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TREELESS AND EXPOSED

After tree cutting last week, those still standing will remain

Heroin-like substance seized at N.C. state line

Healthy Harvest Community Garden awarded $48,000 grant


Sports

Clarksville Debs advance in state tourney

All-Star girls move towards title with routs of Amherst, Buckingham

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Opinion

The things people say

It has been brought to my attention that this part of your friendly community newspaper is prone to hyperpartisanship and excessive criticism of public figures — running the gamut from America’s head of state to the enablers, toadies and lickspittles who strive diligently to normalize his, um, unprecedented leadership of the United States of America.

Into the sunset

In just about all of life’s pursuits you’ll find solid, hardworking, competent people who keep their heads down, theirs lips zipped and their eyes on the ball. They usually do a great job of tending to business — theirs, and sometimes even yours. Then there are folks who go the other way: people who can’t leave well enough alone, who go out of their way to act in gratuitous fashion, who won’t shoot straight because that’s hard to do so while talking out of both sides of the mouth.

Thoughtful

Thought of the day #1: If someone around here really wanted to stimulate the economy, they’d have built a new unemployment office by now.

The dim reaper

What a prize for a press corps we have in this country. I was pecking away at the keyboard last Friday afternoon when my brother called and told me about this Santelli guy going off on CNBC. Come to find out later that correspondent Rick Santelli's rant against the Obama Administration's mortgage relief plan was an instant media sensation, drawing only slightly less page views on the Internet than the Bible has received throughout recorded history. Jeremiah had nothing on this Santelli guy. Reap the whirlwind and all that booyah!

Stepping up

We’ll see what the Board of Supervisors decides to do with the new bids for the county’s abandoned school properties, but I sure was glad to see Jack Dunavant step up this week with a $100,000 offer for C.H. Friend.

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