Opinion (274)

"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

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.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 19:04

First for Freedom: Honoring our legacy

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We have a legacy in Halifax County that spans beyond the serious and petty crime — that spans beyond the polarizing issues of school merger and the theater.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 19:17

Disappointed in RRHS commencement

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My family and I were so disappointed last Friday night at the Roanoke Rapids High School graduation. We have nurtured our nephew since the death of his father. We are so proud of the model student, athlete, and grown man he has become.

Perhaps the most ludicrous thing I've heard on ESPN radio, between apologizing for the Miami Heat's poor performance in the NBA finals, was the notion that a U.S. FIFA World Cup championship would erase the finest accomplishment in our country's sports history — the 1980 men's hockey gold medal in the Winter Games.

In September of 1989, Roanoke Rapids voters entrusted the city to build and maintain an aquatic center with the passage of a $1.5 million recreation bond referendum.

Friday, 23 May 2014 18:53

The last movie I saw in Roanoke Rapids

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The last movie I saw in Roanoke Rapids was the Dark Knight. I plan to see more here now.

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 18:33

Time to put the merger issue to rest

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Tuesday night's election results, in which two incumbent Halifax County commissioners and one challenger, won in the Democratic primary, should mean an end to talk about school merger and onto talk about how all school systems in the county can be improved.

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