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There is nothing more important in a democracy than a well-informed electorate. I wish I could say that that this perfectly-crafted phrase was mine, but I borrowed it from the HBO show, The … more
We were certainly concerned when we got the word that there was some sort of a shooting at the Dollar General on Old Durham Road Friday afternoon. When we arrived on the scene and started … more
After about two hours of information sharing and discussion, there was a collective deep breath taken by the five members of the Person County Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Rodney … more
The events of the past few days have been nothing short of a whirlwind. The Person County Board of Commissioners were on the precipice of a historic vote Monday to move from the courthouse square … more
A little more than five weeks from now, students across the state are expected to return to the classroom. Notice I used the word expected, because we still don’t know if that’s even a … more
I hope you read the editorial in last week’s paper where I walked you all through the process that led to my return to the C-T as its new editor and publisher. Here is the Cliff’s Notes … more
I was nursing my second cup of coffee and making breakfast for my kids last Tuesday morning when my phone buzzed. I had a text. I got as far as reading “answer your phone”, when the Alan … more
The staff of The Courier-Times stands with protesters calling for nationwide change following the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others. Their deaths were wrong … more
The Person County Economic Development Commission has taken an interesting tack in its effort to win grant funding for the construction of a sewer system to serve the large Mega Park. The federal … more
Readers of this space know that we generally support the efforts of our local fire departments. They are volunteers doing dangerous work. With our out-sized sense of entitlement, we have come to … more
The coronavirus pandemic has starkly revealed the shortcomings of one of our most valuable pieces of infrastructure. Internet access, especially in rural areas, lags far behind that available to … more
Many traditional Memorial Day celebrations will go on hiatus this year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that gives us no excuse for failing to recognize the sacrifices our men and women in … more
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