"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
Having recently moved — nestled into my new pad for just more than a week now — I have gained a greater appreciation for shopping locally.
Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the Roanoke Rapids Theatre, the City County Drug Task Force will host a prayer vigil.
While the big, bad wolf of government may have won this round, we would expect and hope to see an uprising of Orwellian proportions from the little piggies Roanoke Rapids City Council sees as unfit to be kept as pets inside its limits.
Agents of the City County Drug Task Force and local departments are continuing to battle the war on drugs within the county, which includes cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills, and heroin.
The heroin epidemic has reached Halifax County, and like other areas of the country, we are experiencing increased impacts from the vicious circle that the drug brings to the community.
Today, as some people mock the rule of law, and as law enforcement officers are executed in the streets of this nation, we face a crisis that threatens the peace and security that Americans have so long taken for granted.
As a former young'un, I was once in school and my academic inclinations were geared to history, English and literature — not science and math.
If you want to see a real police brutality story, go into our archives and don't view the video we posted Tuesday of a matter at Dollar General where brutality is simply alleged and never occurred.