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North Carolina is a middle state

RALEIGH — In the context of American politics, North Carolina is a middle state — which is not the same thing as saying North Carolinians are especially moderate. It simply means that our …

Spend, save or return?

If you come to the end of the year and you’ve got surplus money in the bank what do you do? This seldom happens in most homes, but would you spend it? Save it? Or, with a government, would you …

Katiedid vs. ... buffet people

We are buffet people — at least my dad’s side of the family. Having grown up with little money and seemingly never quite enough to eat, my dad considers buffets the only kind of dining experience …

Israel right to shut out Tlaib and Omar

It perplexes me why anyone would question the perfectly logical move by Israel to deny Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar entry to the country. Who invites guests whose motive is to destroy their …

Escaping to Greenland

I have to say it’s been a pretty slow news week in America when our national media spends time obsessing over President Trump’s stated interest in the purchase of the island of Greenland. For …

The humility of the Fort Fisher hermit

Henry David Thoreau once said, “Humility — like the darkness — reveals the heavenly lights.” That may have been exhibited by the Fort Fisher hermit, Robert Harrill. Since my last …
Letters to the editor

This is why there are ‘too many killings’

To the editor: I would like to respond to ‘Too Many Killings’ published in the Aug. 2 edition of The Daily Record. The caller asked why there are so many rampant killings nowadays. That is an …

Multiple-shot rifles need banning

To the editor: I am surprised that no politician has come up with a simple solution to the terrible mass slayings that are taking place in the United States. It is perhaps the NRA and its members …

Disagrees with column on charter schools

To the editor: I am writing in response to Tom Campbell’s recent article entitled “We Are Re-Segregating Our Schools.” On “NC SPIN’s” website, you display the famous quotation by …

Litter laws need to be enforced

To the editor: The litterbugs are at it again. Three Bridge Road was cleaned up for a few days, but the litterbugs are back at it again. Bags of trash placed on the side. When a fox or coyote gets …

Study the facts

on schools To the editor: The quality of schools is one of the pillars of every community. It is also a large determinate of the quality of life for residents. Education is a chief component …

Border treatment doesn’t fit principles

To the editor: The separation of children from their families is a part of genocide and has been exhibited in these lands already with the cultural genocide of Native Americans, in situations such …
Sound off
Sound off Stop putting people down Is it true that a lot of times people put the blame on someone else when they themselves can’t even solve their own problems? Think about it and then let your conscience …
Sound off Mailbox bandits What is wrong with people today? Twice in less than six months, a reckless driver has taken out our mailbox. Most recently, split my 4-by-4 post and sent the box sailing! Not a …
Sound off Litterbugs are back The litterbugs are at it again. Three Bridge Road was cleaned up for a few days,but the litterbugs are back at it again. A couch, chair and bag of trash are on the side of the …
Sound off Work not being done The problem down here at Rhodes Pond they’ve got (plenty) of equipment sitting down there on the lot they bought. We don’t understand why they’re not cleaning up some of …
Sound off Rethink entrance idea I agree with the caller about the spending of taxpayers dollars to save the entrance to the old Boone Trail School. This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of. I …
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