Category Archives: Opinion

USMC Ball season is here: The more you know

USMC Ball Season is here and that said, we are under one month away from the 244th Birthday of the most elite fighting force in all of the lands, the United States Marine Corps. Within this piece are some tips, suggestions and last minute “the more you know, the better you,” are pointers.

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Letter to the editor: Why is it only the 9th Congressional District Race Being Scrutinized?

For weeks we have been hearing about issues with the 9th Congressional District election. Mark Harris leads Dan McCready by 905 votes, but the State Board of Elections has twice failed to certify Harris’ victory.   Irregularities concerning absentee ballots and possible ballot harvesting, mainly in Bladen and Robeson counties, have been the focus of investigators, and the sticking point

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Dear Onslow,

I’ve spent some time out this morning talking with all the candidates on site at the One Stop voting location at public safety. I encourage each of you as fellow citizens to get out and talk with the candidates and address your concerns, ask questions that are weighing on your heart, express your ideas if you have them and see

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You talk by Faith, I’ll walk by Faith. (Individual healing)

Individual Healing Since I have been diagnosed with CM1, preparation for surgery and especially since post op, I have found that I am being offered much unwanted and unwarranted advice and I’ve seen it happen to others who have dealt with this before me. As well as it does for other people with chronic illnesses. I’m gonna take a leap

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Acceptance of Adversity.

“By accepting reality of circumstances, illness, situations, finances, family matters, friendships or all else you can think of, you can face your reality and present life in truth not delusions with false hopes. Accepting gives a place of freedom, freedom to gain strength, gain faith in not knowing how but knowing it shall be, peace in knowing what is for

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"Church Folks"

Now, lets be clear off the bat, this isn’t a publication written to convey any feelings of discord yet to grant much clarification as to the difference between “Church folks” and “Christians”. A good friend of mine, also a sister in Christ (Kingdom Kids) posted a status on Facebook about “church folk” and from some of the comments and one

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"Obama-Phone Home"

After repeatedly seeing this image circulating on social media, I’m beyond-supercalifragilisticexpialidocious- tired of utterly ridiculous, misinformed, under-educated, unknowledgeable idea and phrase/reference “OBAMA PHONES”.  I urge you to do a little research “FCC lifeline assistance program” It was enacted in the 80’s under Reagan. Remember him??!! Yes, the first celebrity gone White House but at least he was not selected by

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