It has been said that “If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.” With all that has impacted our country, community and lives since early 2020, now is an ideal time for us to take pause and evaluate our position in life.

We Americans have a contradictory history when it comes to tolerating, or not tolerating, dissent. The latest chapter is the Nikole Hannah-Jones controversy at UNC-Chapel Hill.

North Carolinians disagree about a great deal. But here’s a proposition virtually all of us endorse: the future of our state is closely tied to the amount and quality of education our people receive.

Having gone through a tenure battle at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill based, in part, on conflicting views about how history of racism should be taught in our schools, it is refreshing to encounter “How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across Ameri…

As an N.C. State alum and avid fan, I was dismayed and disappointed when the NCAA threw the Wolfpack baseball team out of the College World Series.

“Make ’em laugh. Make ’em laugh. Make ’em laugh. Make ’em laugh. Don’t you know everyone wants to laugh?” Those are just a few of the lyrics of the hit tune by Donald O’Connor from the soundtrack to “Singin’ in the Rain.”

To many Americans, especially Democrats, Boris Johnson is a clownish British version of former President Trump. But Democrats might take a page from Johnson, especially on how to talk to people.

In North Carolina, the demand for skilled workers is very high and is expected to increase even more rapidly as plans for national companies like Google and Amazon choose to locate facilities here. With these companies come thousands of high wage/high skill jobs.

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Roanoke Rapids to me is a wonderful place to live, work, recreate and serve. I have lived here for 14 years and am proud to call here my home. My life has been enriched by many whom I have met here. My position as head librarian has given me a platform to serve and help others. I am grateful…

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It is hard to believe that the year is nearly halfway over. Now that our world seems to be on the road to recovery from COVID-19, much has changed, even in our efforts to find some semblance of normalcy.