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Trump bungled small-business aid

Social distancing and stay-at-home precautions have “flattened the curve” and saved countless lives. The unfortunate side effect, however, has been a massive slowdown in the economy, with the …

Business owners acted in good faith; Cooper should too

Until last week, I had given Gov. Roy Cooper the benefit of the doubt. True, I think locking down much of North Carolina’s economy will prove a cure worse than the disease that is COVID-19. But …

We must know that Jesus will provide

I can just see it. Jesus is with his disciples, sitting on the mountainside. He’s teaching them, laughing with them, smiling sweetly at their innocence and wonder, enjoying their friendship. …
OPINION

Courts bless churches' bid for equality in COVID-19 restrictions

When small-business owners said it, authorities ignored them. When coronavirus skeptics said it, their fellow citizens scoffed. Now that federal judges are saying it, however, even governors are …
Steve and Belinda Kirk

Accept his invitation to sit a spell

What an invitation, what a privilege, what a joy and honor to be invited into the place where the Lord dwells. Why would we ever choose to decline? Why would we ever choose anything other than to run …

Things I have learned while covering the coronavirus

Here are some things that have occurred to me during the coronavirus pandemic. A remote meeting is only as good as the technology behind it, and on that score, Johnston County’s many elected and …
Beth Moore

COVID-19’s unprecedented confusion

I have heard and used the word “unprecedented” more in the past 40 days than in the past 40-something years. But no other word better describes what is happening. We have been under a …
Sen. Richard Burr sold between $628,000 and $1.7 million in stocks on Feb. 13, according to financial disclosures first reported by ProPublica. On the same day, brother-in-law Gerald Fauth unloaded stocks valued between $97,000 and $280,000.
OPINION

Burr won't recover from stock scandal

It’s equally true in politics and firefighting: The smoke can kill you quicker than the flames. Whether or not Sen. Richard Burr faces insider trading charges, and whether or not he’s …
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