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April 23, 2018

Two surveys popped up this week that seem to show improved prospects for Republican House candidates this November. Disregard them!

A Washington Post/ABC News poll released on Monday showed that 47 percent of registered voters prefer the Democratic candidate in their district, as against 43 percent…


Corporal punishment policy hangs by a string

April 22, 2018

Those who are working to ban the use of corporal punishment in the public schools of Robeson County were confident going into Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Education, believing they had identified six out of the 11 members who would raise their hand to end this sanctioned use of violence…


Bob Garner: A crammed attic

April 22, 2018

I’m stuck with a hoarder’s memory.

My brain — my attic, if you will — is entirely too full of random stuff. Entire passages of books I’ve read. Minor details of geography. Lyrics of Broadway show tunes. Odd bits of trivia with little apparent use or connectivity.

I…


Tammy Duckworth may pave a way for working parents

April 22, 2018

Let's set the scene: A woman is representing constituents, changing Senate rules, raising two small children. She was a U.S. Army helicopter pilot and the first female double amputee from the Iraq War. The first in many things, including being the first sitting senator to give birth, she's now the…

Humans of Greenville

@HumansofGville

Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.

Opinion

April 23, 2018

Washington Post

The day after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting focused renewed attention on the issue of gun violence, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, R, reiterated his opposition to any new restrictions on gun ownership. But just 24 hours later, Scott announced a change of heart. Now he has signed…

April 23, 2018

In the race for Pitt County District Attorney, there is one choice that stands above the rest: Glenn Perry.

I was a law enforcement officer with the Farmville Police Department for 28 years, working narcotics and criminal investigations over half of my career. I spent several years of my career as…

April 23, 2018

This letter is to express my support for Tony Williams as sheriff of Pitt County. I have known Tony for almost his entire life as we are both lifelong residents of the Black Jack community. I have always found him to be a man who cares deeply for his country, county, and community. He demonstrates…

April 23, 2018

Two surveys popped up this week that seem to show improved prospects for Republican House candidates this November. Disregard them!

A Washington Post/ABC News poll released on Monday showed that 47 percent of registered voters prefer the Democratic candidate in their district, as against 43 percent…

albert hunt

April 23, 2018

The United States spends more on health care than any other industrialized country but doesn’t get better results, as measured by average life expectancy. Have you heard this claim before? Did you respond with agreement or skepticism?

In recent years, I’ve devoted much study and…

April 23, 2018

BYH to my little green Nissan Sentra. You will be 20 years old next month and you're still going strong. I want a new car but it will break my heart to see you go. Hope you can forgive me if I promise to get another Sentra.

Bless his heart, Trump tells us not to trust the FBI, the Justice…

April 23, 2018

The time is near for Pitt County voters to go to the polls for the District Attorney primary. I hope Republican and unaffiliated voters will join me in voting for Glenn Perry on May 8. I have had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Perry in action during my many years in law enforcement, and I have no doubt…

April 22, 2018

Those who are working to ban the use of corporal punishment in the public schools of Robeson County were confident going into Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Education, believing they had identified six out of the 11 members who would raise their hand to end this sanctioned use of violence…

robeson

April 22, 2018

In a recent letter to the Daily Reflector, pharmacologist Ken Soderstrom cited the 2015 Friedman case to bolster his view that Justice Scalia would have extended Second Amendment protection to semiautomatic rifles.

In Friedman, the Supreme Court refused to review a federal appeals court decision…

April 22, 2018

I’m stuck with a hoarder’s memory.

My brain — my attic, if you will — is entirely too full of random stuff. Entire passages of books I’ve read. Minor details of geography. Lyrics of Broadway show tunes. Odd bits of trivia with little apparent use or connectivity.

I…

Bob Garner
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