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September 30, 2016 - 55 minutes ago

As the latest presidential debate is electronically poked, prodded, dissected and gloated over, perhaps it’s time to examine how the campaigns came to rely on “bogyman politics.” Oh, we’ve seen it before: smearing the other guy is part of the panoply of American political…

September 30, 2016 - 55 minutes ago

We live in a world where our lives are regularly bombarded with violence, we receive disrespect and contempt from politicians, and we see apathy from many of those who are struggling.

We can easily become profoundly saddened and even depressed.

Although I read The Daily Advance each day from front…

September 30, 2016 - 55 minutes ago

Ideological litmus tests for political candidates serve only to facilitate the rise of politicians who won’t hesitate to lie about their beliefs and intentions. Checking the “right” boxes is easy, but a leader should have a degree of distaste for ease.

David…

September 29, 2016

I would like to suggest that you remove the Letters to the Editor section of The Daily Advance. It mostly serves as a forum for citizens to rant about officials they do not like or to inject religion into politics.

A good example is the letter in Monday’s paper about the House Bill 2 law that…

September 29, 2016

To be black in America means you can lose your life if your vehicle stalls on the highway. If you can’t be black on the highways and byways of America, then where can you be black? If you can’t be black in a church in America, then where can you be black?

Ann Bechiom

Elizabeth City…

September 29, 2016

For some time now I have been pondering the NCAA’s decision to punish the state of North Carolina (as well as the state of South Carolina) for doing something completely outside the area of jurisdiction for which the NCAA was created: to regulate amateur college athletics. Instead of being…

September 29, 2016

I wonder what the children of Aleppo, Syria think about the breakup of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie? Do they even know the couple exists?

As with the millions of hungry and abused children in America, the children of Aleppo are necessarily indifferent to what obsesses us and our media.…

September 29, 2016

ASHEBORO — As the candidates for North Carolina attorney general, Republican Buck Newton and Democrat Josh Stein, met September 20 at Asheboro’s Sunset Theatre for their only formal debate, they couldn’t have known that just 90 minutes to their south and west, riots were about to break out in Charlotte.

September 28, 2016

Olympic gymnastic Chellsie Memmel is "on stage in a completely new way," as she puts it, later this month in the nation's capital.

September 28, 2016

NEW YORK — Donald Trump just got roughed up, and badly, by a girl. On Monday night, at the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton made her opponent look ignorant, unprepared, egotistical, childish, petulant, impatient and at times totally incoherent.

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