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DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: One step at a time

I was heading to bed last Sunday night and thought I would like a little ice cream before I turned in. The ice cream seemed ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

THE LIBRARY LOOKOUT COLUMN: The benefits of banned books

Have you visited your local library recently and been unsure of the caution tape surrounding a display of what looks to you like random books? ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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DEAN RIDINGS COLUMN: Galloping goats, biting gators and more in your local newspaper

Editor’s Note: The following column is published in observance of National Newspaper Week, Oct. 4-10. If you happened to read the Albuquerque Journal recently you ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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CHAMBER COLUMN: Chamber, Rotary team up for event

On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce will host a Reverse Raffle in partnership with the Albemarle Rotary Club at Market Station ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Food for thought on student schedules

As my grandmother used to say, “just some food for thought.” Lynn White was my first mentor. He was an excellent principal and a wise ... Read more

3 weeks ago by SNAP Letters.

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DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: It wasn’t a quiet week

On a recent Sunday I was thinking I would have a quiet week. My brother had agreed to come down and help cut a few ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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DG MARTIN COLUMN: Religion: Too much or not enough?

Is Joe Biden too Catholic? Or not enough? Has Donald Trump corrupted the leaders of conservative religious groups? Religion is everywhere, even in four important ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do your job, Washington

I am an American Airlines flight attendant based in Charlotte. COVID-19 is the worst crisis to hit the industry in the history of commercial aviation. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by SNAP Letters.

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UNITED WAY COLUMN: Continuing to Live United

The year 2020 has been an incredibly difficult challenge for us all. In some ways, this co-suffering we’ve lived through together has compelled us to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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DG MARTIN COLUMN: Who wins the debate about debates?

What is more interesting than the upcoming debates between candidates for major political offices? Of course, it is the debate about the debates. Some friends, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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