Opinion (406)

"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, 19 August 2014 11:49

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 17:19

Don't endorse the write-ins

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

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 12:26

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 15:35

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 16:42

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 14:52

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 13:37

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 15:04

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 15:17

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 14:53

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.

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