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Although I no longer teach students in the classroom — having retired after 43 years at NCSU — I still teach economics in other ways. I continue to write, speak and answer questions about the economy from just about anyone who asks. I’m one of those lucky people whose job has been the same a…

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If preservation in Warren County and Warrenton were a story by itself, a handful of characters would stand the test of time.  Portia Hawes is one of those dedicated individuals whose service spans 20+ years as a loyal preservationist, not only for her family church of All Saints Episcopal an…

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Time flies when you’re having a good time! Fifty years ago this summer, I returned home to Warrenton after two years of college in Illinois, and quickly found myself with two jobs.

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It seems like just a few short weeks ago that I could wake up on a Saturday morning and head down to the Main Street Farmers Market in Warrenton.

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Tenure at UNC-Chapel Hill and changing rules about the Davidson College president’s religion pulled both schools into the headlines recently.

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The Declaration of Independence says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” (preamble to the Declaration of Independence)

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One hundred years ago, a worldwide pandemic ended. Known as the “Spanish flu” — although the virus did not begin in Spain — the pandemic killed an estimated 20 to 50 million people worldwide and almost 700,000 in the US. To date, the death toll in the US from the COVID-19 pandemic is 570,000…

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County administrators: Why are you spending time and money in an effort to please all citizens of Warren County in the replacement of the statue formerly located on Courthouse Square?

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Income inequality, poverty, hunger, unemployment — these are all issues that have been with us for a while but became worse during the pandemic. The various stimulus bills tried to help, and currently Congress is considering legislation that would make more permanent changes to address the c…

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The Talley and Moss family would like to extend a heartfelt and sincere thank you to the Station 8 Hawtree Volunteer Fire Department, first responders and Warren County Emergency Medical Services for a job well done.

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There is a small, I hope, part of our society that does not always live within the normal rules our society has. When this happens, a group formed for just the purpose of maintaining these rules steps in. They are called the police. We hope that they are folks who will not only maintain the …

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The latest federal job report is out — and it shows North Carolina’s employment recovery stalling out a bit during the first quarter of 2021.