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LETTER: Get involved for teacher appreciation

Teachers in Anson County and in communities across the nation are in the spotlight during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May …

May 4th, 2016 updated: May 4th, 2016. |  

Working to shield Americans’ rights, traditional values

Working to shield Americans’ rights, traditional values

We’ve all heard the famous phrase, “Actions speak louder than words.” Well.. nowhere is this more true than in Washington. …

May 2nd, 2016 |  

Helping Americans escape poverty

Helping Americans escape poverty

Today, more than 45 million Americans live in poverty. That’s about one in every seven Americans. Unfortunately, our current welfare …

May 2nd, 2016 |  

Special-needs children an unexpected blessing

Special-needs children an unexpected blessing

Whenever someone approaches me with an open statement of “It must be difficult raising a child with a disability,” I …

April 27th, 2016 |  

EPA backs off on ill-advised bid to regulate racing

EPA backs off on ill-advised bid to regulate racing

Would you believe it if I told you common sense prevailed in Washington? Well, that’s what happened two weeks ago …

April 25th, 2016 |  

Holding the IRS accountable

Holding the IRS accountable

Have you noticed that your wallet is lighter? Thanks to Tax Day, you and I had the distinguished opportunity to …

April 25th, 2016 |  

As John Hart writes, his novel’s plot unfolds

As John Hart writes, his novel’s plot unfolds

Can’t we just find something that we can agree upon? Thrown into a silly, unnecessary bathroom dispute that has brought …

April 25th, 2016 |  

Did your ancestors serve in Anson County’s 1820s militia?

Did your ancestors serve in Anson County’s 1820s militia?

Is your ancestor listed in this article? Soldiers of the Anson County, North Carolina Militia of the 1820s: • John …

April 19th, 2016 |  

#WeAreNotThis: HB 2 damages North Carolina’s reputation

#WeAreNotThis: HB 2 damages North Carolina’s reputation

The irony of Republicans complaining about unfair treatment by corporate America and the national media is just too rich. The …

April 18th, 2016 |  

U.S. needs tax reform that works for us all

U.S. needs tax reform that works for us all

Like so many of you, I find tax season to be one of the most frustrating times of the year. …

April 18th, 2016 |  

Terror groups, Latin American drug lords forge unholy alliance

Terror groups, Latin American drug lords forge unholy alliance

Did you know Mideast terrorist organizations are now working with Latin American drug lords against the United States? Last week, …

April 18th, 2016 |  

LETTER: A proud history of Coley Hill’s African-American businesses

To the editor: As the author of “Coley Hill,” I have recently discovered more information about the historical community known …

April 14th, 2016 |  

LETTER: Hudson would risk N.C. beaches for offshore oil

To the editor: Re: “Let N.C. explore offshore oil, gas resources” by Rep. Richard Hudson, March 23: The Obama administration …

April 14th, 2016 |  

Iran defies Obama’s ill-advised deal

Iran defies Obama’s ill-advised deal

Last fall when President Obama introduced his Iran deal, the American people were skeptical. Like many of you, I was …

April 11th, 2016 |  

Hypocrisy in the HB2 backlash

Hypocrisy in the HB2 backlash

Last month, Gov. Pat McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 2, a bill to address Charlotte’s …

April 11th, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: ‘Corporate bullying’ or voting with their wallets?

OUR VIEW: ‘Corporate bullying’ or voting with their wallets?

Defenders of North Carolina’s much-maligned House Bill 2 have latched onto a dubious buzzword — “corporate bullying” — in the …

April 11th, 2016 |  

What’s behind North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill?’

What’s behind North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill?’

Was passing the new “Bathroom Bill” the biggest mistake the current North Carolina General Assembly has made so far? Or …

April 6th, 2016 |  

Better access to trauma care can save children’s lives

Better access to trauma care can save children’s lives

As parents, the health and well-being of our children are our top priorities. Any sniffle, cough or bruise from our …

April 4th, 2016 |  

Future leaders earn U.S. service academy nominations

Future leaders earn U.S. service academy nominations

With the level of political discourse in this country dropping to a new low each day, I want to take …

April 4th, 2016 |  

OUR VIEW: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest takes aim at campus censors

OUR VIEW: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest takes aim at campus censors

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro bans “disrespect.” N.C. Central says students in its dorms must avoid saying or …

April 2nd, 2016 |  

LETTER: Hudson exaggerates benefits of offshore drilling

To the editor: In response to “Let N.C. explore offshore oil, gas resources,” Richard Hudson is the perfect archetype of …

March 27th, 2016 |  

Don’t make Anson County a sacrifice zone for Duke coal ash

Don’t make Anson County a sacrifice zone for Duke coal ash

We should not be a sacrifice zone for Duke Energy’s environmentally negligent actions. What is a sacrifice zone? Sacrifice zones …

March 27th, 2016 |  

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