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The phrase “Equal Justice Under Law” is engraved on the front of the United States Supreme Court building. The highest court in the land tout’s equal justice in this country. Yet, black … more
In two days, our nation will celebrate 244 years of sovereign independence. History serves as a reminder of the failures and successes of our nation. Some of them are glorious and some of them are … more
I was nursing my second cup of coffee and making breakfast for my kids Tuesday morning when my phone buzzed.  I had a text. I got as far as reading “answer your phone”, when … more
An editorial cartoon appeared in the Thursday, June 11 edition of The Courier-Times that should not have been published. For that I apologize. The image depicting a black man stealing the purse of … more
An editorial cartoon appeared in the Thursday, June 11 edition of The Courier-Times that should not have been published. For that I apologize.The image depicting a black man stealing the purse of a … more
Times are changing rapidly and before our eyes and ears. Each day, we are briefed about an invisible virus that has taken more than 100,000 lives in the United States. That is more than the number of … more
There weren’t too many people in the office much happier on Monday than sports editor Aidan Jensen. He had just learned that the North Carolina High School Athletic Association had announced the … more
Roxboro Chief of Police David Hess has gotten a lot of praise from people I’ve spoken to this week for his department’s reaction to the George Floyd protest on Sunday. Hess and the Roxboro … more
If you watch the news every day, it seems to be doom and gloom, leaving viewers with a sense of fear and death. The mainstream media seems to focus mostly on negativity, political drama and … more
Readers of this space know how importantly I view high school graduation. I’ve told the story before of being taken to task by a former boss who thought I had made too lightly of an upcoming … more
Normally I would applaud anyone or any organization who can make lemonade out of lemons, but at this juncture in our collective history I wish to sound the warning bells and fire signals from the … more
The more time I spend in Person County, the more fun I have learning about its people and places. Recently I asked our museum docents for advice on what to learn about next, and several of them … more
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