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Friday, 15 March 2019 14:56

Celebrate Rural Day in the Tar Heel State

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What comes to mind when you hear the word “rural?”

One of the 21st century's greatest heroines is behind bars again, held in contempt by federal judge Claude M. Hilton for refusing to help prosecutors trump up charges against the journalists who published information she paid dearly for giving them.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 16:14

COLUMN: Lower classes still struggling

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Last week, the News & Observer noted what most middle-class North Carolinians know is true: our economy may be better than it was when the Great Recession left us with almost 10 percent unemployment but it’s not the powerhouse that Republicans promised they’d bring if we let them slash taxes for the wealthy.

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There is an ongoing battle in the North Carolina legislature over whether to criminalize female genital mutilation (FGM). Why a battle? The mutilation of little girls’ genitals defies all standards of humanity and cries out as a hideous violation of human rights according to the United Nations and World Health Organization. The CDC estimates that 513,000 girls are at risk of FGM in the U.S.!

In the twilight of his political career, Ronald Reagan made the media rounds to discuss his administration, legacy, and unfinished business. During several of these interviews, Reagan went out of his way to criticize the longtime practice of gerrymandering electoral districts for partisan advantage.

Body-worn cameras were supposed to serve as a silent witness in confrontations between police and civilians and usher in a new era of public confidence in law enforcement through transparency. 

Tonight, my wife burned dinner. Well, perhaps "burned" is not the appropriate word. 

The Boston Globe's Naomi Martin and James Pindell report that all of 2020's formally declared "major party" presidential candidates say they support legalizing marijuana at the federal level. Yes, that includes President Trump.

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BSA Troop 64 in Rockingham is now accepting applications for youth between the ages of 11 and 17 who wish to join scouts.

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