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....
Sept. 25, 2013 10:04
There, Harris was able to watch every TV show from this season on multiple monitors, all at once. The sketch had potential, but went nowhere, sort of like the awards show itself. Harris then seemed poised to do one of his famous musical numbers. Instead he was interrupted by past Emmy hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien....
Sept. 18, 2013 01:01
I usually devote my weekly columns to complaining about social injustice, and to poking fun at greedy industrialists and demagogic politicians. This week, however, my column is about two men who do a much better job of it than I. Hal Holbrook and Mark Twain....
Sept. 12, 2013 11:18
As I am writing this column on Sunday, it’s still not clear whether Congress will support President Obama’s proposed strike on Syria, but even if they don’t, Secretary of State John Kerry has already indicated that Obama could act on his own....
Sept. 4, 2013 01:06
Last week a grieving mother sat in a Billings Montana courtroom as Judge Todd Baugh justified his ruling that her daughter’s “rapist” would serve only one month in jail. The “assailant” was a male teacher, and three years after his encounter with young Cherize Morales, the 17 year old girl killed herself....
Aug. 21, 2013 10:10
I don’t care on which end of Interstate 40 you happen to live, last week’s political activity was an affront to common sense. Here in North Carolina, Gov. Arch Conservative and his band of right-wing legislators passed a law that dismantled the Voting Rights Act....
Aug. 15, 2013 08:39
According to legend, the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain began seven centuries ago in Spain, not as a sporting event but rather as way for cattlemen to herd their stock through the streets in ...

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