37
That’s what makes Brad Krantz and Britt Whitmire so unique. In one breath they can imply that Rush Limbaugh eats spotted owl sandwiches, and in the other, have a serious conversation about immigration. Now they have taken their satirically terrestrial act into cyber space, with a daily podcast, appropriately titled, “The Brad & Britt Show”....
July 9, 2014 10:54
Sixty-year-old Elaine Riddick told me in an exclusive interview that she had been raped twice in her life. The first rape occurred when she was 13 years old, at the hands of a man who threatened to kill her if she told....

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