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It began with flubs. It ended in fury. And it made North Carolina politics even more rancorous and destructive. I’m referring, of course, to a 55-9 vote in the House last week to override Gov. Roy … more
Dear Lord, thank goodness I am not a racist like some of our top political leaders. Is this how you open your public prayers? Or do you just blast out the racism charge whenever somebody makes a … more
John Wesley Merritt was born in Roxboro, Aug. 29, 1916 and became interested in photography as a young boy and continued throughout his life until his death on April 17, 1996. Mr. Merritt’s … more
On Sunday morning, Becky and I had just settled into our pews at Antioch Baptist Church for Sunday services when my phone started vibrating. I looked at it and it was my daughter, Pitt, calling from … more
When all was said and done, North Carolina’s special congressional elections this year proved not to be particularly special. Republican state Rep. Greg Murphy easily defeated Democrat Allen … more
Sunday brought one of my most anticipated annual events. And, no, I’m not talking about the start of the NFL season. The Roxboro Rotary Club – and its 46 companion clubs spread throughout the … more
I remember when the inherent boredom of redistricting was a laugh line. During a season four episode of the animated series “The Simpsons,” for example, Homer turns on the TV one Sunday … more
Most North Carolinians think it is reasonable for voters to show identification before casting a ballot. A solid, although not overwhelming, majority voted last fall to place a voter-ID requirement … more
School is in session throughout Person County, and increased traffic, school buses, and children require motorists to be more responsible in their driving habits and time management. Recently, the … more
The latest ratings of highway systems are out – and for North Carolina, the news is mixed. In general cost-effectiveness, our state’s roads and bridges rank a bit better than average. We fare … more
Most of us are grateful for an extra day off every now and then. The Labor Day weekend afforded my family that benefit this weekend and we continued a family tradition that dates to 2002 when we … more
When State Treasurer Dale Folwell took office in early 2017, he found North Carolina’s state health plan to be in even worse shape than he originally thought. Costs were soaring. The terms of the … more
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