Opinion (280)

"A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad" — Albert Camus

Friday, 29 August 2014 10:18

State of Our Community: Pierce gets it right

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Halifax County Board of Commissioners Chairman James Pierce was right in his assessment of the school situation during the chamber's State of Our Community luncheon Thursday.

Friday, 29 August 2014 10:15

State of Our Community: Hawkins gets it wrong

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Carolyn Hawkins squandered an opportunity to set the record straight, to defend with her all might, the Halifax County School system Thursday.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:49

Is the amount correct? HAL must be smiling

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I have this little schtick I sometimes go through when the card swipe machine asks if the amount I'm paying is correct.

Thursday, 14 August 2014 21:19

Don't endorse the write-ins

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Typically, we don't endorse local candidates running for office.

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 16:26

Coalition gets referendum issue right

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The Coalition for Education and Economic Security made sterling points in its presentation to Halifax County commissioners on a proposed $58 million bond referendum to fund school improvements.

Friday, 01 August 2014 19:35

A primer on columns

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I'm going to make a concerted effort to have a column or editorial once a week.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:42

Is it because you're bald?

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Even after Andre Agassi came out of the closet as bald and even after Jonas Salk developed the vaccine for polio, we, as hairless people, are still discriminated against.

Monday, 30 June 2014 18:52

Drawing a red card on Coulter's column

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I think about the only point Ann Coulter made in her pointless column about soccer is that she should be red-carded for ignorance.

Thursday, 26 June 2014 17:37

Christian response to Meinsen allegations

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My family and I have only lived in Roanoke Rapids for about two years now.

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