Opinion

 

Schools need funds to grow creative thinkers

By Sandra Hayes • Guest Columnist | I volunteer with QuickDraw of WNC, an art auction where artists step up to help put supplies on classroom shelves in our public schools. We’re raising money right now.

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Juggling the five balls

I recently went on a girls’ beach trip to Hilton Head Island. It’d been a while since I enjoyed surf and sun with my female tribe. The last all-female excursion was in August of 2016, the same week my mom passed away unexpectedly. She’d been battling cancer but was projected to live much longer, so her death came as a shock. Every time I thought about a girls’ beach trip, my stomach knotted. I associated the timing of my previous experience with my mother’s passing. 

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Community colleges deserve support
 

Community colleges deserve support

To the Editor:

As North Carolina faces an economic crisis amidst a pandemic, our community colleges will be key to recovery efforts. 

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Tillis should explain his vote
 

Tillis should explain his vote

To the Editor:

The following is a letter I wrote to Senator Thom Tillis, R-N.C.

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Cartoon, June 16, 2021

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Social media is not the public square

Think Facebook’s ban of Donald Trump is justified? It’s a fascinating issue, one that gets to the heart of the differences between the internet and more traditional news sources like television, radio and newspapers.

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Home prices leave
 many hopeless
 

Home prices leave
 many hopeless

To the Editor:

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Don’t trust 
the oligarchs
 

Don’t trust 
the oligarchs

To the Editor:

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Is this really the land of the free?
 

Is this really the land of the free?

To the Editor:

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