Opinion (410)

"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

Monday, 11 January 2016 16:04

From the sheriff: A year with the task force

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Last January, the Halifax County Sheriff's Office joined forces with the Roanoke Rapids and Weldon police departments to form the City County Drug Task Force.

Thursday, 31 December 2015 10:47

2015: Rambling ruminations on Plath, pigs and Paltrow

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As I sit here thinking about the past year and all I have seen and reported on, I thought a year in review might be the way to say goodbye to 2015.

Monday, 21 December 2015 08:26

When Santa comes to Woodland

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When Santa Claus comes to Woodland its residents should be prepared to receive extra treats for enduring the vicious slurs which came from idiots on the Internet who misinterpreted, nay, flat out twisted, a simple story on the rejection of a solar farm proposal.

So Wednesday, which turned out to be a wasted day, driving to Greenville only to find out the event I was going to cover wasn't going to happen, ended up being at least a good factoid day.

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.

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