Opinion (408)

"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

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.

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.

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