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New lessons from old wars

At the end of a two-day conference about World War I at UNC-Chapel Hill, I asked a leading military historian what approach he would recommend to the United States to deal with the challenge of ISIS.I will tell you about his response in a minute.The World War I conference was one of a series of planned events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of that Great War and to learn what lessons might help us deal with present day challenges.

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We shouldn’t wait for terrorist attacks before taking action

Last week marked a very solemn date for our nation and a stark reminder that evil exists around the world. On Sept. 11, 2001, the United States of America fell victim to the most horrific terrorist attack in our history — an attack spurred by cowardice and hatred for our way of life. Thirteen years later, we remember the innocent lives lost and the sacrifices that were made; we remember the overwhelming feelings of hopelessness and despair; and we remember the heroism and courage of our...

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N.C. is on cusp of ‘unleashing’ natural energy resources

With the days still hot in North Carolina, it’s hard to imagine turning on the heat, but winter’s cold temperatures could bring increased demand for natural gas and increased energy costs for our families. I regularly hear concerns from constituents about the steady increase in electricity and gas prices. From skyrocketing prices at the pump to soaring utility bills at home, folks are hurting because the government continues to stand in the way of domestic energy exploration and p...

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Rep. Brody shares latest from Raleigh

Raleigh NewsCoal Ash BillOne of the last pieces of legislation that was passed in the short session was a Senate and House compromise plan to close all N.C. coal ash ponds.Senate and House conferees reached a compromise on a plan to mitigate North Carolina’s coal ash ponds, and passed bipartisan, groundbreaking legislation in both chambers.

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Help save Anson’s property values

I am glad to see Rep Richard Hudson so concerned about our local real estate values! I hope and pray he opposes the industrial-strength hydraulic mining of natural gas known as “fracking” here locally to be sold via pipelines to other countries. In states like Pennsylvania, New York and Texas, fracking has destroyed property values, polluted drinking water and made real estate transactions difficult since no one can get a mortgage or insurance.I also hope Rep. Hudson su...

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Sheriff provides answers to FAQs

A day does not go by that I don’t answer a half a dozen or more questions from individuals about what they can or cannot do; or how to go about doing something relating to an activity of the Sheriff’s Office. Over the years I have put together what I call: “The Ten Most Commonly Asked Questions to the Sheriff.” I think you’ll find these interesting.1. How do I get a pistol permit to purchase a handgun?

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Upcoming fall season hopefully will bring change

Wow. I cannot believe how fast time flies. As we head into Labor Day, I hate to see summer end, but I’m excited to think about back to school, football season gearing up, and a little break from the heat.I just wrapped up a great week traveling the district and meeting with folks to hear their concerns and discuss ways to help revitalize our local communities. Weeks like this are the favorite parts of my job because I enjoy spending time in our communities hearing directly fr...

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Back to school and back to the legislature

As our schools are set to begin the new school year, students are both nervous and excited, parents are encouraging their children and helping them get ready, backpacks are filled with school supplies, teachers are getting classrooms and lesson plans prepared, as well as the many other things that are required for a new school year. Administrators are finalizing many details and last but not least support personnel are getting school facilities clean and in order. Everyone is full of anticipa...

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We should follow Churchill’s advice for dealing with ISIS

Winston Churchill once said, “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” Over the past several months, the world has watched with great concern the events unfolding around the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The escalating tensions stemming from these events threaten to destabilize the world at large and serve as a chilling reminder that evil does indeed exist.

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Out of the shadows

The tragic death of Robin Williams last week has opened many people’s eyes to the plight of those who suffer with depression. It’s not merely something you can “get over” or “cheer up” or choose not to be. I saw a tweet that said asking someone why they’re depressed is like asking someone why they’re diabetic. And that is the truth. It̵...

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Bringing jobs back to N.C.

North Carolina’s businesses are a vital component of our national economy and must be afforded every opportunity to prosper, grow and create jobs. It’s a state priority, as well as one of my own, to support industries and small businesses that drive our economy and create jobs in our local communities. Now more than ever, our businesses and workers need real solutions to help create jobs, build a healthy economy, and provide more opportunity. Unfortunately, our small businesses an...

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A letter of thanks to town of Wadesboro

I would like to thank the Wadesboro Town Manager, Mr. Alex Sewell, and his maintenance staff for the quick response to the hazard on Reddington Street, Wadesboro. Your quick and efficient work done may very well save a life. I thank you all again, and if I can ever be of assistance to your department, I will give the same quick response. May God bless you all.Rev. Charles H. Ford Sr.Wadesboro...

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