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History teaches us that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an African American Baptist minister who was the leader of the civil rights movement. He was known for advancing civil rights by conducting non-violent marches and protests not only for the advancement of African American people, but fo…

It has become very clear that hypocrisy and hyperbole are rampant in our country. Conservatives have been called deplorable and just yesterday 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…

Developers of land come in many stripes. Some are very straightforward with their proposal, frequently and fully inform the public, accurately measure and assess the impacts of their development, report progress, do their homework to answer all questions and satisfy all the requirements from…

It's that time of the year again, the Annual Stakeholders Meeting. COVID-19 has changed many things including our meeting. This year's meeting will not be a face to face. It will take place via ZOOM. We will hold the meeting Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 0900 in the morning.

As a kid growing up in Stanly County, I was unfamiliar with 4-H. The majority of my time was spent doing school work, playing basketball, and hanging out with my friends. As I began to blossom into the young man that I am today, I always had a drive and passion to impact our youth.

• Last week, I rode in a Tangler Trash Service truck. As I get older, my perception of the world continues to evolve, but one of my earliest beliefs always seems to hold true: Big trucks are cool.