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To the editor: The Paul Green Foundation, which makes grants to diverse organizations working in the arts and human rights, stands with those who peacefully protest the brutality inflicted on our … more
Now is not the time to ignore mental health. While the easing of stay-at-home orders are under way across the country, the United States is still dealing with a lack of social interaction, … more
Inside the city limits where I live, it’s illegal to discharge a firearm. That means as much as I might like, once in a while, to shoot a .22 rifle at soda cans for a few minutes’ thrill, I … more
A few days ago I inadvertently misplaced (not the same thing as “lost”) a pocket leather-bound notebook/wallet gizmo I typically carry. In it, there’s usually a few dollars, a calendar, … more
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — unalienable rights — endowed by our Creator — for all men and women — forever. That is the promise we made to ourselves 243 years ago in our … more
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change… Many readers will recognize the opening line of The Serenity Prayer. It is often recited at the close of a 12-step meeting, such … more
Somewhere around the year 100 A.D., a Roman poet named Decimus Junius Juvenalis first posed the question: “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” To non-Latin speakers, like me, the phrase may sound … more
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Somewhere it must be written that newspaper offices have to be cluttered. Notice I said “cluttered,” not “sloppy” or even “messy.” There’s a vast difference in those words although … more
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I have a high regard for life — the living, breathing, moving kind. Doesn’t matter if it’s plant, animal or human, most of the time I’m into “live and let live.” Now that doesn’t … more
There are benefits with aging, beyond just more time. Alec Guinness, for instance, had enjoyed a long and distinguished stage and screen career when he played Obi-wan Kenobi in the original … more
Even with the recent decision by the state Supreme Court, the governing board of elected lay leaders at our church voted unanimously to continue the suspension of our in-person gatherings, including … more
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In our world today, there are all kinds of awards and honors — Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, military medals and ribbons, North Carolina’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the award I got from my college … more
To The Editor: I am writing in response to last week’s Letter to the Editor (“It’s time to re-open America,” May 14). Very funny! And to think, I almost took it seriously and got … more
During this global pandemic, we have witnessed terrible suffering not only by those who are sick and dying, but also by those experiencing financial hardship. More then 36 million people have lost … more
Every crisis has new heroes. During the 9/11 attacks, they were the first responders running into burning and crumbling buildings as others ran out. Now, during the Coronavirus pandemic, the most … more
To The Editor: Thank you for the extensive coverage of the COVID-19 virus and impacts on Chatham County. Your newspaper content the past two months reminds all of us why local newspapers are vital … more
To the editor: During National Police Week, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the law enforcement community for their diligence in maintaining the safety of the … more
I’ve been playing Scrabble for almost as long as I can remember, introduced to the classic board game by my parents when I was young. I most associate Scrabble with the beach, especially those … more
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