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July 29, 2019
And I thought we were getting along so well.
Like most of you, I'm a chauvinistic cheerleader for North Carolina, especially for the Triangle, and it is, frankly, a blow to the old ego to learn that Bernie Madoff is trying to leave.
Madoff, the Ponzi schemer extraordinaire, has asked the president to reduce his sentence so he can leave our beautiful state. For the past decade, home for Be...
July 25, 2019
Celeste Beatty loves danger.
You can tell not only from the way she spends her free time, but also from the way she picked the last two places she's lived.
When I called her one recent Sunday to confirm a scheduled interview, her business partner, Briana Brake, and she were just making landfall after a morning of kayaking on the Tar River.
Hark! Is that banjo music I hear?
July 10, 2019
Correction: In an earlier version of this story, we misidentified Lew Myers as an architect.
Myers was Director of Business Development for the Freelon Group.
The Saunders Report regrets the error.
Ima keep it 100, yo.
It would've been real easy not to like Phil Freelon.
The dude was a handsome, successful architect with a world-famous wife and terrific kids who'd make any parent proud....
July 8, 2019
Your humble correspondent here has started two businesses and seen both go belly up, so he knows the importance of having a business plan to follow.
That's why, as much as I hated seeing Beyu Caffe in downtown Durham abandon its popular nightclub and live jazz performances to become solely a coffee shop, I understood.
The owner, Dorian Bolden, a former Wall Street financier and Duke...
Pair brews up not just beer, but economic independence, empowerment
WARNING: Never go to lunch with this former Duke U basketball coach if you're hungry
July 20, 2018
A rainbow coalition road crew saved the day for me, could do the same for America.
August 5, 2019
Is frolicking on the beach with friends really worth burying your mama?
August 1, 2020
So long, John. Thanks for everything.**
July 23, 2020
When a man loves his country, he won't wait until a book deal to try to save it.
June 30, 2020
Whose mama? It Aunt Jemima.
June 23, 2020