Opinion (415)

"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, 04 April 2018 12:28

Just vote

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There is one course of action in the wake of the one-stop voting debacle in Roanoke Rapids and it’s a simple solution: Just vote.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 14:17

Avoiding sticky Halloween treat situations

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October is National Orthodontic Health Month, and each October, thousands of kids have one thing on their mind: Halloween candy.

Friday, 29 September 2017 07:34

A veteran's view: The flag, free speech and respect

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I was recently asked my opinion about individuals “taking a knee” during the National Anthem.  

Friday, 22 September 2017 10:31

Remember our Gold Star mothers

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National Gold Star Mother’s Day, also known as National Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, is observed annually on the last Sunday in September.

Saturday, 09 September 2017 16:18

Photos from 17 years of life

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Seventeen years of life flashed through the slideshow before her funeral.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 12:12

Letter from RRGSD Superintendent Dain Butler

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The following letter from Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Superintendent Dain Butler is going out to parents:

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 13:05

Highway 158 masterplan deserves consideration

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We realize there is probably bitterness today, a lingering bad taste from months of debate on the Chaloner pool debacle.

Friday, 16 June 2017 08:04

The movie had a plot

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There was a story we did nearly a year ago — Silent movie without a plot — which described in detail a warehouse used in Rocky Mount.

Friday, 26 May 2017 06:13

Operation Rockfish was always about intent

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With the only person in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case to not take a plea found guilty earlier this week, it will be soon now when the other 14 wise enough to take a plea will be sentenced.

From your keyboard, stained orange from the Cheetos and Doritos you have consumed in your purple haze state of bliss, the bong still smoking, you decide now is the perfect time to deride the po-lice.

Obviously, there was a pragmatic, cold, number-crunching side which led to the unanimous approval of Chaloner pool repairs Tuesday night.

Friday, 24 February 2017 11:51

Talkin' fake news blues

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Everybody’s talkin’ about fake news this and fake news that.

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