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I guess it didn’t really sink in just how different sports are now until I witnessed it for myself.Our sports editor, Aidan Jensen, is enjoying a nice vacation with his family in sunny Florida … more
I know many of you read your copy of The Courier-Times after you get home from work on Thursday, and if this just happens to be the case for you, you’re probably reading this as I am sitting in … more
Our sports editor, Aidan Jensen, wrote a piece in today’s paper about the tradition of The Courier-Times Thanksgiving Classic and how it became a highlight for people during that normally busy … more
A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you the story of my boys’ first day of school together. To give a brief recap, Matthew tried to con his way into graduating kindergarten on day one and join … more
Practically every family has that story or two that gets repeated at reunions or over holidays that never fails to get a laugh.One of these weeks, I’ll share with you the story of my … more
My nephew is one of the one million North Carolinians who suffer from asthma. Poor air quality affects us all, but for him, it presents a unique challenge. He has good days and bad days. But like … more
Although working from home provides a great deal of flexibility and potential benefits, professional and personal, most of us don’t want to make it our default setting — even after, or perhaps … more
Can any of North Carolina’s great roadside eateries and local joints survive the coronavirus? I have my doubts. So does UNC-Press. It has put the release of an updated and revised edition of my … more
At the request of the family of Mr. David Brooks, Jr. the leadership of the Person County NAACP recently met with the district attorney, and other judicial officers at the county courthouse, and … more
The events in our community last month are devastating, tragic, and heartbreaking. There are not enough words to express our sorrow to the family and a hurting community. There is enough pain in … more
This so called “new normal” is not normal. I’m not buying into the ‘new normal’ and I believe a vast majority of Americans are not buying into it either. In just a few brief months we have … more
In June, Governor Roy Cooper signed into law the ‘Education/Job Readiness in Prisons & Jails’ bill, which we were proud to co-sponsor. We applaud Gov. Cooper and all of the other bill … more
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