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Two recent news items give us encouragement that there is a positive culture change taking place in the Person County Schools. The first report showed that suspensions are down. While that fact is … more
We should all be pleased with the recent report on crime rates in the city of Roxboro. That rate – 49.28 crimes per 1,000 people – is the lowest it has been in more than a decade. That means … more
DOT consultants trying to line up the path of a median along Madison Boulevard have some work still to do. The good thing is they seem willing to listen to reasoned public comments. In an early … more
No parent should ever have to go through the horrible ordeal of losing a child. Whether that child is 17, a full-grown adult, or an infant, it’s an unfathomable loss. It’s an especially insidious … more
A new year is upon us and with it, a clean slate. We have the opportunity to do things differently or better. We have a chance to do more of the things that made 2018 a good year. We have the chance … more
Person County commissioners heard an interesting proposition recently from a member of the Person County Economic Development Commission. Dale Reynolds, on behalf of the EDC, presented … more
We appreciate the many wonderful qualities of the Christmas holiday, but we find the greatest joy in the Christmas season in the words of the Holy Bible, as found in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 2, … more
On its face, it seems like locking our doors would be a great idea if we want to deter theft. And, in fact, it is good advice. Thieves will look for the easiest opportunity to take something they can … more
To the editor: So, in Person County political party loyalty at all costs is more important than doing what’s right for her citizens? Sometimes reaching out and “stepping across the … more
I’ve never been to New York or Boston or any other major northern city, but I’ve always heard that public works crews in those places do a really good job of getting the snow off streets … more
On its face, the recent news that Person County’s economic development rating moved from what the state refers to as Tier 1 to Tier 2, is good news. That is, until you realize why the county … more
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