Barry Saunders

Barry Saunders

Bad salmon? Summon help, soon

It’s bad news when you eat undercooked stuffed salmon.

The paramedics who responded to my distress call were so professional that they didn’t even laugh when I told them the reason for my distress.

Of course, it’s conceivable that they laughed uncontrollably when they got back to the ambulance, but who could blame ’em?

Barry Saunders

Saunders: I’m more Vienna sausage than valedictorian

In coming years, students graduating from Wake County high schools will no longer have to worry about being denied individual recognition. Citing the pressure of competition and lack of comity inspired by students striving to be top cat in their class, the Wake County school board is abolishing the practice of naming valedictorians and salutatorians.

Barry Saunders

It’s time to come to grips with the sugar-on-grits debate

With all the calamitous political carryings-on occurring in North Carolina – our legislature passing a law to save us from unseen bathroom boogeymen and Bruce Springsteen refusing to play here because of it – whose idea was it to write a novel-length newspaper article about cornbread and whether it should be sweet or unsweet?

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Saunders: How do you help a Heels fan heal?

Rest assured that, regardless of how proud of yourself you are for dealing with UNC’s loss like an adult so far, some of you will still be – 48 years from now – riding on that rollercoaster of acceptance, then elation, and then – 4.7 seconds later – despair.

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Barry Saunders reads 'The Night Before Christmas'

News & Observer columnist Barry Saunders reads Clement Clarke Moore's famous poem and, as Barry tends to do, adds some of his special "commentary".
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