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Today (Saturday) we celebrate the leading lady in downtown Hamlet, who has introduced a wide range of events to the historic hub of the Seaboard since she became the Hamlet Depot & Museums director and Downtown Events coordinator two years ago.

Published in Lifestyle

Last month, a public school in Fairfax County, Virginia, had students play “privilege bingo.” Of course, the bingo card had the usual so-called privileges like “white,” “heterosexual,” “Christian,” or “male.” All meant to lower the self-esteem of certain kids in the class, I’m sure. The card also had a space for “military kid.” Supposedly, that’s now a privilege, too, under the warped rubric of identity politics. 

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 02 February 2022 13:13

Hinson Lake marathon mainstay Bill Keane dies at 77

ROCKINGHAM — Runners are a unique group of people who will go above and beyond to help one another. Late last month, this tight-knit community lost a longtime member of the family who was considered a legend by many.  

Published in Lifestyle
Monday, 29 November 2021 12:36

OPINION: Racial preferences are ending soon

The state of Washington has it. California has it. Michigan has it. Oklahoma has it. Nebraska has it. Arizona has it. Florida, New Hampshire, and Idaho have a version of it.

Published in Opinion

In 1992, Bill Clinton famously rejuvenated the Democrat Party by moving to the political center at the national level. Tuesday’s election reveals the consequences of running away from mainstream American values. Democrats are not only hemorrhaging support because of bad economic policy but took it on the chin over support for critical race theory and attempting to paint opponents of their agenda as white supremacists.

Published in Opinion

HOFFMAN — Morrison Correctional Institution is one of four state prisons being renamed, the N.C. Department of Public Safety announced in a press release Thursday.

Published in Local News
Thursday, 02 September 2021 11:50

N.C. lawmakers send anti-indoctrination bill to Cooper

RALEIGH — One of the most hotly debated bills of the legislative section cleared its final hurdle Wednesday, Sept. 1, and now heads to Gov. Roy Cooper, who could add the measure to his growing list of vetoes.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill to ban abortions based on an unborn child's race or the presence of Down syndrome. It's his second veto in a week and third overall this year.

Published in Local News

RALEIGH — The N.C. State Board of Education voted 7-3 on Thursday, June 17, to approve guiding documents for controversial new social studies standards that place greater emphasis on race and gender in teaching U.S. history.

Published in Local News
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