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Name’s not the same, and that’s okay

On July 23, the Major League Baseball franchise in Cleveland unveiled their new name for the team: the Guardians. It was a change that had ... Read more

3 days ago by Holly Taylor.

Delta variant spread renews vaccine urgency

By Dr. T. Ryan Gallaher The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines brought great hope in the battle against the deadly pandemic that has affected our ... Read more

3 days ago by Contributor.

Passing along a very important lesson

This one made me stop cold in my tracks when I read it last week on Facebook during my lunch break. It made me think ... Read more

6 days ago by Cal Bryant.

Postponed Olympic games will be unpredictable

I’m writing this column two days before the Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to officially begin. I have no idea what’s going to happen between now ... Read more

1 week ago by Holly Taylor.

Life imitating life…and it’s ugly!

In his 1889 essay, “The Decay of Lying,” Oscar Wilde, the well-known Irish poet and playwright, is famously credited with the line: “Life imitates Art ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Cal Bryant.

Biden’s plan helps America compete in a digital world

By Kip Eideberg Even as Democrats and Republicans continue their negotiations, there is one aspect of infrastructure that still continues to enjoy broad support — ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Contributor.

UFOs…they ain’t from outta town!

To the Editor: This is in response to your article of July 7 concerning UFO’s and UAP’s in which you asked if some folks would ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

A few basics to know about NC places

Anyone who’s from North Carolina, has lived in North Carolina for a long time, or has a basic understanding of geography should know that Raleigh ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Holly Taylor.

Laughing at yourself is therapeutic!

There are hundreds of medical disorders known to man. Most all are treatable, if diagnosed early. But there’s one that begins to manifest itself as ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Cal Bryant.

Begin at the beginning… or maybe in the middle

It is a truth universally acknowledged… that any good story ought to have a good opening too. Did the first half of that sentence sound ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Holly Taylor.

Someone else will clean up the mess

To the Editor: I write this letter because of the inspiration I got from a four column editorial in the Daily Reflector on June 29th. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

UFOs or UAPs….have you seen one?

I peered into the heavens on Friday, July 2, but saw nothing but raindrops (and a few bugs when the clouds finished the process of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Cal Bryant.

Starvation wages vs. enhanced unemployment

To the Editor: I sometimes chuckle when I hear national news stories about how the $300 enhanced federal unemployment bonus, part of the American Rescue ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Seeking answers to solar energy questions

Let me be honest: I don’t have a problem with the idea of solar energy. I think it’s a fantastic idea to pursue solar power ... Read more

1 month ago by Holly Taylor.

Town of Ahoskie’s ballfields are truly a joy to behold

To the Editor: We now have college caliber ballfields….three of them… in Ahoskie. This effort was all started by Cal Bryant’s editorial about “Stepping to ... Read more

1 month ago by Letters to the Editor.

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