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Life’s journey is better through the power of faith

She died on St. Patrick’s Day, but I don’t think she was Irish. About the only link I can find between Jennifer Moore and the ... Read more

2 months ago by Cal Bryant.

Social Workers are essential

To the Editor: The theme for Social Worker Month 2021 is Social Workers Are Essential. Social Workers are essential to the community well-being. As Social ... Read more

2 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

Memories of pre-pandemic dancing

Perhaps it’s because of this past year of pandemic-induced free time, but I’ve been feeling pretty nostalgic lately. I’ve been rewatching all my favorite movies ... Read more

2 months ago by Holly Taylor.

Odds, ends, and longer days

How can it be that I left my humble home at 8:47 am on Sunday morning (March 14), drove 17 miles to Ahoskie without stopping ... Read more

2 months ago by Cal Bryant.

Women in sports working hard in different ways

NC State’s women’s basketball team are now back-to-back conference tournament champs. They snagged the win on Sunday afternoon, March 7 against Louisville, the only team ... Read more

2 months ago by Holly Taylor.

ACC tourney: where joy meets misery

For those of us who grew up along Tobacco Road, life simply stopped when the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament was underway. We’d all find ... Read more

2 months ago by Cal Bryant.

Thoughts on the pandemic after one year

It’s March again, huh? Last year at this time, COVID-19 and the pandemic were just a few stray headlines that popped up if you were ... Read more

2 months ago by Holly Taylor.

Sign, signs, everywhere a sign!

Even at age 67, my mind is like a steel trap. In February, we published our annual edition of Crossroads. This year’s theme centered on ... Read more

2 months ago by Cal Bryant.

Supporting student loan debt relief

To the Editor: I am pleased that numerous progressive organizations, state attorneys general, and individuals are demanding that President Joe Biden forgive—thanks to the Higher ... Read more

2 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

Stories of luxury jets, coffins, and rowing from around the globe

Sometimes I can get too focused on what’s happening locally that I forget there’s a whole world outside full of seven billion other people. So ... Read more

2 months ago by Holly Taylor.

Shortage of volunteer firefighters reaches an alarming level

To the Editor: In every age, wherever people have built communities, the danger of fire has loomed on the periphery. Calm summer evenings and quiet ... Read more

3 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

Bye-bye demon….hello life!!

It’s an inner demon that only you can conquer. But I can tell you first hand, that demon put up a fight. Last week – ... Read more

3 months ago by Cal Bryant.

Forbidden tea, wet salad, and other sorts of food nonsense

Let me preface this week’s column: my mother recently said to me (jokingly, I’m sure) that she was tired of all the serious stuff I’ve ... Read more

3 months ago by Holly Taylor.

Anonymous tribute to four great men

I typically do not publish information or opinions from anonymous sources. It’s been my long-standing practice to verify all sources of information. I’m making an ... Read more

3 months ago by Cal Bryant.

You can’t give what you don’t have

To the Editor: I have been employed as a Register Nurse (R.N.) in health care for 44 years, many of those years at Northampton County ... Read more

3 months ago by Letters to the Editor.

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