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Procrastinating is easy; getting vaccinated against COVID is easier

After twiddling my thumbs for far too long, I have finally joined millions of other Americans in being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In all honesty, ... Read more

2 days ago by Holly Taylor.

Never too old to learn something new

Last week I was chatting with a friend about a Japanese show I had watched back when I was in college. The show was really ... Read more

1 week ago by Holly Taylor.

Around the horn with this and that

This week’s column is aligning itself with an old saying in the sport of baseball as we’re going “around the horn” (covering different subjects….kind of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Cal Bryant.

That time of year again for early hurricane preparations

Time is a slippery thing. Sometimes it drags on like you’re watching a pot of water and waiting for it to boil. Sometimes it zips ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Holly Taylor.

Veterans and Post 102 deserve our support

To the Editor: I have a question for all the people in our area. Why can’t you spare a few minutes of your time to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Lives at stake in helipad decision

To the Editor: I was excited and relieved to see our Town Council pass an ordinance allowing for the relocation of the helipad. This important ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

All kinds of stuff you need to know

There are things you are taught in school….and there are things that you learn from others. The latter is the subject matter of the column ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Cal Bryant.

Honor those who keep us free

This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, but it also represents a solemn day of remembrance those men and women who have fallen or ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Cal Bryant.

Basketball ‘superfan’ brings people together

It’s fair to say that I’m a fan of a couple different things, ranging from different entertainment franchises to a variety of musicians. As a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Holly Taylor.

Sand, suds, surf…the OBX is calling me

The signs kept popping into my view last week and earlier this week that prompted me to focus the theme of this week’s column on ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Cal Bryant.

Why are Democrats AWOL on the public’s right to know?

By Paul Mauney and Bill Moss With no meaningful state law giving North Carolinians the right to see disciplinary records of those they employ in ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Red wolves rejoining the wild little by little

This past week, the North Carolina Zoo announced the good news that their pack of red wolves has expanded. Three litters of red wolf pups ... Read more

1 month ago by Holly Taylor.

Monument decision maintains ‘status quo’

To the Editor: I read the “United We Stand” letter in the May 13th issue of the Gates County index and reflected upon the question ... Read more

1 month ago by Letters to the Editor.

Peace is preferred

To the Editor: “…Our faith teaches that there is no safer reliance than upon the God of our fathers, who has so singularly favored the ... Read more

1 month ago by Letters to the Editor.

Surviving another gas shortage, but understanding the message this time around

History has a way of repeating itself, even with a totally different narrative. Last week’s gas shortage – caused by a foreign group who launched ... Read more

1 month ago by Cal Bryant.

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