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

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.

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.

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