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County decision provides resource for VFDs

Person County commissioners made a wise investment in the fire service on Monday when they approved the creation of a fire marshal’s position. Once a county role, the fire marshal duties were …

It’s the time of the year to give

Sure, you know its the time of year we are all thinking about buying gifts to give to people important to us. It’s also a time we should be looking for opportunities to help people we don’t know. …
Columns

Looking forward to Christmas and beyond

My optometrist tells me that 20/20 vision is considered the clarity or sharpness of eyesight as a standard for vision. Fitting that next month, the year 2020 begins, which will bring cliché’s yet …

Health care improves with government out of the way

While the health care debate has usually focused on questions of insurance coverage and finance, the composition and delivery of medical services have been changing significantly. Some of these …

Taxation spelled the end of popular tap dancing

I write a syndicated column on politics and public policy that often centers on the issue of taxation. I am also a sometime practitioner and teacher of tap dancing. Combining my two interests was …

Fight mars an otherwise fun event

People can be idiots sometimes. On Saturday – Thanksgiving weekend – a large crowd turned out for the holiday basketball tournament at Person High School. The Rockets have hosted the …

Recalibrating the literary capital of N.C.

Where is the literary capital of North Carolina? Hillsborough? Pittsboro? Chapel Hill? The big cities like Charlotte, Asheville, and Wilmington? Or the Triangle or Triad? It was none of those …
Letters to the Editor

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 …

We enter a special season

To the editor: As we enter this season for giving, we find ourselves going to Black Friday specials looking for that perfect gift to give our love ones. Stores stay open all night; stores operate …

The ash heap of history

To the editor: What? You say the impeachment of President Trump is going nowhere? But the hearings just got started! They’ve got all these fancy witnesses, and the biggest congressional …

Who has been brainwashed?

To the editor: The ardent detractor of President Donald Trump and all things Republican or conservative is at it again. This frequent letter writer is determined to convince people that the …

Missing Trump’s successes

To the editor: As I was reading a letter from a recent letter writer, I had to pause and think about other articles he has written. In most of his letters he always brings up something about …
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