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Thursday, August 06, 2020

WINDSOR — A tornado that killed two people during Hurricane Isaias early Tuesday destroyed or damaged more than 200 homes along a 10-mile stretch in rural Bertie County, officials told Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday.

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Thursday, August 06, 2020
Wednesday, August 05, 2020

There is very little new under the sun. The monument and statue destruction that we are witnessing has been witnessed in other times and other places. A tyrant’s first battlefield is to rewrite history. Most notable were the political purges of Joseph Stalin. The Soviet government erased figures from Soviet history by renaming cities — such as the Imperial capital of St. Petersburg to Petrograd and Leningrad and Stalingrad — and eradicating memories of czarist rule. Stalin’s historical revisions also included changing photographs and history books, thereby distorting children’s learning within educational establishments.

When baby boomers protested the ills of society in the 1960s, we didn’t trust anybody over 30. Now that we’re in our 60s and 70s, we don’t seem to trust anybody under 70.

I predict that a vaccine for the coronavirus will be found, at least one will publicized, shortly before the election. It may turn out to be a hoax, but that won’t matter once the election is over.

Marjorie and I have lived, or rather survived, under 14 presidents — seven Democrats and seven Republicans — dating back to Herbert Hoover who took the hit for the world depression which began in Europe.


Sunday, August 02, 2020

Fifteen entering freshmen participated in the Virtual Summer Bridge program at Elizabeth City State University this summer, an online version of the program designed to help high school graduates with STEM-related interests become successful college students.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Editor’s note: This is a recent sermon delivered by the Rev. Marc O’Neal, pastor at Camden United Methodist Church, Trinity United Methodist Church-South Mills, and Sharon United Methodist Church-South Mills.