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My dad, B.L. Hedgepeth, was a fireman in Wilson. He died nearly 50 years ago. My dad loved to eat at Parker’s every two weeks on Sunday. And during the summer on the coast at the Sanitary Fish … more
Re: “Trump is damaging American democracy,” by Katherine Krabill, Saturday: How precious, another Trump-hater scurries out of the woodwork. Must be tough to be a Christian and hate so badly, … more
The GOP I have known and voted for my whole life understands our duty to act as adults in the room on issues that affect the future of the American people. Republicans may not have all the answers. … more
In 1984, Ronald Cotton was arrested and charged with the knifepoint rape of Burlington college student Jennifer Thompson. Cotton became a suspect in the crime after Thompson picked him out of a photo … more
I spent the day shopping at several local stores getting ready for Christmas. Unfortunately, I encountered two different situations that were appalling. Both pertain to the Salvation Army … more
Re: “Trump is damaging American democracy,” by Katherine Krabill, Saturday: A recent letter chastised a fellow who pondered how anyone could continue to be a supporter of the Democratic … more
A recent letter to the editor by Kevin Doyle, state director for the Consumer Energy Alliance (“Pipeline will reduce household energy costs,” Nov. 30) assumes that the only objection to the … more
Re: “How can voters support Dems’ deceit?” by Johnny Jakey, Tuesday: In response to the letter about Democrats’ deceit, what is wrong with the writer? Does he never watch news, read a … more
The Facebook column with different people’s opinions [Talk Back, Commentary page] is not too good, so maybe we need to find something else to put in its place. Thank you! Teresa … more
Quotes from Donald Trump: • “How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” Completely disproven. … more
Recent letter writers have lauded “Medicare for all,” saying it would save money and improve patient care. A recent edition of The Daily Signal on Nov. 27 says otherwise. Citing such sources as … more
One of the biggest fictions of our health care system is the idea that everyone has a right to choose their health insurance plan, or even none, if they prefer. It’s the other way around. Plans … more
This is certainly a time of year when we all would do well to utilize the word” lite,” in our diets, though unfortunately it has pervaded our lives when attached to the word “liberty.” … more
After witnessing three years of Democratic lies, half-truths, deception and fraud, and now this impeachment kangaroo court run by jackasses, there should be a nationwide uproar. Any person who votes … more
Re: “Don’t make health insurance a government monopoly,” by Mark Levin, Nov. 14: In reply to Mr. Levin on health care, I agree in the main with his assessment. However, I believe Deborah … more
With fringe activist groups continuing to stall energy infrastructure like the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, it’s more important than ever for families and businesses to understand the impact of energy … more
There seems to be a misunderstanding by a majority of Republicans between socialized and single-payer health care systems and fund providers — or is it just another attempt by the so-called … more
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! But, I want to remind you what that means: Be thankful for family, health, food, a roof over your head, including heat and air, friends and an income to help you enjoy … more
Be thankful that you do not already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Guard against those politicians who promise to divide the wealth of the nation … more
In response to Gary Pearce’s column regarding the farm bill as socialism (“Socialism is already here — down on the farm,” Thursday), Mr. Pearce failed to mention that 80% of the farm bill is … more
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