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Have very good reasons to be worried about catching the coronavirus.

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The 2020 Major League Baseball season is, in a manner of speaking, underway. Fans who can overlook the cardboard cutouts that have replaced them in stadium seats, or tolerate the piped-in music and masked players will be fine. Those who can’t abide by the 60-game season’s new guidelines will…

I read with interest an op-ed article in the Enquirer-Journal about the Confederate monument that stands at the Union County Courthouse. The article was submitted by Jordan Britton. It states that Britton wants the monument in our Courthouse Square to be taken down. Britton starts his opinio…

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Here’s how far Donald Trump is willing to go to ensure his re-election: After trying to normalize COVID-19 deaths among senior citizens and asking us to just get used to the fact that more people will die, he’s now willing to use America’s schoolchildren as pawns in a proxy fight with Democrats.

White privilege: June 7, 2020

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An aside to the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed more than a half-million people worldwide over the past 6 months is the reminder that our local governments have the ultimate authority in deciding what is best for the community.

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As we approach the 244th anniversary of America’s independence, I am drawn to the songs — the national anthems — that wonderfully, prophetically, and hopefully proclaim freedom in our country. Words and music penned by patriotic and God-fearing, yet complex and flawed, human beings have give…

The Union County Public Schools Board of Education has asked the Board of County Commissioners to approve a $129.5+ million general obligation bond to be placed on the November 2020 ballot for consideration by the taxpayers and voters of Union County. The last bond requested by UCPS was appr…

As a state, we are nearing three months since the first case of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) was reported in North Carolina. As of Friday (May 29), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) reports more than 26,400 lab-confirmed cases of the virus and more than …

It was around 1 a.m. last Friday, and my wife nudged me awake. Her shoulders shook in the darkness. The tears ran freely down her face.

Recently, my college music history class had been studying the music of 19th-century German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. As I once again encountered the genius in his music and reflected on the rather mercurial nature of the man himself, I realized how many relevant lessons we can glean fr…

Only 15 miles from ALEC headquarters in Arlington, Virginia lies a relic of a bygone era: the Lorton Workhouse and Reformatory. Originally built in 1910 by the very prisoners it would house, shortly after its opening it became the home of the Silent Sentinels — women who stood in front of th…

I’ve been reading Erik Larson’s new book, “The Splendid and the Vile,” which chronicles the first year of Winston Churchill’s wartime stint as prime minister. He was a gifted rhetorician who used the power of words to move a nation. He combined grim candor with upbeat inspiration: “It would …

There’s a virus threatening the health of America, all right.

The recent New York Times article “The Struggle to Mend America’s Rural Roads” used Wisconsin as a microcosm for the infrastructure crisis that either directly or indirectly affects all Americans.