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As I walked down the concrete sidewalk in the middle of the kennels, the stench of urine hit my nostrils and almost made me wretch. But I was on a mission. We wanted another dog; one whose life we … more
I take issue with a number of Rep. G.K. Butterfield’s claims in his Oct. 27 newsletter. First, most United States citizens do not want to have more illegals in our country. Foreigners have a … more
As Americans, we have historically looked to our presidents in times of crisis. We remember George Bush’s strong and dignified response to the events of 9/11, when even as he condemned the … more
How do we begin to tell you how you have all blessed others this year? What may seem like fulfilling a request on the Angel Tree is really so much more. You have provided love in a tangible way to … more
Here’s a solution to telemarketing calls: Make it mandatory for the caller to be a live person, not a recording. Before their pitch begins, the telemarketers must ask: “Are you all right? … more
“More patriotic than thou” seems to be the right-wing position and argument on a lot of subjects. They beat their chests and raise their chins and profess loud and long about their “love for … more
As executive director of the Wilson Botanical Gardens, I like to express my deepest thanks to those who volunteered, supported and attended Wilson Winter Lights. We had a great number of local … more
Re: “Long prison sentences don’t rehabilitate inmates,” by David Brinkley, March 19: A prisoner in Maury Correctional Institution? Poor baby. Are the police, the lawyers, the juries and the … more
I had not been to the public library in many years and I recently started going again. It’s disheartening to see the decline that has taken place. On any given day, I feel I am walking into a … more
What a great early Christmas present! The elections are over and we do not have to be subjected to all of the political ads. The ones that merely give the assets of the candidate are not so bad, but … more
With all the commercialization of Christmas, many of us forget what the true purpose is for Christmastime. Christmastime is designed as a celebration for the greatest event since the creation of … more
“It’s an honor for me being able to file again for mayor of this great city that I love so much,” Mayor Bruce Rose said in the paper on July 5. This statement from Mayor Rose says so much. I … more
I would like to bring to the attention of the American people what I believe is the biggest threat to the well-being of this country that no Democrat running for president has addressed — the … more
Re: “Economy doesn’t mitigate Trump’s corruption, bullying,” by Dave Hager, Oct. 8: Mr. Hager, I didn’t omit you from my writing. I didn’t find your writings worthy of a response. You … more
The postcard simply said, “Your blood has been used to save lives. Thank you.” That is the essence of what the Red Cross does with its blood collection services — save lives. Fike High School … more
As I approach a new year, I have new resolutions and new priorities. Time with old friends and new. Why do we choose New Year’s as a time to reflect and start anew? I have worked in EMS for more … more
On Monday, global markets tumbled on fears that President Trump’s latest tariffs on China will cause a worldwide economic slowdown. Then on Tuesday, markets surged on news that Mr. Trump had … more
The time for campaigning is over. Stop. It’s past time for you to do your job and govern. Stop the unending arguments over differing interpretations of the Constitution and petty politics. Set … more
It’s time to recognize election security as fundamental to America’s national security. Today, America’s elections are under attack from hostile foreign actors like Russia and Iran. That’s … more
I see that Greenlight hit the 10,000-customer mark and I’ve been in that group for almost a year now. I am so glad I switched for both my office and home internet and phone connections. The … more
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