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There’s a concept in politics called a “trial balloon.” It’s a way to test the support for a policy idea before it is formally proposed. A trial balloon is usually presented to the media by a high government official — but not the highest, such as the President or a Governor — who says the i…

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Here is my opinion for how to solve the border problems of Mexico and the USA: I would suggest that we purchase the entire country. Why? Because if so many of them are coming to America because their country is so unsafe and poor, and they need serious help to the extent that they are evacua…

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I was born in Halifax County in the backwoods on the Williams Farm. My family was what we call sharecroppers. This means that the landowner would give you a place to live, make sure you had food to eat, and provide whatever other needs that you had. In return, you would plant the crop, and w…

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Writing for a newspaper was a long-time goal of mine. My college undergraduate major was English with a minor in Media-journalism. When I began corresponding with The Warren Record newspaper in 2018, I was able to check another goal off of my list. The last two years of writing my opinion an…

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In North Carolina politics, few issues are as contentious as education. For years, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-led General Assembly have locked horns on such issues as funding formulas, teacher pay, and parental choice. More recently, legislators have tried to give all scho…

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Too many North Carolinians lack access to the medical services they need. One possible response, as we have heard incessantly for more than a decade, would be to expand Medicaid under the terms of the Affordable Health Act, with most of the expense to be borne by the (already heavily indebte…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been around for one year. It has been a devastating disease particularly in the Black community. During this time, there have been over 28 million documented cases in the United States and hundreds of thousands of deaths. Sadly, although Blacks make up 12 percent of…

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I have always heard that you can tell a lot about the way someone keeps their home by looking at their yard.  If that is the case, Warren County needs to do some work. Our yard is not clean, warm and inviting to those that may be coming to visit here or may be passing through.  

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I’m just an ordinary, highly concerned citizen like so many of us. Although we are not doctors and scientists, we still live in this world and experience all of life’s ups and downs. We all have good thoughts and ideas to share because they might be important.

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When it comes to giving out business incentives, you won’t find North Carolina at the top of the list. Don’t worry  — that’s actually good news.

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In response to the Feb. 3 letter to the editor, “How to vaccinate everyone quickly,” I commend the writer for urging immediate action to prioritize vaccinations for those who choose to be vaccinated. As a registered nurse engaged in disease prevention, I agree that the COVID-19 vaccine is th…