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OPINION

Who cares about public notices? You should

By Dean Ridings
| February 25, 2021

One of the great things about living in the U.S. is that our city and county governments are require...

John Mayo

Commentary

Don’t overflow Granville; we’re at capacity

By John Mayo
| February 25, 2021

I was born in a small town, Oxford, and have held residence, and visited many larger, more populated...

Commentary

Weekly devotional: Real hope is only found in the eternal

By Grace Ministries USA
| February 25, 2021

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV) “All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for repro...

OPINION

Add student press freedom to the syllabus

By Corey Friedman
| February 22, 2021

In Indiana, student journalists say Plainfield High School prevented them from reporting a classmate...

Laree Lewis

Commentary

Review: Grisham’s Jake Brigance back in ‘A Time for Mercy’

By Laree Lewis
| February 18, 2021

“It was long after midnight when the headlights finally appeared ... she watched him get out ... and...

Patricia Schoch

Commentary

Discuss organ donation before you have to

By Patricia Schoch
| February 18, 2021

Health writers never run out of topics for articles, but I like to choose ones that might be of real...

Commentary

Weekly devotional: A compassionate kind of love

By Grace Ministries USA
| February 18, 2021

Romans 5:8 (ESV) “But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for...

Derald Hafner

Opinion | Farm Boy Economist

Build slaughterhouses, not animal shelters

By Derald Hafner
| February 18, 2021

In this final article, I think I should use two Granville County news events to clarify what I have ...

John Hood

OPINION

I thought blacklisting was bad

By John Hood
| February 18, 2021

RALEIGH — I’ve never really been a victim of cancel culture. But that’s not to say my critics haven’...

Gary Pearce

OPINION

School reopening debate strains old ties

By Gary Pearce
| February 18, 2021

One of North Carolina’s most enduring political alliances — teachers and the Democratic Party — is b...

John Hood

OPINION

Sales tax hike is unnecessary

By John Hood
| February 15, 2021

RALEIGH — When North Carolina Democrats are in power, their go-to source of new revenue is to raise ...

Rifles, including semiautomatic carbines like the AR-15, are used in fewer homicides than knives and cutting instruments, blunt objects and even "personal weapons" such as fists and feet, according to FBI statistics.

OPINION

Trigger-happy gun ban will backfire

By Corey Friedman
| February 13, 2021

A sweeping gun control bill stoking red-state resistance may prove more of a blessing than a curse f...

Josh Stein

COMMENTARY

Protect your heart, wallet this Valentine's Day

By Josh Stein
| February 15, 2021

Valentine’s Day brings romance to the front of all of our minds, but it can also bring heartbreak.  ...

Mike Walden

YOU DECIDE

How will a $15 minimum wage affect workers?

By Mike Walden
| February 15, 2021

There is a proposal in Washington to more than double the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The increase ...

John Hood

OPINION

Left is damaging public education

By John Hood
| February 11, 2021

RALEIGH — “One of the most unhappy series of events in the state’s history began in 1835,” stated a ...

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Sheriff: 1 charged after deputies find meth in Stem home

STEM — A woman was charged this week with trafficking in illegal drugs, including methamphetamines, ...

Winslow calls for optional summer learning

RALEIGH — A bill that would create an optional six-week summer school program to offset COVID-19 lea...

Oxford Preparatory School names students to Directors’ List

The following upper school students were named to the first-semester honor rolls at Oxford Preparato...