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MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: What’s the real unemployment rate?

The unemployment rate is the most watched economic indicator by the media and the public. It’s easy to understand why. The unemployment rate is a ... Read more

DG MARTIN COLUMN: John Hart’s grim return

“People in publishing have always known that John Hart can flat-out write,” says bestselling author David Baldacci. Hart proves it again with his latest, “The ... Read more

After long wait, all states expected to have opportunities for sports, performing arts

Note: The following is an editorial from Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff, National Federation of High Schools Executive Director. Since the shutdown of high school sports ... Read more

OPINION: Warren’s bill will hide public notices, hurt local newspapers

A version of this editorial first appear in The Salisbury Post ( ) Rep. Harry Warren just doesn’t get it. When he personally resumed ... Read more

THE LIBRARY LOOKOUT: New online learning resources available for students, adults

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to learn a new language? If so, then we have the online resource for you. Transparent Language online ... Read more

DG MARTIN COLUMN: Three new North Carolina-connected congresswomen

Three North Carolina-connected women Democrats broke the mold in the recent congressional elections. The “mold” was Democrats losing congressional seats to Republicans. These three women ... Read more

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Broken, needing repairs

My dryer needed some repairs. They weren’t urgent, but they needed to get done. I have the ability to do some repairs. My nephew has ... Read more

MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Adding edibles to your landscape

Winter months are a great time to plan your garden and landscape space for the coming season. Have you considered adding edibles to your landscape? ... Read more

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: God is creative

I admit that I am obsessed with weather. It might be more than a hobby for me. I look at the models daily to watch ... Read more

DG MARTIN COLUMN: Jim Bryan, a doctor for Allan Gurganus

Dr. Jim Bryan, who died on Jan. 8 in Chapel Hill at 88, was the kind of caring physician whom author Allan Gurganus is drawn ... Read more

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