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ROCKINGHAM — The tales passed down by family members over the past century served as the inspiration for Sam McGee's first novel.

Published in Lifestyle

ROCKINGHAM — A local author will be autographing copies of his debut novel at a downtown restaurant this week.

Published in Lifestyle
Thursday, 03 June 2021 13:15

OPINION: Will treason mania destroy America?

At the start of the Biden era, America is being torn apart by more allegations of treason than at any time since the Civil War. Historian Henry Adams observed a century ago that politics “has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.” And few things spur hatred more effectively than tarring all political opponents as traitors.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 19 March 2021 12:56

COLUMN: Whiskey Willie

Moonshining began very early in American history, shortly after the Revolution. The U.S. found itself struggling to pay for the expense of fighting a long war. The solution was to place a federal tax on liquors and spirits (don’t that just sound like our government today). Well those folks won’t gonna put up with that new whiskey tax, no siree. They just decided to just keep on making their own whiskey; completely ignoring the federal tax.

Published in Lifestyle
Saturday, 05 September 2020 13:53

Confederate monument in downtown Rockingham vandalized

ROCKINGHAM — Before the Civil War monument in Harrington Square could be moved, it was vandalized.

Published in Local News
Monday, 24 August 2020 11:55

COLUMN: Spy and statesman fought for freedom

Whether Democrat Yvonne Holley or Republican Mark Robinson wins the 2020 race for lieutenant governor, North Carolinians will be electing the first African-American candidate to that post.

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ROCKINGHAM — After 90 years of sitting in downtown’s Harrington Square, a monument to soldiers of the Confederacy will be coming down.

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Unless you have an airplane, the best way to cross Pee Dee River or any other river or creek is by bridge.

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Wednesday, 01 July 2020 12:25

COLUMN: Another dog whistle

Back in 2015, pressure was mounting to move Confederate monuments out of public spaces. The GOP’s white rural base was incensed, demanding we not erase history like those statues did when they were erected.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 13:33

COLUMN: Cooper commits monumental error

As soon as he heard the news that a mob had torn down statues on the grounds of North Carolina’s State Capitol on the evening of June 19, Gov. Roy Cooper realized his mistake. He had not been clear enough in instructing his aides, including Secretary of Public Safety Eric Hooks. He knew he’d have to take decisive action.

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