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Money, money, money – for everyone but the taxpayer

When this newspaper’s publisher was working in the national Capitol in the 1970’s and 1980’s, he was always impressed by the philosophy expressed by a framed dollar bill in...

ACC math

We generally like and appreciate the mission of Alamance Community College, and we’re very fond of its current president, Dr. Algie Gatewood, who we believe has brought real leadership...

Consideration of nuclear nonproliferation treaty: what a colossal waste of time & misplaced energy

We’re sure that the proponents of a supposed United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons are devout and sincere in their support for wanting lots of cities,...

Property owners, beware

We think members of Burlington’s planning and zoning commission are on the right track with their recommendation to the city council that the notification range for telling residents about...

Third-place finishers

We’re rather amused by some of the rhetoric that supposes that Melody Wiggins, who was defeated in her bid for re-election to the Graham city council, should be re-installed...

Good questions, but we didn’t write them

This newspaper’s publisher certainly wishes he could have been present at last week’s Graham city council meeting, particularly during one of the public comments. Eric Crissman, who is a member...

Gibsonville board’s self-serving pay raise provides vivid illustration of why public has become...

If anyone is wondering why the public has become so cynical about politicians, all one has to do is look at Gibsonville’s board of aldermen on Monday night. While other...

Scrooge – Part 2: how many raises are enough for public employees?

While we’re on the subject of disparities between government and the private sector, we also have to observe that another dimension of dissimilar treatment has to do with salaries...

Scrooge – Part 1: how many days off are enough at Christmas?

Well, we hate to bring up the specter of Ebenezer Scrooge, but we do have to question the strikingly different experiences of private sector workers vs. government ones –...

Religion ambushed in Mebane

We’ve recently noted our view that the spontaneous decision by Graham’s city council to act on one member’s proposed change in policy (a new paid holiday for city workers,...

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