Opinion (388)

"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

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.

Saturday, 07 May 2016 11:45

Three ladies: A Mother's Day tribute

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I didn't know her long — she died when I was 5.

The Roanoke Rapids Planning Board made the correct decision Thursday night — sending a recommendation to city council to approve MaSuki Incorporated's plans for a luxury apartment complex in Villages at Cross Creek.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 17:04

It seems quieter to me

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Does it seem quieter? It seems quieter to me.

I'm still a little confused state lawmakers called a special session to talk about bathrooms and didn't discuss any of my bathroom needs.

The Roanoke Rapids Skate and BMX Park serves as a great example of how local government can be responsive to its constituents.

I decided several months ago when it came down to a choice between pie or cake, pie was the clear winner.

Friday, 05 February 2016 12:00

No need for predictions — it's been decided

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I'm dispensing with writing a Super Bowl prediction column because there appears to be only one team playing.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 12:40

Crossroads vote a chance for a Mulligan

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If there had to be a decision made on the rezoning of the former Carolina Crossroads concert site Tuesday night then the one made to continue the hearing on the matter made more sense than just flat out rejecting the proposal as was the original direction four members of city council were headed.

Monday, 11 January 2016 16:04

From the sheriff: A year with the task force

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Last January, the Halifax County Sheriff's Office joined forces with the Roanoke Rapids and Weldon police departments to form the City County Drug Task Force.

Thursday, 31 December 2015 10:47

2015: Rambling ruminations on Plath, pigs and Paltrow

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As I sit here thinking about the past year and all I have seen and reported on, I thought a year in review might be the way to say goodbye to 2015.

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