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What should we say to each other about Sept. 11, 2001, now that 20 years have gone by since the awful day and our troops are leaving Afghanistan? In searching for an answer, I found the column I … more
The May C-T column, laid out several police reforms our agency initiated the past several years without legislative mandates, because we understood the importance of professionalism in 21st Century … more
A couple of weeks ago, I received a letter to the editor from someone who I haven’t seen in a while, but when I saw his name popped up in my emails, it brightened my day. Paul Ehresmann is a … more
As I write this column, I’m sitting on my couch in the dark trying to be as quiet as possible so I don’t wake up these two fun dogs sitting sleeping in their crate. We’re … more
About a month ago, C-T Publisher Kelly Snow wrote an editorial about “Removing partisanship from local elections”. It was nicely written, and I’m sure it was familiar territory for … more
Dear Democrats, Occasionally, I struggle to choose a topic for this column. These days Democratic politicians create so many problems that it is difficult to decide which one to address. But … more
The following was read by the writer during the public comment period in Monday’s Person County Board of Commissioners’ meeting Greetings Commissioner: Innuendo, hearsay, and … more
Before I get too far into the tale of this weird encounter my wife and I had with a neighbor last Saturday night, I need to share with you a bit of a disclaimer. This did not happen in Person … more
This is so difficult to write. I feel fairly confident expressing my thoughts in print in most instances because as long as I can remember, I’ve had the ability to at least adequately … more
It is not my practice to respond to negative comments expressed about my opinion articles which appear from time to time in the local newspaper. However, a recent response was so troubling that I … more
My response to Congressman Ted Budd’s (R-NC13) op-ed on March 25 regarding his faulty attempts at showing any interest or effective leadership at helping his constituents get better internet … more
Making sure citizens of the 13th district have access to broadband and high-speed internet has been a top priority for me since I was first elected to Congress, and this issue is particularly … more
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