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Today we celebrate a leading lady, who made an enormous impact in Richmond County as an educator, active community member, and advocate for all, especially students and women. Naomi Daggs, the first African American hired as a full time English instructor at Richmond Community College served as the chairwoman of the college's arts and sciences division and of the English department for 30 years until her retirement in 2007. 

Published in Lifestyle
Thursday, 10 February 2022 23:39

COLUMN: Dreams come true on a smaller scale

Since turning 40 last year, I’ve taken the time to reflect on childhood aspirations and where I am in life.

If you had asked me when I was a student at West Craven High School where I thought I’d be in 25 years, an award-winning journalist in Richmond County wouldn’t have been anywhere on my list.

Published in Lifestyle
Friday, 17 December 2021 19:21

Rockingham's Alan Little publishes latest book

ROCKINGHAM — While Alan Little was in prison on a federal drug conviction, his mother told him that his voice would be heard.

Published in Lifestyle
Monday, 15 November 2021 11:56

OPINION: On making a column count

I got inspired while trashing one of my newspaper columns.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 02 September 2021 16:34

OPINION: The new free speech bullies

As an academic dean of library services for the past 40 years, I think I have a good eye for what constitutes censorship. Cancel culture, a new term for an old and deadly form of silencing your enemies has recently shown its ugly face and has unmistakably assumed the role of free speech bullies. Not since the McCarthy Era have we seen such proscription of speech, and it appears to be unrelenting. The eagerness with which these new speech bullies seek to prohibit ideas is now ubiquitous, and the desire to cancel scores of individuals from Washington State to, well, the heart of the reddest of Red States, Rock Hill, South Carolina, where I live, is raging.

Published in Opinion

NEW BERN — Columnist Joe Weaver has another award to add to his wall.

Published in Lifestyle

As a writer, you sometimes think, ”Is all this time and research on a book or column worth it?”

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