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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: NC elects Sen. Tillis to continue clean energy leadership

Once again, the North Carolina electorate has opted to send our effective, high-impact leadership back to the Senate. I congratulate Sen. Thom Tillis on his ... Read more

21 hours ago by Staff Reports.

COLUMN: Tracking life-changing events that occur in high school sports, performing arts

Balancing concerns for the physical health of student participants competing in sports and performing arts with the social, emotional and mental health of these individuals ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Reports.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Appreciation for compassion

My son suffered a medical emergency Thursday, Oct. 29, while driving on the Northeast Connector, lost consciousness, drove off the road and struck a telephone ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

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An open letter to the American people

With Thanksgiving and the holiday season fast approaching and a deadly COVID-19 pandemic surging, we – the physicians, nurses, hospital and health system leaders and ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

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DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Four books

A few weeks ago my sister shared a book with me that I have wanted to read. The book is about personalities. My wife and ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

PEEKING INTO THE PAST – The Bookmobile Lady

I’ve shared in a previous article that the first bookmobile in use in Stanly County was provided by the state during the late 1930s. The ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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DG MARTIN COLUMN: Waking up as a Republican

“Why so glum?” I asked a sullen group of Democrats who were expressing despair as they reviewed the results of the Nov. 3 elections. They ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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COLUMN: Let’s unleash more broadband solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it painfully obvious how many rural counties are unserved, underserved or, at best, paying too much for substandard broadband service ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Final harvest

Is it really November? It is getting dark awfully early. While I really enjoy the cooler temperatures of fall and the beautiful leaves, I really ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A job well done

In great division, unity. In disruption, order. Each of us and our fellow citizens throughout the country has just been afforded every opportunity to participate ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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