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Habitat home dedication a sign of things to come

Last Saturday’s dedication of a new home by Habitat for Humanity was an emotional time for all involved, from the new homeowner to the volunteers who worked to build the new home and for the donors …

Newspapers play an important societal role

A community without a newspaper is a desert waiting for bad things to happen. If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to witness the event, does the tree make any noise when it falls? Often, …
Columns

Political tides are always shifting

During the 1990s and early 2000s, urban elections were an arena of robust partisan politics in North Carolina. Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and other major cities elected …

Political freedom not the same as personal freedom

What does it mean to be free? Many seemingly intractable disputes about specific issues – ranging from welfare spending and school choice to abortion and alcohol policy – originate from the fact …

Newspapers can be a force for good

Lost on most people is the fact that this week – Oct. 6-12 – is National Newspaper Week. Like so many other observances National Newspaper Week means little to people who don’t work for …

Refashioning intellectual debate in this country

This column is not about Donald Trump. You’re welcome. While the deterioration of our public discourse preceded the 2016 election – and indeed Trump’s nomination and election can be seen as …

A lot accomplished in just 50 months

This is the 50th C-T Chief’s Column! Thank you Personians for reading the column and to former C-T Editor Tim Chandler who suggested I commit to this endeavor. Many accomplishments and happenings …
Letters to the Editor

Donald Trump, the innocent

To the editor: Does anyone else remember the firestorm the media created when candidate Donald Trump implied that he might not accept the results of the presidential election during that …

Columnist missed the boat with Dem bashing

To the editor: Apparently the columnist in the Sept. 25 edition of The Courier-Times believes that the readers are ignorant fools. In her article, PJ Gentry pretends to know the state of mind …

Quarry poses environmental risks

My concerns regarding the proposed quarry in Prospect Hill, Caswell County, are that the repercussions have not been studied enough for anyone to understand the environmental impact this could have …

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 …
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