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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks for support in Pleasureville

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that came out to the 2015 Light up Pleasureville. It was very humbling to have so many community members support me and the event. It was estimated almost 300 people came out to take advantage of all the activities. 

  • Vote 'no' to increased alcohol sales

    Please vote no on Dec. 15 in regard to increased alcohol sales in Henry County. If we do not vote down the effort to make Henry County “wet,” Henry County will be forever changed.

  • Easier access to alcohol will compound problem

    As spiritual leaders, we desire to offer help with the issues that most people try to mask with alcohol and drugs, and with the upcoming local option election on Dec. 15, we want to convey that our hearts are concerned for the people of our county in which we serve.

  • Budget deadline looming

    By Thomas Massie, U.S. Representative

    Will Dec. 11 mark another déjà vu moment for Congress?  This looming deadline is the day by which Congress must once again fund the federal government for the upcoming fiscal year. 

  • Have you read the Local lately?

    If for some crazy reason you haven’t read a Henry County Local in a while, here’s your chance. 

    Welcome to a free sample issue of your weekly community newspaper. Consider it our gift to you to introduce you to or remind you of what you could be getting each week.

  • When faith is not enough, invest in hope

    We invest a lot in Christmas, and I don’t mean the dollars we spend...though many do invest a lot of those. 

    We invest emotions. We want our celebrations — family, church, and community — to be perfect. We want everyone present, the food to be perfect, and everyone to be of good cheer the whole day long. It seldom works out that way.

  • Legislators are preparing for the 2016 General Assembly

    With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas and New Year’s Eve fast approaching, the General Assembly is winding down what it calls the interim and is preparing for the 2016 legislative session, which will start on Jan. 5 and last for 60 working days.
    Although it is impossible to predict what ultimately will become law, we are getting a clearer idea of the major topics that will be debated.

  • 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.