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

Friday, 13 March 2015 10:06

From the sheriff: Our first responders

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Who is a first responder?

Friday, 06 March 2015 12:06

I'm releasing my emails

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I'm taking the Hillary Rodham Clinton challenge and going ahead and releasing my emails.

Friday, 06 March 2015 11:17

From the sheriff: Why body cameras?

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On Monday, I went before the Commissioners, with a plan to equip all patrol deputies with body cameras.

Friday, 27 February 2015 11:52

ATVs mar beauty of trail

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Yesterday morning when I woke up and saw the beautiful snow on the ground I decided to take a walk on one of my favorite places of natural beauty, the Roanoke Canal Trail.

Friday, 27 February 2015 07:15

From the sheriff: Jail and the mentally ill

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According to data collected by the U.S. Department of Justice, in mid-2008 there were 2,310,984 prisoners in local jails and state and federal prisons in the United States.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 08:29

Task force is a valuable resource

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There appears to be a misconception on what the City County Drug Task Force is about as well as the thinking marijuana has become legal in the state of North Carolina.

Monday, 23 February 2015 14:52

With four days left, Canal Trail leads

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With four days left to vote, the Roanoke Canal Trail is way ahead in the North Carolina Great Places Greenway Division contest..

Friday, 20 February 2015 13:18

Public Health Matters: The heart of it

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When you first think of the month of February, most think of Valentine’s Day — a day where we send flowers, cards, or other gifts to show our love for our partner.

Friday, 20 February 2015 13:07

From the sheriff: Defining gangs

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A gang is a group of people who share a common purpose; they could engage in criminal activity like drug dealing, graffiti, and violence; and often have a common name, symbol, or color.

Friday, 13 February 2015 06:36

From the sheriff: Heroin

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Heroin is a drug that is synthesized from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant.

Thursday, 12 February 2015 17:36

Fact, fiction and love of the trail

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I don't talk about this much because I'm not sure where it will lead.

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