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A morning full of bad news

One of the best things about working in news in a place like Wilmington is that we don't have an abundance of bad news. But every now and then, it all catches up to you.

Top cops finally getting along?

I have to say I've been pleasantly surprised by the cooperative spirit that's popped up from the Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office this week.

Checking puppy poop: A lesson in parenting

In late June I moved in with my fiancee Tiffany. A couple weeks later, we made another life decision by adopting a puppy named Libby. She's been an absolute joy to have.

Pass the Kool-Aid, cuz. The Phillies are champs!

Just about every day for the past two weeks, my cousin Jay and I have sent e-mails and text messages about the performance of our beloved Philadelp

All hail Okra Man!

It's been years since I took part in a unique annual tradition in the South Carolina town where I grew up. But this weekend, with the future Mrs.

Academia clutters Florida Taser incident

College campuses are typically places of open-mindedness and liberal thinking.

Asking her dad seems easy now

If you've ever asked a woman's father for permission to marry his daughter, you have to have a certain amount of respect for Henry Hager.

Primary calendar hurts democracy in America

Yesterday Republican leaders from South Carolina held a news conference in New Hampshire to annouce the Palmetto State's Republican Presidential Primary is moving up to January 19.

B*nds Away

Barry B*nds (please note asterisk) finally broke Hank Aaron's home run record last night when he launched a ball over the centerfield wall in San Francisco.

Next time I'll drive

The US Department of Transportation says in the first three months of this year, airfare was .6-percent less than the same time last

A little confused by Potter-mania

In a few hours, my fiancee and I will go to a local bookstore, where she will be No.

My Lovable Losers

For most of my professional life I have kept on my desk at work a framed Benjamin Franklin aphorism.

Just shut up!

I have a simple request for Ann Coulter and Elizabeth Edwards: Shut up! No one wants to hear it. End of story.

Coaching carousel sometimes turns backwards

Last Thursday the NBA's Orlando Magic hired University of Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan. But this weekend, rumbling and rumors that Donovan was starting to reconsider surfaced.