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August 20, 2018

BYH to the powers at PCC. You made the campus smoke free, that is OK. I hope that you never forget that tobacco formed and built PCC. Tobacco has its place in society whether you like it or not. Smoke that in your pipe.

BYH to the Daily Reflector for diligently pursuing the truth regarding the…

August 19, 2018

The idea of naming one’s house or property has always fascinated me.

I just returned from a four-day trip to the beach where every house had a name. The names embodied all the good things associated with a beach vacation: relaxation, recreation, sun, surf, ocean breezes and the list goes on.…


August 19, 2018

I would like to thank the writers of the Aug. 14 Orange County Register editorial, “Engaging the Taliban could end war in Afghanistan.” It lays out clearly why, after 17 years, our approach in Afghanistan is not working.

Not long ago, President Trump agreed. In 2013 he tweeted,…

August 19, 2018

Early in my father's administration, when he and my mother flew to Rancho del Cielo, the ranch they had bought in the 1970s that was his retreat, his nourishment, I drove up to join them for a day or two. We were sitting at the dining table, and my father pointed to the window and the steep…

Patti Davis

August 19, 2018

Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at 76, was more than the undisputed "Queen of Soul." She was one of the most important musicians of our time, a genius who soared above genres and expectations to create music that will live forever.

She was not an opera singer, yet she brought down the house at…

Eugene Robinson

August 19, 2018

How can a president as successful as Donald Trump be so unpopular?

Fueled by his historic tax reform and an unprecedented regulatory rollback, the economy grew by 4.1 percent in the second quarter. The unemployment rate is just 3.9 percent — near the lowest it has been in nearly two decades…


August 19, 2018

BYH to the Starbucks on 10th Street for taking away the sidewalk on Evans Street and making your shop even less accessible for those of us who walk.

BYH ECU for promoting job security at the Vidant Cancer Center by continuing to permit smoking on the main campus. The lungs of ECU visitors, staff,…

August 19, 2018

Writing a newspaper column involves considerably more freedom than working as a straight reporter.

Broadcast and print editors alike assign reporters stories on a given topic or event. The resulting writing is supposed to be factual, balanced, understandable and to the point.

A columnist, though,…

Bob Garner

August 19, 2018

“The Great American Read,” a PBS series, is in the process of selecting America’s best-loved novel.

Is there a chance it could be a North Carolina book?

Maybe. I will explain in a minute, but first a little about the process. “The Great American Read” is an eight-part…


August 18, 2018

Bless my 16-year-old heart, which was about 30 years ago. I'd like to change the answer I gave in Psychology class and say that I don't believe in altruism and that basically most people are rotten to begin with and only get worse.

BYH, Nazis aren't fine people, even American nazis.

Bless my…

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