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Editorials

Building a better school culture

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 …

Exciting numbers in crime report

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 …
Columns

Regulations deserve a periodic review

Milton Friedman once observed that “nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” To be sure, spending bills or regulations initially sold as limited responses to specific …

Age is a function of how you feel

Where does the time go? I sat in the office Monday with reporters Chelsea King and Daniela Gamboa, both in their 20s, and one of them made the comment that time seems to fly by. I couldn’t …

Time has come for North Carolina to reform eminent domain

Over the past eight years, conservative lawmakers have done much to constrain the excesses, expenses and abuses of governmental power in North Carolina. They have cut taxes, controlled spending, …

Poverty more varied than you might think

While I have been traveling up and down North Carolina’s roads in search of local eateries, UNC Law School professor Gene Nichol has been traveling the same roads looking for something else. I …

Starting afresh in a new year

The beginning of a new year is a good time for personal reflection and an opportunity to take inventory of one’s spirit. We can start by counting our blessings. These are the inspiring things …
Letters to the Editor

Wrong people pay in shutdown

To the editor: It goes without saying that America is in a difficult place. We are divided on so many issues, even within our own families. But we can all agree that when the government shuts …

Thanks for Oakley story

To the editor: I want to thank you so much for the article you published on Donald Oakley in the Nov. 10 edition. I can recall everything that was said about Donald. Thanks again. I have …

Golf course a good deal for the county

To the editor: David Newell is attempting to do what very few others would attempt, because he cares about Person County. I have had many meetings with David, discussing ideas he has for the …

Relative grateful for veterans’ recognition

To the editor, In reference to the “Wreath’s Across America,” story in Saturday’s edition of The Courier-Times, I would personally like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the …

Ixnay the golf course idea

I just read with interest, and amazement, the recent C-T article outlining the Board of County Commissioners’ plan to discuss the possible lease of the Roxboro Country Club golf course from the new …
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