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Just some thoughts about opinions this week

I must admit that some weeks it’s very hard to try to come up with a topic to write about here. There are always a ... Read more

1 day ago by Holly Taylor.

Family, football, old Joe, beer & doughnuts

A lot of information to pass along this week so let’s start off with the all-important stuff – an update on my wife’s recovery from ... Read more

4 days ago by Cal Bryant.

Be mindful of one-sided relationships, especially online

Earlier this week, a member of a relatively popular Japanese boy band announced he was leaving his group. He will remain with the same talent ... Read more

1 week ago by Holly Taylor.

On the mend thanks to “Dr. Wizard”

We’re off to see the Wizard….only without a yellow brick road, Dorothy, Toto, Auntie Em, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, the Munchkins, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Cal Bryant.

Stick the landing to avoid sour endings

If you watch gymnastics competitions during the Olympics or whenever else they’re on TV, you’ve heard the commentators emphasize how important it is to “stick ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Holly Taylor.

Container ships connect our global world

Back when I was in high school, I used to spend a week each summer down at Fort Caswell which is the site of a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Holly Taylor.

The saber-rattling must come to an end

To the Editor: The vitriolic rhetoric coming from both President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, along with negative criticisms from the Chinese government, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Life’s journey is better through the power of faith

She died on St. Patrick’s Day, but I don’t think she was Irish. About the only link I can find between Jennifer Moore and the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Cal Bryant.

Social Workers are essential

To the Editor: The theme for Social Worker Month 2021 is Social Workers Are Essential. Social Workers are essential to the community well-being. As Social ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Letters to the Editor.

Memories of pre-pandemic dancing

Perhaps it’s because of this past year of pandemic-induced free time, but I’ve been feeling pretty nostalgic lately. I’ve been rewatching all my favorite movies ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Holly Taylor.

Odds, ends, and longer days

How can it be that I left my humble home at 8:47 am on Sunday morning (March 14), drove 17 miles to Ahoskie without stopping ... Read more

1 month ago by Cal Bryant.

Women in sports working hard in different ways

NC State’s women’s basketball team are now back-to-back conference tournament champs. They snagged the win on Sunday afternoon, March 7 against Louisville, the only team ... Read more

1 month ago by Holly Taylor.

ACC tourney: where joy meets misery

For those of us who grew up along Tobacco Road, life simply stopped when the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament was underway. We’d all find ... Read more

1 month ago by Cal Bryant.

Thoughts on the pandemic after one year

It’s March again, huh? Last year at this time, COVID-19 and the pandemic were just a few stray headlines that popped up if you were ... Read more

1 month ago by Holly Taylor.

Sign, signs, everywhere a sign!

Even at age 67, my mind is like a steel trap. In February, we published our annual edition of Crossroads. This year’s theme centered on ... Read more

2 months ago by Cal Bryant.

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