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May. 24, 2013 @ 09:14 AM

The terrible, fascinating power of tornadoes

Storms fascinate me.   When we lived in Russellville, Arkansas, I often sat on our front porch and watched thunderstorms come across Mount Nebo, several miles in the distance


May. 04, 2013 @ 04:43 PM

Accreditation is important to police, city

When I interviewed for the police chief’s position in 2006, then City Manager Craig Meadows gave me a list of things that he wanted the police department to accomplish. At the top of the list was to get the police department nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA.


Apr. 23, 2013 @ 01:53 PM

Taxes should support public, not private schools

Freshman Rep. Mark Brody of Union County and his fellow Republicans in the state Legislature have plans for a host of new private schools that would siphon students away from public schools. And they want taxpayers to foot the bill.



Apr. 14, 2013 @ 09:31 AM

Letters to the Editor for April 14

Celebration marks UDI contribution

To whomever’s heart this will touch

Please, no more pictures of dead animals

GOP platform is roadmap, follow it

Airport Authority should not have taxing authority

Protect North Carolina’s courts

Today’s civics lesson for grade school students

N.C. makes the national news for most extreme laws

Electronic public notice is a bad idea


Apr. 06, 2013 @ 04:32 PM

Letters to the Editor April 7, 2013

Why not same justice for Pinky Marsh?

When it comes to voter ID, we’re aiming for 100 percent