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Vaya con dios, Charlie, you were special

Sadly, on Monday, the world of music lost a bona fide legend with the passing of Charlie Daniels, a man whom I have met, spoken with, and a musician who I have thoroughly enjoyed for a very long …

The need for history education

Like most in this country, I have watched the recent destruction of historic monuments with interest and, frankly, with some disgust. It has made me realize once again how important it is to properly …

Choice should guide school reopening

RALEIGH — If you are among the minority of North Carolinians who haven’t supported the expansion of parental choice in education over the past two decades — in the form of charter schools, open …

Katiedid vs. ... cupboard cuisine

I am not a cook. By this, I mean I rarely cook and, when I do cook, it rarely tastes good. This reality, combined with the ever-changing picky eating habits of my young children and the fact that …

An underappreciated American scholar

Dr. Thomas Sowell has been both a friend and a colleague of mine for over a half-century. On June 30, he will have completed his 90th year of life, and I want to highlight some important features of …

Democratic politicking kills police reform

With all the hot rhetoric about race and police, we would hope that we would be having a sober, serious national discussion on the issue that would shine light, understanding and answers. But, …
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Little touch-up would make things bearable

Little touch-up would make things bearable To the editor: I didn’t really know what color my hair was until the coronavirus. I was one of the first to go out and buy masks, gloves, hand …

Be safe and stay home

To the editor: I write this sitting in the living room of my mother’s house in Statesville some 170 miles away. I came here March 13 as mom lay dying in the hospital. By the time my family had …

Expansion needed for mental health care services

To the editor: As a registered nurse, I am writing to voice my concerns about the mental health care shortage in North Carolina as related to the coronavirus crises. With the coronavirus …

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Give the ‘gift of life’ on Jan. 8 To the editor: Let me introduce you to my husband, Jonny. He was a husband, father, brother, Christian, friend, farmer, mechanic and Harley rider who …

Be thankful for this country

To the editor: The beauty of the flag of the United States of America, and of the meaning of the pledge of the United States of America is something we the people of this great United States of …

Hunters can help change lives

To the editor: North Carolina deer hunters have a unique opportunity this fall to make a real difference in the lives of their neighbors. North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry (NCHFTH) makes this …
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On the governor’s newest orders... North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared the state will stay in Phase 2 for three more weeks in the shadow of growing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on Wednesday. The “Safer At Home” phase of …
Sounding off on the Republican National Convention's potential move North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper took a no-nonsense, almost rigid stance when asked about recent comments from President Donald Trump threatening to move August’s Republican National Convention away …
Sound off During a news conference Monday, Gov. Roy Cooper did not provide definitive answers about whether North Carolina would enter Phase Two of his reopening plan this weekend. The state has been under a …
Sound off This weekend we will celebrate Memorial Day, a time to remember those who have died in defense of our liberties. Following is a list of area people who have made that sacrifice. Let’s always …
Sound off Sen. Phil Berger challenged Gov. Roy Cooper to give counties the discretion to reopen barber and beauty shops amid the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As of Wednesday 25 states, including …
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