Are you what you read?

Ray Mosby

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”—Groucho Marx
I am of the opinion that you can judge an owner by his books.
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Police are right to insist they be told promptly

Joel McNeece

When is the correct time for law enforcement to intervene in an “investigation” at a school?
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Reminiscing and learning at Lake Tiak O’Khata and State of Region

Lisa McNeece

To celebrate the end of the school year, we took a girls’ trip Friday to Lake Tiak O’Khata in Louisville.
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Don’t forget history, but live today

Charlie Mitchell

Morgan Freeman, celebrated actor and thoughtful person, says forget about it. Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans, says if there are no markers where lynching took place there should be no monuments to those who fought to preserve slavery and injustice.
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Now hating is self-justifying

Ray Mosby

I guess it really does take one to know one.Charlie Sykes is a bona fide conservative of the Barry Goldwater/Edmund Burke vein. I’m pretty sure he has papers and everything.

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Remembering the millions who paid the ultimate sacrifice

Emmerich
Memorial day is set aside to honor the 1.2 million Americans who died fighting for this country. About half of those soldiers died in combat. The other half died from accidents, disease and other wartime hazards. 
For every soldier who died during wartime, 50 served and lived. We honor them on Veterans Day in November.

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A little advice for the Class of 2017

Joel McNeece

Young people all around Calhoun County and beyond, dressed in long colorful gowns, flat-top hats and big smiles, will make important walks in front of friends and family this week to accept their high school diploma.
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Every vote counts and Paul Bullard can prove it

Lisa McNeece

Pittsboro native Paul Bullard sent us a priceless email this week relating to the “60 years ago” about his father that ran in The Journal two weeks ago.
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From Russia with malice?

Ray Mosby

Contrary to the old idiom and much to the chagrin of President Donald Trump and his supporters, these days all roads lead to Russia.

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The constitutionality of road blocks by law enforcement

Emmerich

Madison county Sheriff Randy Tucker isn’t the only person who has been caught up in the constitutionality of road blocks. It’s a question that even the U.S. Supreme Court is having trouble deciding.

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