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And the deluge continues ... really

You would think in this day and age of technology and such, we could all be less bothered with junk email. Before you say anything, I know you can unsubscribe to the various lists, but that’s …

Cold, but happy fall, y’all ...

When it comes to Southerners, most love transitioning from scorching, summer temperatures to autumn. I’m not one of those people. When I see signs inscribed, “Happy Fall, Y’all,” I want …

Electoral College

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of …

Democrat voters

I am trying to put myself in the shoes of Democrat voters, not those in hysterics, screaming obscenities and pounding on the doors of the U.S. Supreme Court, or those mindlessly chanting like …

Fair foods keep getting worse

There is no one who likes fair food more than I do. I have literally made trips to west Raleigh in mid October just for fried dough and roasted turkey legs. Recently, however, it seems we have become …

History

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s 2018 election cycle may be considered a “blue moon” — but Democrats aren’t just standing around without a dream in their hearts. They dream of a sweeping …
Letters to the editor

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Appreciates Kindness During Evacuation I write you while sitting in the wonderful, new Hampton Inn in Benson. My wife and I arrived here on Wednesday, Sept. 12, after evacuating our home in …

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You Need To Have A Will The death of a loved one is hard for any and everyone affected by it but what’s even harder is dying and not knowing who or where your possessions will go to. It is …

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The Case Of The Missing Senator(s) We are in a slow, steady decline of American democracy. Sen. Thom Tillis makes no time to hear constituents’ concerns in North Carolina — unless you’re …

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Tillis Disappoints Constituents Once again, Thom Tillis and his office staffer, Austen Nowell, disappointed his constituents. He won’t meet with them anywhere so some of us decided to meet with …

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Latest In Long Line Of ‘Progressive Liberals’ It is not clear when the DNC/Old Media bestowed the term “liberal progressive” upon their constituents. A hundred years ago “liberal …

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline ... Thinking About Our Safety? A few people call us protesters and wonder why. We are not protesters, we are protectors and here are a few reasons why. In our state …
Sound off
Sound off Sound Off Hats off to Officers Barefoot, Kerley I want to thank two of Erwin’s finest. Last weekend our grandchild was in from Kentucky and we stopped to speak to two officers — Officer …
Sound off Sound Off Forgive missed school days This is for the school district having to scramble to make up days, why don’t you just let that go? That was something the children couldn’t help, the …
Sound off Kudos to cleaning couple That lady and man cleaning up the cemetery are now giving away breakfast. Got me a coffee and a biscuit. They do a lot for this neighborhood. Saw a lot of city workers …
Sound off Nothing To Do With Slavery It’s sad to see all these young people tearing down monuments on college campuses while they’re there on either their parents’ money or the taxpayer’s money. …
Sound off ‘Way To Go, Mr. Republican’ Republican George Holding has a commercial touting his tax cuts, his support for tax cuts. I guess he doesn’t realize the effect it has on the deficit. Way to go, …
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