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Editorials

Woodsdale VFD facing an uphill battle

It is unfortunate that times have gotten so troubled at Woodsdale Fire Department. That department faces decertification by the state, and worse – residents served by that department lose an …

Make exceptions for school traffic

Children attending the county’s two charter schools, and PCS’ early college, have already started classes. On Monday, the rest of Person County’s students will return to class. More vehicles …
Columns

Tar Heels are split down the middle

In the context of American politics, North Carolina is a middle state – which is not the same thing as saying North Carolinians are especially moderate. It simply means that our Democratic and …

Cleaning up N.C.’s hodgepodge of laws

Because Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly have remained deadlocked for weeks over passage of a new state budget, you might think nothing much of …

Discover a taste of our Personality

Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce director Lisa Busjahn gave me a good belly laugh Monday when we were talking about the upcoming Personality Festival. Among the new events this year is a bake-off. …

Trade wars hurt Carolina workers

The political temptation to protect “domestic” industries from “foreign” competition is strong, persistent and understandable. But for the vast majority of North Carolina workers, their …

More gun control needed now

“When you continue to do what you’ve always done, you continue to get what you’ve always gotten,” or so the saying goes. In the aftermath of 31 people being shot and killed in Dayton, Ohio …
Letters to the Editor

Stigall cared about people’s problems

To the editor: The death of Sandy Stigall is tragic for Roxboro. Many years ago, approximately 2009, I needed help with getting my street intact and I wrote a letter and left it for every city …

Clean energy is a win for everyone

To the editor: In his Aug. 14 column, John Hood stated, “Duke Energy can’t win.” It is my opinion that we can all win if we continue to be innovative on energy, while striving for answers to …

Bridge out forever?

To the editor: Wow. I would just like to know why it has taken eight months (so far) for the state Department of Transportation to repair or replace a two-lane bridge on Flat River Church Road. …

Family opposes rhetoric of racism

To the editor: We are members of an extended family who share deep Roxboro roots even though most of us now live in other communities. We share a common bond of wanting what’s best for our …

Defending a racist president

To the editor: Recently Donald Trump made a vicious racist attack against four Congresswomen. This speech was attended by Rep. Larry Yarborough, one senator and members of the Courier-Times …
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