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A year that began with the promise of a new administration has given way to increased divisiveness among Americans. A mere six days into 2021 our nation was almost toppled by a few thousand thugs, who when prompted by a would-be dictator, tried to take control of our government.

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As we begin a new year with upcoming national elections, epidemic concerns, violence in the streets and uncertainty for our nation’s direction, how might we retain some sense of historical perspective that, with faith in God’s providence, can provide some hope for a favorable future?

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The subject of abortion is much in the news recently. The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled a challenge can go forward on a Texas law which prohibits abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable. It also heard arguments on a Mississippi law that prohibits abortions after 15 weeks.

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Everyone knows the U.S. immigration system is badly broken — but many don’t realize how badly visa-related logjams hurt North Carolina’s high-tech businesses and our innovation economy.

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Over the last 18 months, much has been written in these pages concerning public schools and education in Moore County. I would like to focus this piece on the topic of infrastructure. So, let us set the stage and then look at a solution or two.

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Each fall, UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz co-teaches a seminar for graduate students — professors of the future — called “The American Professoriate.” The class focuses on the role of public universities. This year, he teaches with Matt Springer and Buck Goldstein from the Schoo…

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More than one in 10 people in North Carolina are living without health insurance. They’re working in construction, retail or manufacturing. They’re cooks and nursing assistants, janitors and truck drivers. From the Nantahala Forest to the Outer Banks, the uninsured are our neighbors and comm…

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Complaints ranged from undrinkable water, termites and even sewer flies. There was extreme crowding near a world-class golf resort and old air conditioners that triggered water leaks, mold and breathing concerns but not enough cold air.

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History buffs and Rhode Islanders have all heard of Roger Williams. Born in 1608 in England and baptized in the same London church as John Harvard (founder of Harvard University), Williams was an extraordinary early American settler and religious man who sought to preserve the rights of indi…

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If you sat down in the dentist chair, you would think it crazy if the receptionist barged in to say, “Good morning, we’re still trying to hire a hygienist. So between phone calls and scheduling appointments, I’m here to clean your teeth.”

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In his Gettysburg Address, Lincoln called this nation a government “of the people, for the people, and by the people.” He was so enamored with the “we the people” concept that he further said that the specific concept should not be allowed to vanish from this Earth.

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After the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6 and the inauguration two weeks later, I penned an article that suggested ways political entities needed to change to preserve our democracy and basic ways of governing in this country. Included were suggestions to individuals, business and labor, and …

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Fort Bragg is known as the “epicenter of the universe,” and for good reason. Not only is it our nation’s largest military installation in terms of personnel, it is also the home of many components including the 82nd Airborne Division, the nation’s Immediate Response Force, the XVIII Airborne…