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Editorial Cartoon: Grande
Editorial Cartoon: Grande

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Bickett bust: An up-close and personal view
Bickett bust: An up-close and personal view

It's not every day that you glance out the office window and see four heavily armed men running, in a crouch, toward Bickett Boulevard, aiming assault rifles at a vehicle that was stopped.
But that happened last week as we were about two minutes from finishing up the Feb. 7 edition and came as result of a "buy, bust" that almost went awry.


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Integrity above party? Voters should demand it

The death last weekend of a long-serving U.S. Congressman who represented the state's Third Congressional District calls attention to a trait that we should value more highly in American politics these days.
U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., a Republican, died last Sunday on his 76th birthday after a long fight with cancer. He had entered hospice care in January after breaking a hip and had been granted a leave of absence from Congress.


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Come on, Franklin County, while we're still young
Come on, Franklin County, while we're still young

Franklin County has yet to commit to creating a Youth Advisory Board, but if and when it does, Logan Harrison has probably helped develop a defining tag line: Never give up.
It was back in April that the Youngsville teen asked the Youngsville Board of Commissioners to consider creating a Youth Advisory Board.


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Editorial Cartoon: Reruns
Editorial Cartoon: Reruns

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His work preserved history

Dear editor: My wife and I were saddened to read of the passing of Dean Ruedrich. Dean was (along with the editor of this newspaper) instrumental in my wife and I purchasing our historic property.
Having worked on our property prior to our purchase of it, he helped us immensely in our understanding of what we might be getting ourselves into.


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Editorial Cartoon: Cold
Editorial Cartoon: Cold

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