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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

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 07:00

Thanks, Roanoke Rapids, for a great Christmas parade

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After having a few days to reflect, it's time to say thanks to the city of Roanoke Rapids and all the parade sponsors for putting on another successful event Sunday.

The recent changes to the North Carolina Firearms laws — House Bill 562 — have created some inconvenience for Halifax County residents.

Friday, 04 December 2015 07:53

Lance for council? Probably not

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Covering the tree-lighting ceremony Thursday night, I found myself inside Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.

Having recently moved — nestled into my new pad for just more than a week now — I have gained a greater appreciation for shopping locally.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 11:04

Public Health Matters: Maintain, don't gain

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Turkey, dressing, cakes, and pies, Oh, my!

Thursday, 19 November 2015 16:19

From the sheriff: A prayer vigil and prayer

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Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the Roanoke Rapids Theatre, the City County Drug Task Force will host a prayer vigil.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 06:32

Pig debate: The big, bad wolf is not supposed to win

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While the big, bad wolf of government may have won this round, we would expect and hope to see an uprising of Orwellian proportions from the little piggies Roanoke Rapids City Council sees as unfit to be kept as pets inside its limits.

Thursday, 29 October 2015 12:35

From the sheriff: A prayer for abuse victims

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Almighty God, there are so many people who live in darkness as a result of abusive relationships.

Monday, 26 October 2015 17:50

Dust and dirt on the boots: A good thing

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My boots have fresh dirt and dust on them.

Thursday, 22 October 2015 17:22

From the sheriff: Krokodil and its deadly effects

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Agents of the City County Drug Task Force and local departments are continuing to battle the war on drugs within the county, which includes cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills, and heroin.

The heroin epidemic has reached Halifax County, and like other areas of the country, we are experiencing increased impacts from the vicious circle that the drug brings to the community.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 13:47

From the sheriff: A vision of partnership

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Today, as some people mock the rule of law, and as law enforcement officers are executed in the streets of this nation, we face a crisis that threatens the peace and security that Americans have so long taken for granted.

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