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t has become very clear that hypocrisy and hyperbole are rampant in our country.  Conservatives have been called deplorable, and just recently a “news” host on MSNBC stated that Republicans need to be deprogrammed. He was telling a national audience that about half of the citizens of the Uni…

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One of my most enduring memories as a small child was the weekly shopping trip with my mother. This was in the early 1950s, and my parents lived in a small home in a rural area of Ohio west of Cincinnati, just down the road from my grandparents’ farm. The nearest town with any reasonable amo…

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In a healthy society, all individuals should have equal rights without discrimination based on race. There should be not only educational, social and economic equality, but also political equality. Such an environment fosters a true sense of well being among its citizenry and a sense of belo…

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Our boys’ basketball team learned a hard lesson in their recent game against South Granville: devastating loss and public scrutiny. Now, they are learning to hold their heads high and to suit up for the next game.

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With Democrats in charge of the White House, U.S. House and probably the U.S. Senate, you can expect a push by left-wing activists and politicians to repeal some federal tax cuts enacted by the previously Republican Congress and signed by President Trump.

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The Ladies of the Lake Cancer Support Team would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2020 Virtual Holiday Home Tour this year. It was a tremendous success with approximately 430 tickets sold plus generous donations. If you have not seen the 2020 Home Tour, it is still available at…

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The overwhelming economic concern for a majority of individuals is jobs. There are two elements to this concern: will there be enough jobs for people who want to work, and what kind of training will those jobs require?

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In West Africa, there’s a saying, “Look back to the past to go forward.” The Sankofa bird symbolizes this idea. It’s depicted with its feet firmly planted forward, looking back with an egg in its beak; the egg suggesting the future. This New Year is a Sankofa Moment for Warren County, an opp…

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On Monday, Dec. 21, I witnessed a very special event at Warren County Middle School. The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, located in Winston-Salem, provided one thousand 32-pound boxes of food for residents in Warren County and surrounding areas. This would be a special blessing at any…

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It’s that time of year again for predictions about the upcoming year. In my case, of course, these will be forecasts for the economy. Here are seven predictions I think have a reasonably good chance of happening in 2021.   

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Editor’s note: The following poem was written by the late Frank Newell, who served as a wildlife specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services Division for many years. He introduced the poem in a column which appeared in The Warren Record in July 2011.

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I was just wondering when they will put a grocery store in. I just moved here from Maryland after retiring from Costco after 24 years with them. I know Food Lion is in Norlina, but you get tired of driving to Norlina every time you need something. 

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We come to you today seeking justice. We come seeking justice for Alfred James Williams. We come seeking justice for Plummer Bullock.

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I myself could have had a better one. Over 6 months ago, a meeting was called at the Armory to get a grocery store back in Warrenton. I’m baffled that it’s almost Christmas, and people here close by still have to go elsewhere to do their Christmas time food shopping. What happened? Again, ha…