Perspectives

The meaning of Memorial Day: One veteran’s perspective

Dale Beatty is the co-founder of Purple Heart Homes.

Viewpoint: Support, advocacy are critical to helping people with mental illness

If you become aware of someone in the midst of a mental health crisis, assess the situation for safety, and, if necessary, call 911. Otherwise, call the Partners Access to Care line – 888-235-HOPE (4673).

Letter to the Editor: Community support for My Sister's House greatly appreciated

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Viewpoint: Nothing compares to losing a child

Compassionate Friends of Mooresville offers support for grieving parents.

Viewpoint: Lessons learned from seeking a better understanding of self, others

David Bradley is the president and CEO of the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce.

Financial Focus: Your life insurance needs will change over time

Insurance can be important at every stage of your life. You’ll help yourself – and your loved ones – by getting the coverage you need when you need it.

Viewpoint: The Tom Dooley Project was a huge success

I hope this group will create another historical drama. The Statesville community clearly demonstrated an interest in this type of theater.

Viewpoint: The best nurses care for patients' mind, body and spirit

May 6-12 is Nurses Week.

Letter to the Editor: School district should return to the basics

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Open Letter to the City Council: Please reconsider decision to rename Lakewood Park

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Viewpoint: Power of the Cross Identity Rally offers chance for a new direction

Christian rally will be held April 30-May at 1426 Northside Drive, Statesville. Free dinner will be provided to the first 1,000 people each night.

What I learned about entrepreneurship from being born with a club foot

Viewpoint: Parks Thompson's parents provided a valuable life lesson at early age.

Financial Focus: Gifts – and tips – for new graduates

Consider offering a combination of financial gifts and tips, which, taken together, could set your graduate on a path toward a successful, independent life.

Financial Focus: Don’t get swayed by these investment 'myths'

Maggie Shoobridge column: Five myths you should ignore when investing.

Viewpoint: City Council should base annexation decision on facts

Opponents of proposed $9 million, multifamily development expected to voice concerns at Monday's meeting.

Letter to the Editor: Passage of STOP Act will help combat opioid epidemic

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Derone McNeill column: Being patient isn't always easy

With so many different options and tools like online bill pay, making the decision to change banks is about as complicated as buying a house or a new car.

Derone McNeill column: What effective leadership looks like

With the challenges that we face in our communities day in and day out, it’s about time we developed some fine, valuable leaders.

Viewpoint: Punishment in Jeff Archer's death did not fit the crime

Man responsible for bike shop owner's death could be out of prison in less than three years.

Guest Viewpoint: First Baptist Church grateful for community response after fire

Statesville Fire Department contained fire quickly. Individuals and other churches have offered assistance in aftermath.

Thomas Alexander column: The clay pigeon is crying

We must find a solution for our deteriorating neighborhoods.

Time for some financial spring cleaning

This year, as you shake off the cobwebs from winter and start tidying up around your home and yard, why not also do some financial spring cleaning?

Guest Viewpoint: City Council should spend tax dollars to save Vance Hotel

Investing in project would help further revitalize downtown, help local businesses and generate additional property tax revenues.

Financial Focus: Consider giving financial gifts for Valentine's Day

Your generosity will be felt long after the chocolates are eaten and the flowers have faded.

Guest Viewpoint: Federal cuts would endanger domestic violence victims

Programs like My Sister's House fear changes by Trump administration

Letter to the Editor: A new era of hope, faith and prosperity has begun

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Letter to the Editor: This is a historic day for our nation

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Letter to the Editor: What's happening to our country is far from great

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Guest Viewpoint: 'Distance is our best protection' from heavy industry

Editor's Note: Melissa Neader presented the following remarks during Tuesday's public hearing about proposed amendments to the Land Development Code.

Guest Viewpoint: Being Miss Statesville is unlike any other job

Grace Dirig will represent Iredell County in the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant.

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