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As Thanksgiving approaches, I usually take a little time to think about who and what I'm thankful for and express my (gratitude). That seems to be the point, after all. This year, for various reasons, my thoughts and appreciation turn toward journalists, newspapers, and other news media.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 22 November 2021 14:23

How inflation may gobble up Thanksgiving budgets

RALEIGH — As we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, many of us will give thanks for the chance to spend time with family and friends, and for the indulgent meal. But inflation will take the first bite, making Thanksgiving 2021 the most expensive in history.

Published in Local News

Last week was Halloween. I know it was Halloween because there were a bunch of children of varying ages in costumes lined up outside my front door asking for candy. 

Published in Lifestyle

The global swelling of government power and the associated decline in individual liberty as a response to the coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented in modern times. New lockdown orders and continued restrictions on mobility and commerce inflict severe human and economic costs, with depression rates soaring and more than 150 million people thrust into extreme global poverty.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 10:10

Road closures suspended for the holiday weekend

RALEIGH – Though traffic is expected to be lighter than usual for the Thanksgiving holiday due to COVID-19, the N.C. Department of Transportation wants to assist drivers who are traveling by suspending most construction activity along its major highways.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — Predicting a busy Thanksgiving weekend, the N.C. Department of Transportation is suspending most construction activity along its major highways to keep lanes open for holiday travelers.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH —Pecan pie lovers can celebrate. The North Carolina pecan growers have a good crop ahead of the holidays despite a relatively dry summer and damages sustained during last year’s hurricane season. That is good news for consumers wanting to incorporate local ingredients into their Thanksgiving meals.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — NCDOT’s Governor’s Highway Safety Program is reminding drivers this Thanksgiving week about their responsibility to buckle up when behind the wheel.

Law enforcement will be out patrolling North Carolina roads as part of the Thanksgiving ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign, underway Monday, Nov. 19, through Sunday, Nov. 25.

Published in Local News