Dec. 11, 2013 09:58
Problem is that not everyone attended the funeral, and the dreaded “N” word is still part of dreaded “N” word is still part of our common lexicon. Unfortunately it’s going to take more than a slogan or a publicity stunt to lay that vile word to rest.....
Dec. 4, 2013 10:16
It is common knowledge that Blue Cross Blue Shield supported Obamacare because the insurance giant stood to pick up as many as 40 million new customers....
Nov. 27, 2013 09:55
They make mistakes. But the mark of a great President is his willingness to admit when he’s wrong, and then to correct his mistake. No, I’m not talking about Barack Obama’s botched Affordable Care Act, and his broken promise to let everyone keep their existing health plan....
Nov. 20, 2013 09:58
The other day I read about a 52-year-old wife and mother who fulfilled her lifelong dream by trying out for and making the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleading squad. I suppose her story was inspiring on some level, and I’m not knocking anyone’s aspirations. I’m also probably the least qualified person in the hemisphere to comment on or criticize cheerleading....
Nov. 6, 2013 10:35
Once when “The Love Boat” was navigating primetime waters and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “McHale’s Navy” were still in re-runs, an “Entertainment Tonight” poll named Gavin MacLeod the most recognizable man on TV. Last week, that likeable icon christened his long-awaited autobiography, and it doesn’t disappoint....
Oct. 30, 2013 10:28
Arnold Palmer must be a descendant of Ponce de Leon, because anyone who comes in contact with him feels young again. When I met him earlier this month, I went from age 60 to 10 in a matter of moments, at least in spirit. Arnie’s smile and handshake took me back to 1964, about the time he won his fourth green jacket at Augusta....
Oct. 23, 2013 11:01
Pat McCrory is on a mission to create jobs by making North Carolina more competitive and more attractive to new industry. Thanks to his Partnership for Prosperity program, which streamlines the industry recruitment process, he’s already made substantial progress in that regard....
Oct. 16, 2013 10:04
As a broadcast journalist and Emmy judge, I admit- tedly watch a fair amount of television. But the TV is always turned off while I’m working on my column. Such was the case on the weekend of Oct. 5 when I was penning a commentary on the need for stricter DWI sentencing in North Carolina....
Oct. 9, 2013 09:46
Seven years ago the Charlotte Observer reported something that we already knew: DWI sentencing was inconsistent from county to county, and from court to court. But the Observer also backed up its story with specific data that could no longer be ignored....

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