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“I am a lineman for the county

And I drive the main road

Searchin’ in the sun for another overload…”

Ranked at number 195 by Rolling Stone Magazine on a list of 500 greatest songs of all time, “Wichita Lineman,” written by Jimmy Webb and recorded by Glen Campbell in 1969, conveys the longtime love and respect our country has always held for linemen. 

I think one of the hardest things during this time of quarantine is planning meals that are not only delicious but also not redundant.

“Our commitment to the community proudly makes us the ‘power of human connections’ in the areas we serve.” -Pee Dee Electric

In operation since 1939, Pee Dee Electric, our local touchstone energy cooperative, is a not-for-profit organization with a goal of providing reliable and dependable electric service for members, while also guaranteeing legendary customer service throughout all levels of the organization.

With one unnecessary arrest and one tone-deaf tweet, police placed North Carolina smack dab in the middle of a national COVID-19 controversy.  

In 2013 Knit-Rite Incorporated, a Kansas City-based manufacturer of medical textiles opened its division, Therafirm- a state of the art medical textile facility in Hamlet. Originally founded in 1923, Knit-Rite is committed to the continued research and development, manufacturing, and distribution of products that deliver healthy benefits for a better quality of life.  

Our everyday lives have been flooded with messages about “uncertain” times. But you can’t have uncertainty without certainty. Let’s flip uncertainty back over.  

If you have ever enjoyed a Chick-fil-A salad, purchased strawberries from a local produce stand or the grocery store, or basically bought any food packaged in a container, take pride in knowing there is a good chance it was manufactured in your own community at Direct Pack East. 

Monday, 13 April 2020 15:16

COLUMN: The Great Suppression may linger

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The 1930s had the Great Depression. The early 21st century had the Great Recession. Now, in the 2020s, we are suffering a Great Suppression.

With more than 1,500 employees worldwide, The Plastek Group is a family owned business with a corporate headquarters in Erie, Pennsylvania, that does plastic-injection molding of consumer products in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Mexico, Brazil and the United Kingdom. Their services include helping design, prototype build/run and move to production tools, production parts and global distribution. 

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