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"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

Thursday, 10 November 2016 06:45

Potato soup for the third party soul

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I pondered the occurrences of Tuesday night at the bar at Logan’s Wednesday over a bowl of creamy potato soup, lots of pepper shaken onto it.

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:23

School tax: Count us as naysayers

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Count us in as "naysayers" but not as a "fearmongers.”

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:19

Lake voices supporting school tax

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As citizens who live full or part-time on Lake Gaston and within the attendance zone of the Halifax County Public School District, we support the supplemental tax which is on the November ballot.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 08:30

We, the disenfranchised

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We count ourselves as among the disenfranchised voters, the disappointed voters, the disenchanted voters.

There is fresh blood pumping in the Halifax County School system.

In the Southern Christian Leadership Conference article regarding the proposed supplemental school tax on the ballot in November, at the request of the Halifax County School Board, the board of commissioners approved to place it on the ballot — which by law the commissioners are required to do.

Thursday, 25 August 2016 10:41

Three days in court

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Three days in court and our outlook is a little jaundiced.

We would like to address some of the issues from Friday's Tracy Lawrence concert as well as clear up some of the rumors and hearsay floating around.

Friday, 19 August 2016 15:58

Beyond the blotter: Narcan and roads to recovery

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On June 20, 2016, Governor Pat McCrory signed legislation that allows Naloxone, commonly referred to as Narcan, to be purchased at drug stores in our community without a prescription.

Friday, 19 August 2016 15:40

From the sheriff: Time to engage

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I want to discuss building relationships with the community and how to interact with law enforcement.

Thursday, 04 August 2016 06:40

Now we can all take stock in pond upkeep

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City Manager Joseph Scherer gave a brutally honest assessment Tuesday night when he recommended residents in the community around Rochelle Pond get behind its cleanup.

After spending a few hours with Pokemon Go players Thursday night, we see the activity as something local businesses and government agencies can rally behind.

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