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Opinion

PEEKING INTO THE PAST – Air Mail

The 1938 edition of National Air Mail Week was celebrated during May of that year. Stanly County held a very special celebration marking the first ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Kimble

When my wife and I worked full-time, we rarely called each other. I remember calling her on 9/11. Phone calls to each other didn’t require ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

DG MARTIN COLUMN: September 11: What do we say now?

What should we say to each other about Sept. 11, 2001, now that 20 years have gone by since the awful day and our troops ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

GUEST OPINION: Sharing more of Terry Almond’s story

The following is by June Almond, widow of Terry Almond, the Richfield councilman who died last year after an insect sting. Let me just say ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Trade lifts North Carolina economy

When North Carolinians are free to trade with whomever they choose, be it South Carolinians or South Koreans, some local businesses may lose sales. The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

D.G. MARTIN COLUMN: John Rosenthal asks, why?

Why? Why? Why? This question haunts anyone who has lost a family member or friend to suicide. We deal with the question of what could ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

THE LIBRARY LOOKOUT COLUMN: Library offers incentives during Library Card Signup Month

When you think of September, you may think of Labor Day weekend or the beginning of the autumn season, but at the library, we know ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Faith and intolerance

I am a weather fanatic. For the last couple of days I have been watching the model updates on Hurricane Ida. Every model predicts a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

GUEST OPINION: The human side of Coach Joe Ferebee

Editor’s Note: The following article by Jim Misenheimer of Richfield was not available for the book of memories about Coach Joe Ferebee released earlier this ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Jefferson neighbors seek liberty

RALEIGH — Before Thomas Jefferson died in 1826, he wrote his own epitaph. Did he mention any of his political offices? No. Jefferson wanted only ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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