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Pfeiffer loses two icons in 2020

This may be the understatement of the 21st century, but 2020 has been a rough year. Even going beyond the pandemic of COVID-19 and the ... Read more

5 days ago by Charles Curcio.

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CHAMBER COLUMN: Chamber continues Reboot, Recover and Rebuild with SCC

The Stanly County Chamber of Commerce continues to work on behalf of the county’s business community. We have been and continue to answer questions, provide ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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Goetz: ‘We try to be a smiling face, but that’s tough to do when you’re wearing a mask’

The following first appeared in the August issue of The Rotarian, the magazine for Rotary Clubs, in an article by Geoffrey Johnson. It features comments ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Refreshing

I like to have my quiet time on my front porch. I do this most of the year. It is a quiet place and I ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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DG MARTIN COLUMN: The 1943 train wreck that still haunts

Some North Carolina old-timers still talk about the disastrous 1943 train wreck south of Fayetteville. It killed 74 people, including the father of one of ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: How long will North Carolina’s recovery take?

I usually pepper my public presentations with some humor. After all, even I know economics can be a rather dull and dry subject. Injecting some ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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DG MARTIN COLUMN: Reparations – North Carolina leads

The old monuments have been taken down. The old battle flag has been lowered, folded and put away, even at NASCAR events. Black Lives Matter ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

DEAN RIDINGS COLUMN: Congress considers legislation that would support local news organizations

In the past five months, Congress has responded to the coronavirus public health crisis with several emergency relief measures, including the stimulus checks sent to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Things creep in

I recently wrote about a lightning strike at my neighbor’s house which had some effects at our house. What I didn’t know immediately was that ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support community journalism

Over 2,000 local newspapers have closed in the past 15 years, and that’s just in the USA. These closures started with the advent of the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by SNAP Letters.

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