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May is the time of year for newborn wildlife. We just received the first fawns of the season at our wildlife center. One was found in a field when the farmer was harvesting his first cut of hay. It is very common for deer to hide their young in tall grass. Luckily, the fawn was unhurt. Unfor…

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Some of your letter writers cannot seem to pass up an opportunity to recite lies, half-truths and innuendos regarding the Trump Administration and the state of affairs on the national, state and local level. The recent battle for the Supreme Court was seen by some people, not just Democrats,…

We currently have three wolves at our wildlife center. Kiowa, a gray wolf, Shadow, a black timber wolf, and Bella Koola, an arctic wolf.

I am a retired disabled Vietnam veteran. Like my contemporaries, my contributions to my nation are coming to a close. What kind of republic will our generation leave their children and their children’s children? Not the turbulent and resilient republic we inherited which has stood for the pa…

Glad to see the return of Frank Newell’s column on May 8.  Frank is a legendary raconteur extraordinaire, with wit sly and wry! One of Warren County’s treasures...and he sure knows how to sing the “blues”!

Recently I have read that Warren County Schools decided to not allow the Native American students in the community to adorn their graduation apparel with symbolic items of honor and historical and cultural significance. I believe that this is a fundamental mistake by school leadership. 

This week, we are publishing a new column written by Frank Newell about one of his favorite creatures on earth, the Eastern Bluebird.

Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, has had legislation that would make it nearly impossible for the NRA to continue to exist by eliminating its ability to have a relationship with either banks or insurance companies. He loudly proclaims that they sell guns. They don’t. I guess he blames the…

There was a flyer that was posted advertising the celebration of the Warrenton Posse’s 30th anniversary on May 4, 2019. This flyer was not approved by the members of our organization and should have never been posted. The flyer did not reflect the standards of the Warrenton Posse.

OK, so you are not particularly inclined toward the arts. Or, you think a child who wants a career in the “arts” is wasting their time (and your money). But what if I told you that the “STEM” movement (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in academics was now being eclipsed by a newer …

Springtime in North Carolina is absolutely beautiful, and thanks to my average daily commute to work, I spend a lot of time noticing the beautiful verdant lawns, azaleas and dogwood trees as I travel the highways.  

Columnist Frank Newell is on temporary leave. Until he returns, we will reprint submissions from our archives. The following is reprinted from June 2011.

I was honored to be part of a panel discussion at a recent Ella Baker Day Celebration, focusing on her work as a civil rights activist from Littleton and on how today we can move from “protest to policy change.”

World Immunization Week will be observed April 24-30. Most all of us who follow the news have probably heard or read the recent headline stories that 2019 is shaping up to be a very bad year for measles in the United States. This completely preventable disease was eradicated in 2000 but has …

Columnist Frank Newell is on temporary leave. Until he returns, we will reprint submissions from our archives. The following is reprinted from May 2011.

In 1894, Paul Lawrence Dunbar wrote a factual poem to tell the vivid story of the United States Colored Troops. As we observe the 154th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, let us take time to remember the Colored Troops who fought valiantly in many difficult battles to keep the nation u…