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We must invest and prioritize education

“We don’t have any teacher applicants for our vacancies,” said two superintendents from rural North Carolina public school districts. Think about that.  If they do not find …

Big sister to the rescue

There are several things that define springtime in Person County. The natural beauty of flowers blooming and the hustle of seniors wrapping up their time in high school as they race towards …
Columns

Prejudice makes us all worse off

Prejudice is morally wrong. It’s also immensely foolish, producing self-inflicted wounds for individuals, companies, and communities. If you refuse to hire certain workers because of their …

Crawdads — the African connection

Was “Where the Crawdads Sing” set in North Carolina--as both the book and movie assert--and where, according to her publisher, the author Delia Owens now lives? Or in Georgia where …

Volunteers in Ukraine

When Russia attacked Ukraine, “experts” said the country would fall within days.    It hasn’t. One reason is that the Russian military wasn’t as effective as …

Why I voted to expand healthcare for veterans exposed to burn pits

Congress recently took a monumental step forward to increase healthcare coverage for our veterans. On Aug. 10, the Honoring our PACT Act was signed into law, concluding years of hard work and …

Choosing voters or choosing opponents?

To paraphrase Alice, who used the term to describe her adventures in Wonderland, election politics in America is getting “curiouser and curiouser.” North Carolina has been in the …
Letters to the Editor

Do you enjoy history?

To the editor: Do you enjoy history? Stories? Field trips? The Time Travelers do. We’re a history club for students in grades 4-12 sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of History. We …

A wonderful Night Out

To the editor: Many, many thanks to everyone that made National Night Out 2022 a huge success: NNO Committe, Palace Pointe, Twins Meat Market, North Main IGA, Food Lion 1 and 2, Open Kettle, …

Fort Bragg can help

To the editor: The “gun violence” in our nation has reached critical mass. The budgets of small countries and cities’ police departments are being laid bare. In some instances, …

The benefits of public transportation

To the editor: Public transportation is good for the environment, good for reducing government spending, good for health, and good for freedom. I would argue that most people are not car people …

Stop taking my earned Social Security benefits

To the editor, I’m a retired federal employee writing to raise awareness of the devastating effects of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) experienced by nearly two million people …
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