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

Thursday, 11 June 2015 14:31

From the sheriff: Safe boating tips

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Keep the fun on the water coming — whether it's a fishing boat, a canoe, or a personal watercraft that floats your boat.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 14:28

Thoughts on desperate calls

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The view from my perch in the catbird seat is that crime is somehow tolerated and minimized no matter if it's murder or mischief.

Thursday, 28 May 2015 13:24

From the sheriff: Uniform crime reporting data

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The following is a summary of the Halifax County Sheriff's Office 2014 and updated 2013 index crime data as submitted to the State Bureau of Investigation through the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Also included is the Index Crime Rate based upon the index crime data reported.

Friday, 15 May 2015 08:02

The show that filled in the memory gaps

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It's not just the hats and the suits, the cocktails and turning of phrases for ad copy.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 17:43

Sure, free them all

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Yeah, sure, free them all.

Saturday, 09 May 2015 08:47

From the sheriff: Thoughts from Paul Harvey

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Throughout the years I have been asked several times, why I do what I do.

Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:25

Maybe the reverend was right

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Maybe the reverend was right, that the folly of the backhanded pursuit of the Roanoke Rapids Theatre was doomed by spiritual indignation.

Saturday, 02 May 2015 10:35

You have your mugshots: Now leave me alone

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There's nothing like the conspiracy theorist.

Friday, 17 April 2015 12:32

From the sheriff: Gang summit set

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The Halifax Gang Task force presents the 2015 Gang Summit on April 23, 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood Adams Civic Center in Roanoke Rapids.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 09:30

Public Health Matters: An ounce of prevention

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By now, many of you may be aware of the 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings.

Friday, 10 April 2015 10:50

From the sheriff: Open carry

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North Carolina law does not specifically keep anybody from walking around with a handgun in a holster on his or her hip.

Thursday, 02 April 2015 16:15

From the sheriff: Double bond

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This week I am sharing an article from the North Carolina Criminal Law blog of Jeff Welty of the University of North Carolina School of Government

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