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Show up and support Relay for Life

Few things in this world can truly inspire us. After all, it’s a work-a-day world and we all have our minds focused on one thing or another. But if you want to be really and truly inspired, take …

Working together brings benefits

It should come as a surprise to no one that when people work together with a common goal in mind, they stand a better chance of accomplishing that goal than they would if each worked on his or her …
Columns

Sunday morning came crashing down

On Sunday morning, Becky and I had just settled into our pews at Antioch Baptist Church for Sunday services when my phone started vibrating. I looked at it and it was my daughter, Pitt, calling from …

Merritt’s photography captured Roxboro life

John Wesley Merritt was born in Roxboro, Aug. 29, 1916 and became interested in photography as a young boy and continued throughout his life until his death on April 17, 1996. Mr. Merritt’s …

The Pharisee, tax collector and racism

Dear Lord, thank goodness I am not a racist like some of our top political leaders. Is this how you open your public prayers? Or do you just blast out the racism charge whenever somebody makes a …

Budget vote casts pall over General Assembly

It began with flubs. It ended in fury. And it made North Carolina politics even more rancorous and destructive. I’m referring, of course, to a 55-9 vote in the House last week to override Gov. Roy …

Special election offers three lessons

When all was said and done, North Carolina’s special congressional elections this year proved not to be particularly special. Republican state Rep. Greg Murphy easily defeated Democrat Allen …
Letters to the Editor

Junior Cotillion boosts confidence

To the editor: Junior Cotillion is often thought to simply be an instructional class for adolescents to congregate and learn how to dress in fancy attire and properly dine at a formal occasion. …

Vietnam veteran remembered

To the editor: Thank you for your informative articles – church, community, civic, etc. I am a consistent and fervent reader of my hometown and local paper. Because I am married to a 20-year …

Supporters made Personality a success

To the editor: On behalf of myself and the Roxboro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff, we would like to sincerely thank all of our sponsors and volunteers. This year marked the 40th …

Trade wars hurt N.C. workers

To the editor: In answer to John Hood’s opinion on the trade wars, I say hooray for Hood standing up for N.C. workers. It is obvious who has started the trade wars. I put President Donald …

Remembering a devoted C-T employee

To the editor: The Courier-Times will always hold a special place in my heart. In 1995, I walked in as a temporary employee to work in the mailroom with Marianna Compton, until a few years later, …
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