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A really cool volunteer opportunity for you

We hope you saw the story in Saturday’s edition of The Courier-Times regarding the need for volunteers at the American Red Cross. In case you missed it, local volunteers are needed here in …

Putting off expenses never pays off

Person County residents are about to feel the pain of years of a “kick-the-can-down-the-road” approach to funding local needs. The county’s economic development agency has identified more …
Columns

Fracking has reduced carbon emissions

In 2018, Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order on climate change that, among other things, established a goal of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions in North Carolina by 40% below 2005 levels by …

Mixing books and politics

“Politics and books don’t mix well. You need to decide which one you’re going to write about and stick to it.” That is what an editor and good friend told me recently. Maybe this friend is …

Successful budgets require realistic expectations

President Donald Trump’s latest budget contains some conservative proposals to save the taxpayers’ money. But it relies on an unconservative practice – one that North Carolina’s legislature …

This family history became real page-turner

“It is one of the best books I ever read, maybe the best.” That got my attention, but when my friend told me it was a family history, I cooled down. “But this one is something different. …

A better measure for counting unemployed

North Carolina’s unemployment rate averaged 3.9 percent during 2019. For economists, that rate signifies “full employment” (the nation is at full employment, too, and our state’s rate is not …
Letters to the Editor

Writer concerned over “trashy” image

To the editor: I moved to Roxboro over 12 years ago, having been born and raised in Durham, where I also raised my family. As Durham became increasingly dirty and violent, Roxboro looked so clean, …

Extend tax cut even further

To the editor: I just read the article in the Jan. 29 issue of The Courier-Times about Mark Robinson, Republican candidate for North Carolina Lieutenant Governor. I have a bone to pick with him. …

Where coal ash cost belongs

To the editor: After much legal wrangling, 2020 kicked off with news that Duke Energy finally had agreed to excavate all of its coal ash basins, including at Mayo and Roxboro Power Stations, and …

Quarry just isn’t a good idea

To the editor: I have a home in Caswell County on Roxboro Lake, a secondary water source for Roxboro, some 10 miles away from a proposed stone quarry, asphalt plant and concrete plant, a plant …

Yarborough an asset in legislature

To the editor: Political courage is standing up for those that you took an oath to represent in the face of adversity and tough and controversial decisions. Rep. Larry Yarborough personifies a …
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