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Dear editor, This is an article I read as we approached Independence Day 2011. It sounds as if it was written for this Independence Day, 2020. The author was the Rev. Barry Howard, retired … more
A few years ago I caught a cold on vacation. On the flight home I was in the middle seat beside a very talkative passenger who seemed oblivious to my coughing and sneezing. Not wishing to seem … more
We have yet one more name added to that growing list of African American men killed at the hands of rogue police officers, who exceed the traits and actions of numerous good police officers, … more
I read, with interest, the letter of Lori Saunders to the editor on June 10, 2020 (“Don’t make students go back to school in masks”). The focus of her letter was her opposition to students … more
I am writing in hopes of encouraging parents of Granville County students to make sensible choices and to do some research before making their opinions known to the board of education. Our school … more
I will take some heat for this, however, we are all complicit in the death of George Floyd — each and every one of us who has ever been in a position of leadership of a criminal justice agency, who … more
Gov. Roy Cooper’s hard line on Medicaid expansion and the resulting veto of the entire state budget over that issue was unfortunate for Granville County. We had done well in the negotiations … more
South Granville Water and Sewer Authority’s recent discussion regarding raising our rates again left many, including myself, feeling that it engaged it a little subterfuge. Why, you may ask? … more
A new budget for South Granville Water and Sewer Authority without a customer rate raise, but maybe with a rate raise! The recent meetings of SGWASA had the board pressured for no rate increase. … more
I am so happy the new Senior Center in Creedmoor is nearing completion. I can hardly wait to see the inside and enjoy the facilities. I am glad the existing old gym and home economics building were … more
Every year, I try to write a letter concerning the sacrifices made by the thousands of correctional workers in our county and the country, but as Correctional Workers Week often coincides with Nurses … more
Every year, I try to write a letter concerning the sacrifices made by the thousands of correctional workers in our county and the country, but as Correctional Workers Week often coincides with Nurses … more
We are now facing a national crisis; we have not been tested in this manner since WWII, and from a health care perspective, we have not been tested like this since 1918. There are so many heroes in … more
One thing that has struck me at least as odd is the national cry regarding “feeling alone” due to the now-mandated stay-at-home rule. This coming from a society that had already isolated … more
Editor’s note: This writer is medical director of Granville Primary Care in Creedmoor. We are in unprecedented times and must take unprecedented action. As a physician, I am asking you to … more
With regards to the column written about the Raleigh Police Department (“Believing rumors a dangerous habit” by John Hood, March 20), how many of those people knew who the police chief was? I met … more
If you’ve not yet watched the movie “Contagion,” perhaps you should, (especially millennials). Although Hollywood magnifies the issue, it hits home regarding our current plight with the … more
I read with interest about the most recent South Granville Water and Sewer Authority meeting, especially a request from Stem to add another board member to represent that town (“SGWASA lobbying for … more
North Carolina is home to some of our nation’s most significant national park sites. From the Great Smokey Mountains to the Wright Brothers National Memorial, our parks are important because they … more
In Mr. John Mayo’s response (“Yarborough all talk, no action on SGWASA,” Feb. 7) to my previous letter (“Cooper let down SGWASA on grants,” Jan. 31), he seemed to be a little confused about … more
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