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Clinical program a win for nurses and patients

The low man on the totem pole always needs an ace up his sleeve to get ahead. Person Memorial Hospital, like other small rural hospitals, is the low man on the totem pole as it relates the …

RHA efforts will lift community

We are excited to see the aggressive effort coming out of the Roxboro Housing Authority. Over the past year or so, the RHA leadership has worked to make their communities safer and more pleasing …
Columns

Voter ID is the wrong fight to pick

In a recent last-minute effort, Democrats used a liberal judge to put a halt to North Carolina’s Voter ID law. An NAACP lawsuit was one of numerous assaults by Democrats to thwart the will of the …

Foreign assassinations have unintended consequences

“I don’t think the U.S. should be in the business of assassinating foreign leaders.” This was not me talking about last week’s controversial take-out by the U.S. of Iranian General Qassem …

Looking back at Person County a century ago

Person County boasts a long and varied history, and for a newcomer like me it can be overwhelming to process all that has happened within these county lines. With the dawn of 2020, I decided to pick …

Poor decisions litter path to voter ID

“Prudence,” wrote the British statesman Edmund Burke, “is not only the first in rank of the virtues political and moral, but she is the director, the regulator, the standard of them all.” …

Thursday brought a fun surprise for Dr. Long

It was exciting last week to see Dr. Thomas Long be recognized for his military service. He is a World War II veteran in the U.S. Navy and he served in the Pacific theater as a corpsman. I …
Letters to the Editor

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 …

Process offers our best opportunity

To the editor: Our democratic republic faces a serious test. As an unaffiliated voter and former chaplain, my concerns run deep. The August 2019 whistleblower report of improper use of …

Another year of great support

To the editor: In Person County we have so many reasons to say thank you, and in fear of missing someone, we want to refrain from listing names, but for every thought, gesture, donation, support, …

Thankful for life

To the editor: This Thanksgiving we had a perspective check on our gratitude level. It’s easy to take the day to day for granted: phone calls for random questions, texts to say hi, holiday …
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