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To the Editor: Like all Americans, I love our country and I am grateful to be born here. I learned to respect the Flag as a Boy Scout, served under it in the Navy and studied its history in law … more
Last week, the Chatham County Board of Health unanimously approved a statement declaring structural racism as an ongoing public health crisis. I was at the meeting, albeit remotely, covering the … more
“Look around, look around, at how lucky we are to be alive right now!” That line is from the musical “Hamilton.” As the coronavirus continues, however, I hear the same words as a lament. more
Although I live a blessed life in Pittsboro, North Carolina, I keep wondering about the current fate of Alexei Navalny. Alexei, 44, is in a coma at the Charite’ Hospital in Berlin, Germany, after … more
If I could count on my fingers how many times someone joked about coronavirus weight gain, I would give up and chop my fingers off. more
To the Editor: Like my President, Donald Trump, I love our country and the United States of America, and I am very thankful that God allowed me to be born in the greatest country in the world … more
As a civilized society — although when I see the news lately I’m starting to wonder — our nation has all kinds of laws, rules and regulations (or “regs”). Some are asinine and/or … more
A common trait of humanity, at least for most of humanity, is when we are a memory, we want to leave a legacy — something that says we passed this way and did something for which the world will … more
I believe that Black lives matter. I don’t work for a Marxist association, I’m not hired by Antifa and I’m not a professional protester. I believe that many of our current structures and … more
It took all of two minutes for President Donald Trump to call Sen. Kamala Harris “nasty” after the announcement of her candidacy for vice president. Unfortunately, our president has a long … more
With the political season ramping up, the volume — and the accompanying velocity — of sleight-of-hand, obfuscation, deceits and even outright lies continues its long run toward a November … more
I’m part of the generation of prizes, gold stars and words of affirmation. Once I graduated from grade school, I realized how ill-prepared that made me for life’s unavoidable … more
I was startled — a better descriptor might be “shaken” — one morning this past week after opening an email newsletter which included a picture of a sports figure I know. “Mercy,” I … more
I’m grateful to The Chatham News + Record for its coverage of the Black Lives Matter billboard in Pittsboro. The owner of the land along the highway wished to fly a Confederate flag but not lease … more
As concerns grow over how we will vote in November, and how to vote safely during the current pandemic, the U.S. Postal Service has become a political football as never before in its centuries of … more
I still remember it like it was yesterday. It was between semesters at UNC after having flunked out for about the 18th time. That was entirely my fault. Too much cutting class and shooting pool at … more
To the Editor: One of the members of the Chatham County Republican Party is a victim of child sexual abuse. She wanted to personally tell her story and advocate for abuse survivors but is afraid … more
To the Editor: Our police are being killed and assaulted! Some of our Black, white and brown children are being shot and killed. Where are the protesters on behalf of our law enforcement that … more
To the Editor: U.S. institutions are wrongfully accused of “Systemic Racism” in daily media broadcasts. Systemic racism denotes a fundamental social practice diverted to a racial advantage. … more
To the Editor: Trump deliberately disrupted our U.S. Postal Service. Slowing post office efficiency in order to prevent absentee voting by mail in time for the election is un-American. Trump is … more
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