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Latest columns for Neuse News and EdNC


Remembering my interview with ‘American Gangster’ Frank Lucas

Thermostat argument strengthens marriage

Pickup trucks now equipped with tanning beds

Paulette Burroughs relishes new role at Neuse News

My adventures as a best man

How a two-year degree led to a 30-year career

La Grange girl’s triumph yields endorsement, restaurant offers

Local family enters fourth decade on single tube of toothpaste

Virginia is for Bryan Hanks

A Tax Deduction prepares for her eighth-grade social

Ten Commandments of smartphone etiquette 

Nabs to be served at wedding reception

Lenoir County artist heading to Milan

New business mixes Andy Griffith with Uber

Lenoir County man to host Netflix show

Finances force La Grange man to live in dog house

UNC, Duke and the Smurfs

Brian North is now a father

Lenoir County man stranded on belt line

Colbert inspires Humphrey to push for cart legislation


Audio: Novelist/David Letterman writer Bill Scheft talks tributes, plastic surgery and Jay Leno’s voicemail

Greatest podcast guest of all-time Bill Scheft returns to talk about putting together a tribute to his wife and comic extraordinaire Adrianne Tolsch, a phenomenal new documentary about plastic surgery and a voicemail he recently received from Jay Leno.

Other topics covered include the week The Late Show spent in London, former Johnny Carson producer Peter Lassally’s role in the Letterman organization and Chris Rock’s place on the Mt. Rushmore of stand-up comedy.

And for The Truants, no music this week past 1968.

CLICK HERE to stream or download the interview

CLICK HERE for a podcast featuring Adrianne Tolsch and her tales of Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Hicks

CLICK HERE to view Take My Nose, Please

CLICK HERE to sample Bill Scheft’s critically acclaimed books

CLICK HERE for Bill’s previous appearances on our podcast


Latest columns for the Kinston Free Press

Local man hints at Food Network show

Banks are on the run

Local scout building shelter for park

Presidential candidate receives $84 million

When birdies turn into books

Madea headed to Fox, MSNBC

Fair manager paroled

Local sauce to be served as fragrance

Elderly woman dispenses justice

Teenagers love flip phones

Jerry Clower, Andy Warhol and me



Recent columns for the Free Press, Herald Journal, Times-News and Davidson Dispatch

Kinston Free Press:

Cat escapes vending machine

Two locals narrowly escape Canada

Santa issues warning on snacks

NewSong comes to Kinston

A Tax Deduction looks at 12

Christmas trees and Aqua Velva

Pigs invade local residence


Spartan Herald Journal:

Two locals narrowly escape Canada

Cat freed from vending machine


Hendersonville Times-News:

A Tax Deduction looks at 12

Christmas trees and Aqua Velva


Davidson County Dispatch:

Two locals narrowly escape Canada



Recent columns for the Kinston Free Press, Wilmington Star News and Hendersonville Times-News

Kinston Free Press:

Snow Hill man’s dog-wig business takes off

Injuries reported at adult-themed haunted house

The dark side of fall foliage


Hendersonville Times-News:

The final Tax Deduction column?

Snow Hill man’s dog-wig business takes off

Two injured at adult-themed haunted house


Wilmington Star News:

Snow Hill Man’s dog-wig business takes off