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Real job cuts are coming

There were a lot of subdued faces sitting around the table at a special meeting of the Person County Board of Education on Thursday afternoon. The meeting was held because leaders in the school …

Let’s actually observe Memorial Day

Here’s a challenge for you. Take some of your upcoming time off and spend it expressing your thanks to someone. Memorial Day offers you a wonderful chance to do that, even if the person you are …
Columns

Americans don’t know how good they have it

The cry for social justice, equality and social reform is not a new theme in American history. That cry was started in the early 1900s by rich, social progressive politicians (the Roosevelt clan) who …

Foreign-born students call Roxboro home

Spent some time Sunday afternoon with some young people from all around the world, including two who have called Roxboro home throughout the last school year. For the last seven years or so, …

A book about black people, not white racism

Elizabeth City native De’Shawn Charles Winslow’s debut novel, “In West Mills”, might be the blackest novel set in North Carolina this year, maybe ever. This book is all about African …

State ranks high in college funding

North Carolina appropriates less taxpayer money to state colleges and universities in real terms than it did before the onset of the Great Recession. Tuition has risen markedly and now accounts for a …

Following your dreams: advice to the youth

I had the opportunity to speak to some boys and girls about following their dream a few weeks ago. I was invited by Roxboro Housing Authority Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator Lawrence Mayfield …
Letters to the Editor

Donations prove to be critical

To the editor: I wrote a letter to you a few months ago, promoting organ donation and since then, as God and fate would have it, this issue of organ donation has come home in a huge way, affecting …

Garrett was a Person County treasure

To the editor: In every town and county and each generation, there arises among us at least one individual whose achievements and persona stand head-and-shoulders above the majority of the …

DSS needs more foster parents

To the editor May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. It is a time to highlight the importance of foster care, and acknowledge foster parents, family members, child welfare professionals and …

A hospital of choice

To the editor: If you need a heart and lung transplant, you go to Duke Medical Center, but with an accident or illness, you most likely will find yourself at the nearest hospital.  After …

Lecture highlights danger of complacency

To the editor: My wife and I attended a lecture by Ms. Bonnie Hauser on the World War II Holocaust at the Person County Library Saturday, May 11. She presented a first-hand account of her mother, …
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