Opinion (572)

Saturday, 16 May 2020 14:26

COLUMN: Where are the young plumbers?

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A few months ago, we had some trouble here at the house and had to call a plumber. Well, as renters, we actually called the emergency maintenance number and the tired woman at the other end of the line took a message and she actually called the plumber. 

To the editor:

This letter is intended for my family members who support Donald Trump, but this could just as easily apply to most Trump supporters.

In the age of COVID-19, is pushing a shopping cart really safer than holding a hymnal? 

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 13:35

COLUMN: 'Blame China' is a lame strategy

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Republicans have a number of talking points about the coronavirus and the economy, none of which will help them in November.

A local business is stepping up to not only provide response efforts to COVID-19, but also prevention measures. What started with owning rental properties led to the development of a successful construction company in 2002, Hayden Construction Inc., and further evolved to incorporate emergency services and restoration in 2015. 

Monday, 11 May 2020 11:48

COLUMN: Random ramblings of recent events

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I'd like to take a few moments this week and thank some of the readers for their contributions to the column.

Monday, 11 May 2020 11:06

COLUMN: Education debate need not be vicious

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North Carolina’s economy is opening up after nearly two months of lockdown. I wish the reopening was faster, broader, and more reflective of the varying conditions across the state. I recognize others strongly disagree. But at least the question of whether to begin rebuilding our businesses and restoring our freedoms has now been answered in the affirmative.

A Quebec-based corporation founded in 1964 expanded outside of Canada for the first time in 1983 in Rockingham. Cascades offers sustainable, innovative, and value-added solutions for packaging, hygiene, and recovery needs, with a large portion of tissue paper production from the Rockingham location. 

Dear Richmond County Citizens, 

On April 6, Richmond County joined over 50 other North Carolina counties and most states across the United States by approving by unanimous vote by the Board of Commissioners the ad valorem method of distribution of sales tax revenue. 

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