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Jul. 06, 2013 @ 04:59 PM

Cherish democracy by going to the polls

Last week, we celebrated the anniversary of our country’s birth as the world’s greatest democracy. In another part of the world, a fledgling democracy may have come to an end.


Jul. 07, 2013 @ 03:02 PM

Study raises new questions about bypass

So here is the question that motorists and taxpayers in Union County need to ask themselves:


Jun. 22, 2013 @ 04:51 PM

Building bridges to the Hispanic community

Monroe is a diverse city whose residents come from several different cultures. The Hispanic community in particular is growing, and it has been challenging for the city, including the police department, to build relationships and communicate with them.


Jun. 22, 2013 @ 04:46 PM

Boundaries, borders and city managers

“I don’t want to talk to that damn Yankee.”

Shortly after I became General Manager of The Daily Journal in Rockingham, N.C. in 1989, a subscriber visiting the newspaper’s office expressed that sentiment when asked if he would like to speak with me about a change in the newspaper.


Jun. 01, 2013 @ 12:41 PM

Snakes evoke our primal fears

A number of years ago, a small copperhead crawled into the garage of our then neighbors, Ebie and Marilyn Vaughn, and slithered behind some boxes.


May. 28, 2013 @ 11:24 AM

Police Department gets the animal control calls

We are like the Waffle House — we’re open 24/7. When people don’t know who else to call, they call the police.