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There were a couple interesting exchanges at Monday’s county commissioners between board chairman David Newell and the students who were in attendance as part of the semi-annual Local Government … more
While election scandals, national issues and candidate announcements for 2019 and 2020 races have dominated the political headlines, North Carolina is continuing to head in the direction of greater … more
The political winds in Washington continue to blow but not necessarily in the direction of the people who have or had high hopes that the trajectory of our needs would become a priority. Instead, … more
American states and localities are, on the whole, administered more responsibly than the federal government is. Their superiority has nothing to do with the qualities of individuals involved. Indeed, … more
In the twilight of his political career, Ronald Reagan made the media rounds to discuss his administration, legacy and unfinished business. During several of these interviews, Reagan went out of his … more
When my brother, Lee, and I were children, we sang in the church youth choir in our hometown of Wendell. Choir practice was every Saturday morning and the church was two blocks from our house so my … more
In any human enterprise as complex, varied and challenging as education, we shouldn’t expect a great deal of consensus, much less unanimity. Politicians, educators, parents and citizens debate … more
How did a close election in the 9th Congressional District of North Carolina lead to this column? It does not have anything to do with the recent contest between Mark Harris and Dan McCready that … more
Weather captures our imaginations in a lot of ways. When it’s winter, we can’t wait for the warmth of summer. When the oppressive heat of summer arrives, we long for the snows of winter. The … more
If you own it, you control it. That’s what it means to enjoy a property right, in a nutshell. It is a right safeguarded by North Carolina’s constitution as well as the 14th amendment to the … more
Every month, we field numerous inquiries from citizens about frauds, most of which target our senior population. To help educate our community there are several tips we want to point out about … more
There’s a bit of a buzz around the Kirby Theater these days. The Roxboro Woman’s Club is putting the final touches on it’s every-other-year production of the Red Stocking Revue, which will take … more
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