Transparent government a must for JEDCO, city
The concept is simple — those who handle public funds should do so in as open and transparent a manner as possible.
Time changes but memories stay the same
What do we say in this 21st century that might be correct? To be correct and definitely not damage anyone’s feelings should it be: Happy Holidays, Season’s Greetings, Merry Christmas, a nod of the head or better yet nothing at all? I have noticed all of the above and many times displayed with no emotion at all.
A tragedy at the lake
How embarrassing for Jacksonville that every one of the 18 life jackets donated to help keep our kids safe while at the lake are gone.
Those life jackets were placed there to be used on the honor system — use it for the day, then put it back before you leave.
Let’s continue the debate
The Cherokee County Conservative Women’s Group is to be applauded for being the first to provide a venue for the two sides of the alcohol election debate to meet and deliver their positions in a public forum.
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Is it 40 years too late?
U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) recently introduced a resolution designating March 30 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. What a great way to show our Vietnam veterans how proud we are of them. It’s about time.
But is it too little, too late?
Jacksonville is one of the most unique, special communities in the state — and yet in so many ways our problems are the same as everyone else’s.
But they don’t have to be.
Editorial Board reminds of endorsement policy
The Daily Progress editorial board reminds readers of our endorsement policy.
As published on our Opinion page of each daily edition, our endorsement policy is as follows:
"The Jacksonville Daily Progress accepts letters endorsing a candidate or position on issues. Letters must be original and 300 words or less. Letters will be published as space allows, and will not be accepted within three days of an election."
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