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Political Cartoon

Editorials

Where’s the support for transparency?

Person County commissioners have been asked to consider a new policy under which county staff (and county commissioners) would be issued county-owned cell phones. The reaction of some commissioners …

Traffic unit would serve Roxboro well

Roxboro Chief of Police David Hess has said he hopes city council members will approve funding to allow the police department to establish a traffic unit. That would be a good use of the city’s …
Columns

Moving up the scale of greater freedom

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 …

Stay here and attract a Chick-fil-A

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 …

State manages money better than the feds

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, …

House has changed the conversation

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, …

The truth will keep you from trouble

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 …
Letters to the Editor

Walls don’t work

To the editor: In the Feb. 6 edition of The Courier-Times, the writer of the Conservative Corner wrote that while cruising through Roxboro, she saw a bumper sticker praising membership in the …

Attaching labels is dangerous

To the editor: Democrats = Socialists? Let’s think about this. Not all Democrats are Godless socialists and not all Republicans are neo-Nazi fascists. There are intelligent, thoughtful, …

Thankful for stranger’s kindness

To the editor: I would like to thank the lady that came to my rescue at Walmart on Monday, Feb. 25. I cannot thank you enough for paying for the items I had gotten when I didn’t have my debit …

Making the case for a border wall

To the editor: Do border walls work? Is there any truth to what the politicians who refuse to fund protective walls are saying? Maybe it’s time we consider some facts. In 2018 the same …

Democrats = Socialists?

To the editor: I applaud the writer of the Feb. 16 letter titled Taking God out of politics for pointing out the anti-religious, immoral and anti-American stances of the Democratic party …
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