It is always refreshing to see a retailer take the ethical high ground as CVS has done recently, in phasing out their sales of tobacco products by October 1, 2014.
Mark your calendars, our next quarterly get-together for veterans and guests will be April 5 at Highland United Methodist Church, 1015 Mill Ave. in High Point. I will remind everyone again in March.
At this writing mid-day Wednesday, we were seeing the initial onslaught of a significant winter storm headed this way from the south. As you’re reading this Thursday morning, we hope you’re in the cozy warmth and safety of your home and are prepared for the predicted continued all-day winter storm, which carries the possibility of power outages.
“My father may have been the originator of the concept of employing the IRS as a weapon of political retribution.” So said Elliott Roosevelt, son of Franklin Roosevelt.
As a long-time fan of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s work, I view the widespread reactions of grief over his death with a mixture of appreciation and dread.
An increase in the minimum wage should not be a political issue in North Carolina. For 2014, some 21 states and the District of Columbia have minimum wages above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. The three highest states are Washington ($9.32 an hour), Oregon ($9.10 an hour) and Vermont ($8.73 an hour). All these states have unemployment rates below North Carolina.
We freak out a little when snow is coming. We buy gallons of milk, several loaves of bread and stock up on other carbs at the grocery store. And maybe an extra bottle of wine.
If I were the devil, I would not rest until I had undermined the foundation of — and extinguished freedom’s flame from — America, the nation referred to as the world’s last great hope — that shining city on a hill to which other nations of the world aspire.
Ever heard of Forgottonia? Forgottonia, as described in reflection by Newcity (a Chicago weekly), did not achieve actual statehood, but it did crystallize briefly as a state of mind.
On Feb. 11, 1960, a group of black high school students from High Point made history.
Modern roundabouts (traffic circles) are commonplace throughout the world — because they have proven to be efficient traffic movers, have better traffic flow, lower noise levels, have less pollution, and are safer than other types of intersections.
RALEIGH — Last July, North Carolina became the first state to exit the federal government’s extended-benefits program for unemployment insurance. Six months later, at the start of 2014, extended benefits ceased in the rest of the country.
The trip to Sochi for the U.S. speedskating team and High Point’s Heather Richardson hasn’t turned out to be the journey that was anticipated. The team’s hunt for gold, or any medal, at this Winter Olympics has, so far, been a bust.