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Today we honor a local leading lady that was once referred to as the “Queen Bee,” the mother of all reporters, the moral compass of the newsroom — Hamlet native, Catherine Monk. 

Published in Lifestyle

RALEIGH — The 2021 session of the General Assembly began in January, as the world was entering its second year of the pandemic. The hope was the COVID fog would lift, allowing a return to normalcy, at least in a relative sense, and that lawmakers could go about business as usual. 

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — A bill that would open disciplinary records of government employees is crawling through the Senate, and employee unions and Democrats are determined to kill it.

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ROCKINGHAM — A bill introduced in the N.C. House of Representatives last week would allow certain counties, including Richmond, to bypass newspapers and post their public notices on their own websites.

Published in Local News

Along with public health, the COVID-19 pandemic is testing government transparency in North Carolina. 

Published in Opinion

RALEIGH — N.C. Senate leaders say they value government transparency — especially given the COVID-19 pandemic. A bill recently filed in the House presents an opportunity for those senior officials to show commitment to the state’s “sunshine laws.”

Published in Local News