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Located in Ellerbe, this family-owned business might be small in relation to some of our other Richmond County industries, but their impact is huge, especially in the wake of COVID-19. Owners Rodney and Polly Mabe from Derby have mastered every aspect of knitting and sewing in their start to finish hosiery mill, Affordable Hosiery.

Monday, 06 April 2020 09:03

COLUMN: Look before you leap on prisons

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 Does North Carolina lock up too many people? I’ve long thought so.

 An old American proverb says “education is a gift that no one can take away.” Richmond County Schools has demonstrated the truth in those words in the past few weeks of transitioning students to homeschool and proving that even a stay-at-home order cannot stop their students from learning. 

Trinity Manufacturing, Inc. has been making products that purify the earth’s soil and water since 1989. With their production of cleaning agents that ensure safe, clean drinking water and to support the agriculture industry with soil purification, their products are more essential than ever. Their agriculture products are distributed globally and other products, such as bleach, are distributed regionally. 

Virginia, also — like North Carolina — an alcohol control state, is allowing distillers to deliver to people’s homes.

It’s a big step, and it would be great if North Carolina found a way to implement a similar service, for myriad reasons, which I’ll get to.

Superior Cranes, Inc., has always been an essential industry in Richmond County that provides services nationally and globally. As one of the largest employers in the county, Superior Cranes continues to lead the way and make a substantial positive impact in supporting both our local community and our nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

To the editor:

Did I already have my last day of high school and not know it? Did I sit beside the people I grew up with for the very last time and not know it? Did I play my last game with my best friends that turned into sisters and not know it? Did I eat lunch with my school family for the last time and not know it? Did I take for granted all the times I may never get back?

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Winston Churchill’s words have been actualized by Hood Packaging in Hamlet.

A local industry that might seem to be unrelated to Covid-19 response efforts has proven they too can and will support the cause.

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