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Opinion

DG MARTIN COLUMN: Did a North Carolinian cause the Suez Canal back-up?

Who is responsible for last month’s jam up in the Suez Canal? Could it be a North Carolinian? The damages to the quarter-mile long container ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COLUMN: Chamber has many programs, events planned

The Stanly County Chamber has been working on plans for the upcoming months and for the year. We are excited to announce the dates for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

THE LIBRARY LOOKOUT COLUMN: Stanly County Public Library has much to offer during National Library Week, Poetry Month

April showers bring … exciting celebrations to the library. April is the month for both National Library Week and National Poetry Month.We will have several ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many churches helped Appalachian outreach

We would like to thank the following churches who provided a total of 877 filled backpacks to needy children in North Carolina through the Appalachian ... Read more

2 weeks ago by SNAP Letters.

GUEST EDITORIAL: A bill introduced to open state, local government personnel records

By Paul Mauney and Bill Moss Many newspapers recently wrapped up coverage of Sunshine Week, a time set aside to promote government accountability through public ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: State has too much debt already

Thanks to the fiscally responsible policies of the North Carolina General Assembly, state government has some $5 billion in unspent funds and unanticipated revenues in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

More students are playing sports one year later after pandemic started

At the end of March 2020, high school sports and performing arts were grounded – victims of a novel coronavirus that was wreaking havoc throughout ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Are we looking at a test of MMT?

Although the main principles of economics were established decades ago, the discipline is constantly evolving. One of the most recent contributions has been a new ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

D.G. MARTIN COLUMN: Ignoring my Asian friend’s question — a big mistake

A few years ago, I ignored a friend’s question about whether there was a risk of violence to Asians in North Carolina. That was a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s stop Asian hate

Like many others throughout our country, I am sad and angry over the recent shootings that occurred in Atlanta which targeted Asian Americans. This past ... Read more

3 weeks ago by SNAP Letters.

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