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Another senseless tragedy

This will probably not be the most conventional use of this real estate in our newspaper, but here it goes. I was all set to use this space to write about something that caught my eye during …

Looking forward to the next step

During Tuesday’s Person County Board of Commissioners’ meeting, the county’s allotment of American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) funding was discussed as were the various options for how to …
Columns

North Carolina’s Queen Elizabeth and King Charles

We watched the great and solemn events in Britain over the last few days. But we heard not a mention of North Carolina’s important connections to the royal family, to Elizabeth and …

Is the social safety net a springboard or cushion?

There are few public issues that create more debate than the “social safety net.” By social safety net, I mean the set of government policies, programs, and regulations that provide …

A Democracy in peril?

Jan. 6, 2021 should be in our rearview mirrors; instead, it looms large over our country as election deniers are on midterm ballots for office in more that 27 states from the governor’s …

Crime is back as a voting issue

Violent crime is on the rise in North Carolina — up 18% since 2018. Voter concern about crime is also rising. It played a key role in the 2020 elections. It will probably do so again in …

For faster growth, pick freedom

When pollsters ask voters to list the issues they care about most, economic concerns usually rank high on the list — even when unemployment rates are relatively low. There’s a stolen …
Letters to the Editor

The measure of a man

To the editor: What is the measure of a man? Recently, Person County lost one of its finest citizens, Ernest T. (E.T.) Dixon, who was the former sheriff of Person County serving 16 years. Some …

Celebrate the signing of the Constitution

To the editor: The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during this month’s annual observance in honor of this …

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, …
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