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    A different tale of Thanksgiving

    Perhaps it is not surprising that a woman started America’s great celebration of family, abundance and unity. The Pilgrims? Forget about ’em. This woman brought them to the table.

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    Not much changes

    “Anticlimactic” is a good way to describe the results of state House and Senate races across North Carolina earlier this month.

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    Column: Cancer cruelly claims another victim

    I have a request for my friends with faith: Please pray that the search for a cure for cancer will soon bear fruit. And for both my friends with faith and those without, that research could use not only prayers but funding.

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    What about a right to die?

    When I read that Brittany Maynard, 29, had ended her life legally under Oregon law, I thought about my dad and whether he should have the same right.

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    Putting the ‘community’ in Johnston Community College

    Speaking about her area of responsibility, a Johnston Community College employee recently told a visiting state lawmaker, “We ARE the community in Johnston Community College.”

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    Money flows to power

    How do all of those political ads show up on your TV screen and all of those mailers arrive in your mailbox?

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    UNC scandal cheapens my degrees

    The academic scandal at UNC Chapel Hill bothers me for many reasons.

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    Are you engaged in civic society?

    We can be sure of two things when we wake up Wednesday, Nov. 5: The political ads that have flooded our televisions, radios and computers will be gone, and fewer people will have gone to the polls Nov. 4 than in the 1960s.

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    My brother and I differ

    I have an older brother; we are different in many ways.

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    DOT will need dollars

    Gov. Pat McCrory crisscrossed the state recently to promote his 25-year transportation vision. It was largely received favorably wherever he went, even by editorial writers and others who like to criticize the Republican head of state.

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