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Much to consider in school budget

While so much of our attention has been diverted by the coronavirus threat, life does continue on. And we should pay attention, lest we regret some decision made when we were mentally absent. One …

Enforcing stay at home when you don’t have a home

Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order, which was issued Friday and took effect on Monday, addresses something most of us probably haven’t thought of. How does a homeless person stay at …
Columns

Our community will survive COVID-19

Wash your hands. Social distance each other with six feet or more, and no group gatherings of 10 or more people. Feels like we are in elementary school again on the playground. Only this time, the …

Could there be a plus in this pandemic?

I wish it hadn’t happened. Already, the losses have been jarring. And there is much more to come. But, as with other catastrophes, such as floods, hurricanes, fires, 9/11, recessions, …

Resilient people can do this

The last few weeks have felt like an “out of body experience.” We are all experiencing an unknown threat. Like any threat, we resort to “fight or flight.” Fight, we know how to do, or shall I …

Stay at home order isn’t sustainable for the long-term

Over the past two weeks, Gov. Roy Cooper and local officials have imposed a regulatory regime of increasing severity on North Carolinians. Their stated goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19 so the …

On this day, we should all share a laugh

Wherever you are these days, it’s hard to think about anything but coronavirus, COVID-19, social distancing and stay at home orders. But here’s a diversion of sorts for you. Do you …
Letters to the Editor

Do we really want a one-party system?

To the editor: I see some folks want to see the end of the Democratic Party. Well, we should all be alarmed by this notion. What’s worrisome is not that it’s the Democratic Party, but that it …

Is the cure worse than COVID-19?

To the editor: I was delighted to see this March 22 tweet from President Trump: “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15-DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION …

Burr should resign in wake of stock sale

To the editor, Every North Carolina farm boy knows that an old tractor with a grinding noise between the engine and rear end likely has a transmission that will soon fail. He also knows that a big …

COVID-19 is God’s wake up call

To the editor: As America continues to sink deeper into the throws of this pandemic God is speaking but are we listening? This is God’s thunderclap to America and the world. A thunderclap is …

Writer calls Democrats socialists

To the editor: Between now and Election Day (Nov 3) Republicans in Person County will be illustrating the mammoth differences between conservative policies and socialist Democrat …
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