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I recommend standing

Combating racism raises the question of how to successfully accomplish societal change. This is a subject college students would have studied extensively back when there were required courses in subjects such as western civilization. Without that knowledge, we’ve seen a higher percentage of failed movements in America in the last few decades.

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Continuous rain during growing season is reason for poor pecan crop

LUMBERTON — Writing an article can present a daunting task when you are undecided on the topic. But then, once in a while, the question is clearly answered for you — the case in point, this time. When most of your requested home visits are addressing pecan trees, and half of the office calls are inquiring about pecan trees, I feel pretty confident there are even more folks in the county who may have questions about our wonderful, native nut-bearing tree.

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COVID leads to new opportunities

If 2020 has proven anything, it’s that we are adaptable and creative thinkers. For example, this time of year I would be highlighting the Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair. Unfortunately, because of COVID the fair had to be cancelled. So instead let’s talk about all the incredible virtual opportunities open to youth this fall. Many of these are set up as free opportunities available to teachers or parents; only a small number are open to just 4-H members.

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