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Economic woes will hinder Biden’s effort to win another term

To the Editor: When William Jefferson “Slick Willie” Clinton ran for President of the United States in 1992, ...

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Punny names, weird names, and everything in between

Pretty much everything has a name. It’s essential to how we identify who and what we interact with ...

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Farewell Apollo, Chubbs, Greef Karga

Carl Weathers, one of my favorite actors, died last week at the age of 76. As a fan ...

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Special thanks for supporting MLK, Jr. Essay Contest

To the Editor: The Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church (Health and Wellness Ministry) had a successful and productive ...

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School vouchers are a complex subject with a long history

As I mentioned in last week’s column, school vouchers have been one of the hot education topics in ...

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Pro athletes do show their emotional side

Sports fans, like myself, often get caught up thinking that the gifted athletes we watch on TV or ...

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Local volunteers aid Operation Christmas Child

To the Editor: Generosity throughout Ahoskie​​​​​ contributed to a successful shoebox gift collection season at drop-off locations for ...

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From AI to school vouchers: hot topics in NC education

Last week, I wrote about how legalized sports betting will have an impact on several universities across North ...

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Don’t use an elephant to plow cotton fields

A couple of weeks ago, I received a phone call from my daughter who asked a really strange ...

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Legal gambling to benefit small university athletic programs in NC

If I were a betting man (and for the record, I am not actually a betting man – ...

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More newspaper treasures to share

In this space a week ago, I introduced you to a new way to access the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald ...

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Parkways, driveways, and other words to help people find their “way”

Have you ever wondered why people park on driveways and drive on parkways? I admit that I’ve definitely ...

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Take a stroll back in time

Well, what did Santa bring you for Christmas? Whatever you “scored” from the Jolly Old Elf or what ...

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Trump and his allies pose an urgent threat

To the Editor: This month marks three years since the January 6 insurrection — a direct attack on ...

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Break your bad habits with these resolutions

Have you made and broken your New Year’s Resolutions yet? We’re several days into 2024 already, so there’s ...

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