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DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: You are royalty

I am not sure I want to admit this in writing, but I did watch the interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I thought ... Read more

OPINION COLUMN: Open government much better government

Open government is good government or, at the very least, it is better government. In order for government to be of, by and for the ... Read more

DG MARTIN COLUMN: North Carolina’s connection to China’s arms buildup

Last week, according to Bloomberg News, China’s top military leaders were using a North Carolina native’s concept to justify their commitment to increasing China’s military ... Read more

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: COVID stimulus bill is reckless

The $1.9 trillion “COVID relief” bill just enacted by Congress and signed by President Joe Biden gives out $1,400 checks to most Americans. It boosts ... Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Oh, yes. Thank you, President Biden.

Editor’s Note: The following letter is in response to one published in print March 14, and online. Indeed, it is time to thank you, President ... Read more

GUEST VIEW: A bill to open state, local government personnel records

By Paul Mauney and Bill Moss It’s Sunshine Week across America, a time when the public’s right to see government records and attend government meetings ... Read more

MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Are there costs to the new COVID stimulus bill?

The new COVID-19 relief bill is big — really big — as Barney Fife would say. It will provide $1.9 trillion of federal government spending ... Read more

COLUMN: Social Security and Women’s History Month

In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month. Social Security has served a vital role in the lives of women for more than 80 years. Women ... Read more

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE COLUMN: Chamber has many ways to serve you

I’ve had the opportunity to share the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce message to a few groups lately, which made me think it would be ... Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you, President Biden

I think it is now time for all of us to say “Thank you, President Joe Biden.” Thank you for causing my gas price to ... Read more

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