July 13, 2016 RSS feed / Editorial

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Legislators, African-Americans, police must find common ground

RALEIGH On a recent Thursday, three African- American members of the N.C. General Assembly held a press conference to draw attention to recent shootings of black men by police. More...

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North Carolina is no exception

RALEIGH Although North Carolina encompasses many islands, our state is certainly not an island when it comes to economic growth and social development. More...

‘In 22 years, I have never received this much cooperation’

To the editor:  In a time when it seems to be the norm to criticize and even hate law enforcement, credit must be given where it is due.  An investigation recently led our investigators to Person County where they relied on the Person Count More...

‘If these facts are inaccurate, what else in her letter is also inaccurate?’

To the editor:  Some of the “facts” that Ms. Gentry pointed out about Republic Services in her recent letter to the editor are incorrect.  Republic Services does not pay $25,000 in taxes. More...

‘I suggest promptly taking action to correct the injustice’

To the editor:  On June 6, 2016, the Person Board of County Commissioners voted to name [the new portion of U.S. 501, north of Roxboro] the Jim Thorpe Highway.  Jim Thorpe is a confessed felon who has spent a year in federal prison.  More...

‘Please help us re-elect Mike Gentry for district court judge’

To the editor:  Citizens of Person County, please help us reelect Mike Gentry for district court judge.  I have had the pleasure of knowing and observing Judge Gentry work for this county and its citizens for over 12 years.  He’s More...