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A well-informed electorate

There is nothing more important in a democracy than a well-informed electorate. I wish I could say that that this perfectly-crafted phrase was mine, but I borrowed it from the HBO show, The …

A scary time for our community

We were certainly concerned when we got the word that there was some sort of a shooting at the Dollar General on Old Durham Road Friday afternoon. When we arrived on the scene and started …
Columns

COVID response creates policy options

Although working from home provides a great deal of flexibility and potential benefits, professional and personal, most of us don’t want to make it our default setting — even after, or perhaps …

Saltbox Seafood Joint, surviving the coronavirus

Can any of North Carolina’s great roadside eateries and local joints survive the coronavirus? I have my doubts. So does UNC-Press. It has put the release of an updated and revised edition of my …

NAACP statement on the shooting death of David Brooks Jr.

At the request of the family of Mr. David Brooks, Jr. the leadership of the Person County NAACP recently met with the district attorney, and other judicial officers at the county courthouse, and …

The community needs prayers for healing

The events in our community last month are devastating, tragic, and heartbreaking. There are not enough words to express our sorrow to the family and a hurting community. There is enough pain in …

Let’s build on our efforts to bring postsecondary education to prison

In June, Governor Roy Cooper signed into law the ‘Education/Job Readiness in Prisons & Jails’ bill, which we were proud to co-sponsor. We applaud Gov. Cooper and all of the other bill …
Letters to the Editor

Common Sense Leadership During COVID

To the editor: As the United States exceeds 160,000 deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic in just under five months, Donald Trump’s push of inaccuracies and conspiracies against the advice of …

Disappointed in last week’s paper

Dear Mr. Snow, I was disappointed in your last Thursday’s newspaper. Some people who would love to have their jobs back are depending on the food banks. The past editor published an …

Haven’t we all had enough?

To the editor: Earlier this year, America was hit by two national disasters. Both were used for political benefit by the Democratic Party. The first disaster was the “Wuhan Virus” …

Proud of Chief Hess

To the editor: On three differernt occasions, I have written a letter to praise Chief David Hess and then never sent it in to be published. However, after the events this past weekend, I feel …

Social injustice and inequality

To the editor: When you find yourself in the position of leadership with a voice that has the power to influence other, it is a must that we speak up. In lieu of recent events in Person County, …
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