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Editorial Cartoon: Beef
Editorial Cartoon: Beef

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Ideas for turning political wish lists into reality
Ideas for turning political wish lists into reality

One of the perks of my job is that I get to be the fly on the wall sometimes, listening to politicians and other leaders talk about subjects that may not be Page 1 news, but which are important.
Often, those discussions include “wish lists” of things they’d like to see happen. But while reporters are supposed to listen and not speak, when we get back to the office, we do get to write opinion pieces like this one which can either dissect the ides or offer suggestions on how to make wish lists a reality.


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Franklinton water deal needs more research

Remember the old saying: Act in haste but repent in leisure?
We hope that’s not going to be the situation in Franklinton, but it seems that there are a lot of unanswered questions about the town’s proposed sale of its utility system that should be answered before ink is applied to the signature line of any contracts.


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Real life needs real heroes to step up
Real life needs real heroes to step up

Like most people, my idea of jurisprudence has been colored by prime time television.
One of my favorite shows of all time is Law & Order.
It is well known for a few things:
• The “Dun Dun” that accompanies scene changes;
• The constant cast changes;


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<i>Defending public education or just helping others gut it?</i>
Defending public education or just helping others gut it?

Last week several Franklin County residents asked if I had seen Sen. Chad Barefoot’s mailers.
My reply was in the negative; they were never mailed to my address.
By week’s end, I had obtained copies and a couple of big belly laughs.
Incredibly, Barefoot is trying to portray himself as a leader in the State Senate and a defender of public education.


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<i>‘We are not at liberty to discuss that’</i>
‘We are not at liberty to discuss that’

Another chapter is written in the ongoing story of our local leaders’ inability to understand the importance of history.
I am referring to the removal of the bell from the courthouse in Louisburg. It is not so much the removal of the bell; it is the way it was done that is most troubling.
There is evidence this bell’s origin may predate the Civil War.


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Editorial Cartoon: College Debt
Editorial Cartoon: College Debt

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