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Today's Opinions

  • Every day provides opportunities to be thankful

    Thanksgiving definitely provided the warming glow of visiting with family, while nestled in my in-laws’ new home. It was more than cozy.
    Beth and I switched up holiday travel this year with the destination of Asheboro, N.C., as our goal to carve turkey and ham with extended family.
    A fairly typical southern city, Asheboro built itself up through a cluster of furniture and textile mills, but now is mainly known to outsiders as the official home of the North Carolina Zoo.

  • Thanks for cleanup efforts

    On Saturday, Nov. 7, nearly 500 Henry County citizens put on their safety gear and assisted with Henry County’s annual roadside litter clean up. 

    Working under the direction of Henry County Planning and Zoning and Henry County Solid Waste Department, these citizens cleaned 200 miles of Henry County roads. Through the efforts of 34 teams, over 1,200 bags of trash were collected.

  • Talking turkey trivia for Thanksgiving day

    This week, our family and friends will gather around the dinner table as they have for generations to celebrate a holiday that is nearing its 400th anniversary.

    As even some of our youngest students can tell us, what is widely considered to be America’s first Thanksgiving took place in 1621, when the Pilgrims and a tribe of Native Americans came together for a three-day feast to give thanks for a successful harvest.

  • Important to manage your diabetes medications

    By Jennifer Grove, Bluegrass Pharmacy

    It’s not the kind of club you really want to belong to. Today, nearly half of all American adults have type 2 diabetes or are at risk of getting it. 

  • Disappointed with county ambulance charges

    I’ve lived in Eminence most of my life. Work there and play there.  Actually love my small town life.  This past spring I had a heart abnormality that scared the doctors and myself enough that I had to be taken to the hospital from the clinic in Eminence.  

  • Let me tell you something...

    Diabetes is not just a problem of the individual.  Diabetes is a problem of the family and society.  Diabetes is not a disease of the weak-willed. It is not a disease just for the obese. No one with diabetes decided to not care about their health. We all care about our health and do the best that we can. 

  • Not taking donations

    The Henry County Senior Citizens group would like to thank each and every one who has supported us over the years — you all have been fantastic.

    As you know, we no longer ask for donations for the seniors from anyone. So, if someone approaches you for a donation in the name of the senior citizens, please keep in mind they are not a member of our group.

    Thank you and God bless!

     

  • Shopping at small businesses can make big impact on local economy

    By Tom Underwood

    Every year, Gallup asks people how much confidence they have in various institutions.

    The results aren’t surprising. Only 8 percent had “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress. Big business scored 21 percent. That’s no better than TV news.