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Picture That with Tyler Newman

It may come as no surprise to folks to learn that North Carolina schools are some of the most poorly funded in America.

In June 2018, then-Editor Miles Layton asked me to write a piece on the passing of chef and cultural critic Anthony Bourdain.

One-on-One with D.G. Martin

Are the days of the roadside eateries gone? My book, “North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries,” celebrated the barbecue and country cooking family friendly restaurants near the interstates.

Lib Speak with Lib Campbell

Reading his bio, it sounds like William Barber II was destined for the role of prophet from the time he was 15. Leadership in NAACP and student government as a teenager prepared him for all the roles he is now undertaking.

We have a lot of days in American history that were important. Some we celebrate and some we do not. They were important at the time; but are buried when those involved pass on.

At the time of this writing, a convenience store in Maine supposedly has sold the winning lottery ticket worth $1.35 Billion. The holder has not come forward yet.

One-on-One with D.G. Martin

Why aren’t more North Carolina books made into movies?

Lib Speak with Lib Campbell

My love of football started in high school. In the 1960s, Coaches Stuart Tripp and Tommy Lewis led Ayden High School Single-A football teams to many winning seasons and state championships. Following our teams, many in our small town took buses filled with athletes, cheerleaders and fans to …