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Go-slow reopening may be costly

RALEIGH — Over the first two months of the coronavirus crisis, our labor-market cratered. The number of employed North Carolinians dropped by 820,000, or 17%. Only 56.3% of working-aged residents …

Katiedid vs. ... smile behind the mask

“Let me see,” my 7-year-old said. I smiled at him. “Mama,” he said, “your mask is on.” “Oh! Right.” I lowered my mask. Our local orthodontist’s office had just opened up …

Well I made it back from teleworking, I think

There was no drum roll, no red carpet and a lot of surprised faces when I walked into The Daily Record newsroom Monday morning. Not that I expected any of the above, but at least I’m …

Church attendance essential to America’s greatness

President Donald Trump stepped up to declare houses of worship “essential places that provide essential services” to the American people. “The governors need to do the right thing and allow …

Insane news tidbits

Is it important to have racial or sexual diversity in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic? Heather Mac Donald suggests that some think it might be in her City Journal article “Should Identity …

Reawakening Rip and restarting the dynamo

At various times in our state’s history we’ve been compared to Rip Van Winkle, the lethargic sleepy-head, or the “Dixie Dynamo,” a fast-moving, progressive economic engine. Right now we are …
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Little touch-up would make things bearable

Little touch-up would make things bearable To the editor: I didn’t really know what color my hair was until the coronavirus. I was one of the first to go out and buy masks, gloves, hand …

Be safe and stay home

To the editor: I write this sitting in the living room of my mother’s house in Statesville some 170 miles away. I came here March 13 as mom lay dying in the hospital. By the time my family had …

Expansion needed for mental health care services

To the editor: As a registered nurse, I am writing to voice my concerns about the mental health care shortage in North Carolina as related to the coronavirus crises. With the coronavirus …

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Give the ‘gift of life’ on Jan. 8 To the editor: Let me introduce you to my husband, Jonny. He was a husband, father, brother, Christian, friend, farmer, mechanic and Harley rider who …

Be thankful for this country

To the editor: The beauty of the flag of the United States of America, and of the meaning of the pledge of the United States of America is something we the people of this great United States of …

Hunters can help change lives

To the editor: North Carolina deer hunters have a unique opportunity this fall to make a real difference in the lives of their neighbors. North Carolina Hunters for the Hungry (NCHFTH) makes this …
Sound off
Sounding off on the Republican National Convention's potential move North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper took a no-nonsense, almost rigid stance when asked about recent comments from President Donald Trump threatening to move August’s Republican National Convention away …
Sound off During a news conference Monday, Gov. Roy Cooper did not provide definitive answers about whether North Carolina would enter Phase Two of his reopening plan this weekend. The state has been under a …
Sound off This weekend we will celebrate Memorial Day, a time to remember those who have died in defense of our liberties. Following is a list of area people who have made that sacrifice. Let’s always …
Sound off Sen. Phil Berger challenged Gov. Roy Cooper to give counties the discretion to reopen barber and beauty shops amid the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As of Wednesday 25 states, including …
Sound off Thanks for gravel I am so thankful that they fixed the gravel on the Dunn-Erwin Rail Trail. The new finer rocks are much better for walking and don’t hurt my feet like the bigger rocks used to …
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