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The evolution of newspapers since The Dispatch last changed office locations has been truly remarkable and worthy of contemplation as we embark on a move to a new South Garnett Street space.

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Have you been putting off your annual doctor’s visit? Or perhaps even a needed screening or procedure? If you’ve been putting off care — whether it’s a recommended surgery, screening or simply your annual check-up — now’s the time to do it. Your health means everything. Taking care of it now…

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This week I have another Christmas treat, only this is a confection made by yours truly.

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On Saturday, I had one of those moments when I thought I had slipped into a time warp.

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Amidst widespread supply chain disruptions, delivery delays, and other continued logistical challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, this Small Business Saturday and holiday season is the perfect time to rethink how we shop for gifts and how we can better support the people and commun…

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I’ve recently sold two cars to two different teachers. And it reinforced something we all know, but don’t think about because it makes us uncomfortable.

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Attending Kerr-Vance Academy from preschool through 12th grade, I was fortunate to grow up in and be educated in an environment where failure to consider my future wasn’t an option.

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Think back: Have you ever been owed money — maybe a refund from a business, security deposit from a landlord or the return of a deposit from a utility company — and never received it? Could you be owed a tax refund that never arrived? Or maybe you never got that last paycheck from a former e…

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Whether or not Mike Houston is a good football coach shouldn’t have been up for debate for East Carolina fans, boosters or pundits. Though it wasn’t at the Division I FBS level, the 50-year-old had been a winner at each one of his previous head coaching stops: Division II Lenoir-Rhyne Univer…

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I think this week, we should all bow our heads and say a word of profound, humble thanks to our partner on this journey, euphemistically called, human history.

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Last month U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs ruled that UNC Chapel Hill does not discriminate against white and Asian-American applicants when it factors race in its undergraduate admissions process.

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Under the very first section of the Granville County Board of Education Policy 1100 — Governing Principles, exists this statement: “As its top priority, a system of excellent schools provides opportunities for individual students to succeed and overall student performance to improve.”

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Due to the nature of the races, I was informed that last Tuesday wasn’t the best time for me to grasp the true essence of a Vance County election. But maybe it actually was.

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This week, Gentle Reader, I have an exercise for you.

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More times than I can count, people have told me they want to see more positive news in the newspaper, no matter which newspaper it is I was working for at the time.

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On three occasions in one month on the job at The Dispatch, I’ve been asked either to send or receive faxes.

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Could the legendary president of the University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham, have helped Joe Biden last week get an agreement among the warring factions of the Democratic Party?

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Those of us that occasionally take sports too seriously ought to be required to experience, or revisit, athletic events like the Tri-City Seahawks’ Homecoming Saturday at Vance County Middle School.

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It is October on the Outer Banks. A late hurricane is threatening to wash away the beaches and blow down the old wooden houses that have been family treasures for generations. The Boston Red Sox are struggling to make the playoffs.

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Sometime during the night of Aug. 16, 1952, a small town disappeared from the face of the earth.

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I can’t remember exactly the year, but I know it was either 1999 or 2000 when my dad took me to see a Warren County at Northern Vance regular-season football game.

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Can Shakespeare’s Macbeth help us deal with President Biden’s decision to pull all American troops out of Afghanistan and do it quickly?

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According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the U.S., behind only skin cancers.

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The latest news about North Carolina transportation was no surprise. In a pattern all too familiar, our leaders have planned for and promised more highway projects than can be financed with current revenue sources.

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Henderson is a small town with some big-city traffic problems. Citizens like Penny Collins are doing their part to fight back against them, but it’s an uphill battle unless elected officials and local-government administrators work shoulder to shoulder to help.

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It’s hard to pinpoint the most maddening thing about the rushed, convoluted and opaque redistricting process that North Carolina Republican legislative leaders have been running in recent weeks, but there are several leading contenders.

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Twice last week, my reporting duties took me to the vicinity of the venerable Henderson fire station and clocktower on North Garnett Street. I’d say that’s perfect timing for the inaugural edition of this column, which I have dubbed “Clockwork.”

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For a country founded on its opposition to rule by a hereditary monarch, the United States has rather more than its share of family political dynasties. North Carolina has a few of its own, and as of this week a new one might be taking root.

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The United States of America will celebrate its 250th anniversary as a free and democratic republic in less than five years on July 4, 2026.

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It appears the discussion about the future of the N.C. High School Athletic Association is winding toward a conclusion that will put the State Board of Education, rather than legislators, in charge of working out a deal with the group about rulemaking and finances.

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When we first read Wiley Cash’s debut novel, “A Land More Kind Than Home,” we knew he had the potential to be an important North Carolina writer.

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It’s mere weeks from Halloween, so I thought I would try something different.

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When it comes to fighting COVID-19, we have no patience for cant, and even less for partisanship. So it was disappointing this week to see North Carolina’s senior U.S. senator, Richard Burr, indulge in both when he added his name to a letter demanding that the Biden administration update its…