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It looms over you from the moment you wake up to the moment you fall asleep. It hangs in the doorway, creeps across the hall, and whistles through the air duct. It doesn’t go by “The Thing” or … more
Although COVID-19 is still with us, there’s been a recent shift in the kind of attention given to the virus. For months, the focus has been on coping with the virus, controlling the spread and … more
To the Editor: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals found the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. It’s being appealed to the Supreme Court, which most court watchers maintain will, at worst, be … more
I’m afraid — not deathly, but nearly so — of spiders. That fear, probably better described as a loathing, has waned over the years, probably after asking my wife to “take care of” a … more
The person who manages most of state government’s financial assets — the $107 billion pension fund for state and local employees, for starters — is not an appointee of the governor. The voters … more
To the Editor: Why should Democrats be apologetic about adding more judges to the Supreme Court? What is wrong with 11 justices? We have 12 jurors on a jury don’t we? If 12 is good enough for a … more
Perhaps the most overlooked elections, ranking just slightly ahead of Soil and Water Conversation District Commissioners, are those of judges. This year our judicial elections may be among the most … more
To the Editor: 1) You love chaos. What he says doesn’t have to be true to believe him. But isn’t it exciting? All he’s planning to do if he’s elected. Maybe he forgot he really is … more
Does North Carolina have a godfather? We would not want our godfather to be anything like Mexican Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, who is called “El Padrino,” which means “The … more
To the Editor: Race and nation have different definitions. Twins can each establish a nation, but having the same mother, they are one race. Therefore, Genesis Chapter 25, Verse 23, is of no … more
The leaves are turning colors and falling from the trees. There’s a nip in the air. The days are getting shorter. It must be fall; those are all signs of the seasons. It’s also election … more
Newspapers face another big election. It’s about them. While the United States is riveted by a most unusual presidential election, the newspaper industry is running to win the hearts, minds … more
We’re days away from the 2020 primary day, the final opportunity for Chatham County residents to vote on the local option sales tax referendum on this ballot. As part of our coverage, we’ve got … more
The News + Record asked individuals on either side of the tree protection at Chatham Park discussion to write a 750-word opinion piece of the subject. Elaine Chiosso is the Executive Director of … more
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