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Shertzer: Addicts can lie, cheat, steal … and feel

Shertzer: Addicts can lie, cheat, steal … and feel

This is not my typical humorous, playfully sarcastic post. So if you are looking for humor, you might want to just keep clicking, because today, I got nothing. This is… Read more »

Extension @ Your Service: Finding reliable nutrition advice

Extension @ Your Service: Finding reliable nutrition advice

Nutrition is an ongoing and ever-changing topic as research continues to emerge. It can often be overwhelming for the people to sort through this information and understand what is truly… Read more »

Mulvaney: It’s more than the Confederate flag

Mulvaney: It’s more than the Confederate flag

I would like to start by saying that I am disappointed that the conversation in South Carolina — largely driven by those outside our state — has been focused on… Read more »

Spradlin: I left the Daily Journal and made it better

Spradlin: I left the Daily Journal and made it better

A simple case of addition by subtraction The content manager, managing editor and three reporters inside the newsroom of the Richmond County Daily Journal are working together as a team…. Read more »

Pastor Hill: The battle for peace

Pastor Hill: The battle for peace

Philippians 4:9, Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. It is the… Read more »

Cea: Federal funding needed for suicide prevention research

Cea: Federal funding needed for suicide prevention research

To the editor: Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, and most suicides are a result of untreated mental illness. We know today that more research,… Read more »

Stevenson: Secrecy defeats accountability

Stevenson: Secrecy defeats accountability

The first shots in the Revolutionary War were fired in April 1775 when the British raided Concord, Massachusetts, where they suspected that the Americans were collecting military supplies.  By July 1776,… Read more »

Extension @ Your Service: Bird flu returns to the U.S.

Extension @ Your Service: Bird flu returns to the U.S.

Avian influenza, aka bird flu, has finally made its way to the U.S. this year, and while it has missed North Carolina so far, we are just starting to experience… Read more »

Letter: Unsportsmanlike conduct on graduation photographer

Letter: Unsportsmanlike conduct on graduation photographer

To the editor: Throughout this long school year, Raider fans have watched their favorite sports teams compete for wins. Richmond Senior High athletics had a very successful year, but what… Read more »

Stoops: An overview of the NC Senate K-12 education budget

Stoops: An overview of the NC Senate K-12 education budget

In an early response to the release of the Senate education budget, the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) posted a photo of an empty toilet paper roll on their… Read more »

Letter: Hernandez family says ‘Thank you, Richmond County’

Letter: Hernandez family says ‘Thank you, Richmond County’

To the editor: Thank you for writing this beautiful article “Beating the odds: Hernandez earns high school diploma” about Jonathan’s high school and cancer story. Also, thank you for publishing… Read more »

On Finance on long-term care insurance: ‘Who needs it?’

On Finance on long-term care insurance: ‘Who needs it?’

“Not me,” you say. You’re young. You’re healthy. You eat right, exercise, and get regular check-ups. Just a few of the reasons people today are living longer. In fact, since… Read more »

Burns: Passing the torch of L-I-B-E-R-T-Y

Burns: Passing the torch of L-I-B-E-R-T-Y

My name is John Hosbrook, and I died 217 years ago. My family has asked me to take you on a tour of our Patriot Past. They said you might… Read more »

Spradlin: Impact of Ingram, Ellerbe getting ‘bigger and bigger’

Spradlin: Impact of Ingram, Ellerbe getting ‘bigger and bigger’

* Photo gallery – more than 900 images This wasn’t intended to be a column. Instead, the original assignment this Saturday afternoon called for a regular news story with quotes from event… Read more »

Kiriakou: 3 felonies a day

Kiriakou: 3 felonies a day

In the world’s most incarcerated country, some high-profile sex offenders walk free We’re supposed to be the “land of the free.” But believe it or not, the United States is… Read more »

Spradlin: Graduating again and again and again

Spradlin: Graduating again and again and again

My parents never showed up to my pre-school graduation. They were there for a special show-and-tell, as I recall, when my mother brought in a litter of cocker spaniel puppies… Read more »

Morial: Diversity sells

Morial: Diversity sells

From the television sets in our living rooms to our local movie theaters, diversity appears to be the new black. Fresh off the success of small-screen hits like Fox’s musical… Read more »

Pease: Democrats angry with ‘sellout’ president

Pease: Democrats angry with ‘sellout’ president

Thank goodness for traditional Democrats with wisdom and experience from a previous trade deal that badly hurt the American worker. They are, for the second time in a generation, opposing… Read more »

Hudson: Standing up for our ‘first freedom’

Hudson: Standing up for our ‘first freedom’

Like many of you, I learned a lot of invaluable lessons from my grandfather. He grew up in Robeson County and worked for the railroad all his life. One of… Read more »

Pastor Hill: The giver of peace

Pastor Hill: The giver of peace

Romans 15:33, “Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.” How do we reach the place where the God of peace is with us? One of the attributes… Read more »

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