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Welcome to Person County

Bethel Hill Charter School has enjoyed the luxury of stability in recent years under the leadership of Stephen Hester. But change is inevitable and earlier this month, Hester closed the books on a …

An opportunity to serve in Roxboro

We talk often in this space about the value of community service. The work of Person County residents who give of their time and talents makes this a better community all the way around. In …
Columns

Tracking those three extra cents

With the new county tax increase just passed many property owners are asking, “What exactly are we going to get in return for our money?” Very good question. Arguably there hasn’t been a tax …

Parties need to seek budgetary middle ground

North Carolina’s state government entered its 2019-20 fiscal year on July 1 without a new state budget in place. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led legislature haven’t agreed to …

People, pets share a special bond

On Sunday night, my daughter read aloud to me a passage from a textbook for a zoology class she is taking in summer school at N.C. State. In the text, the writer argues that animals were never …

Getting to the root of Medicaid expansion

Gov. Roy Cooper says he won’t sign a new state budget unless the North Carolina General Assembly says yes to Medicaid expansion. The Republican-majority legislature has said no to Medicaid …

Teacher compensation more than just pay

The average salary of a public schoolteacher in North Carolina was about $54,000 last year, up 20 percent since 2014. That was one of the largest increases in the nation. According to the latest data …
Letters to the Editor

Staying on the positive side

To the editor: I’ve been concerned for some time about the amount of trash and crime written about in the Courier-Times. What we see and read before us is easy if you have the facts. I saw …

Why a Y would be good for Person County

To the editor: In the June 29 edition of The Courier-Times, the editorial about the YMCA dismissed the economic value of having a Y in your city. The opening of a Y would stimulate the area in …

Shell’s contribution to Roxboro art

To the editor: For those of us who knew and loved James Shell, his passing on July 11 was a very sad event. At the same time, his legacy as an artist is somewhat of a milestone. A native of …

Liberals have flip-flopped since 2013

To the editor: Not so long ago, our former President Barak Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and most of the supporters of the liberal left, wanted secure borders and legal immigration. But now, …

Get rid of gerrymandering

To the editor: We’ve heard all our lives that all eligible voters should vote because our votes count. Well, based on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on gerrymandering on June 27, 2019, our …
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