Displaying items by tag: Civil War

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.

Published in Opinion

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

Published in Local News

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

Published in Lifestyle
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.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 25 May 2020 12:11

COLUMN: Honoring our fallen soldiers

The meaning of Memorial Day is "remembrance:” a day to honor our fallen soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Published in Lifestyle
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Politicians and government health officials’ justification for decreeing shutdowns of vast swaths of American life has been deterring the spread of COVID-19. According to Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, almost 40 percent of households earning less than $40,000 per year have a member who has lost their job in recent months. Depression, drug abuse, and suicide are spiking as a result of the lockdowns and “shelter-in-place” commands.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 14 February 2020 17:21

COLUMN: The war within a war

In today’s world do we really know the folks who live in our community? Probably not unless they are kin. Do we all have the same political or religious views? Certainly not. Do we go around arresting, killing or burning our neighbors homes or farms down? I hope not.

Published in Lifestyle

PEMBROKE — Civil war author Kevin M. Levin will hold a lecture and book signing at UNC Pembroke’s Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub on Oct. 29.

Published in Lifestyle
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