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Spring Break fun for kids, sanity for parents
Spring Break fun for kids, sanity for parents

For kids in the public and private schools in Nash and Wilson counties, this week is Spring Break. For many parents, this means trouble. Those who have trips to the beach planned, or some other type of vacation are set; others who have to make it to the summer months may not be prepared.
This, of course, is where, once again, where the Soapbox staff steps in and provides a valuable community service.

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Reading a newspaper could solve a lot!
Reading a newspaper could solve a lot!

I’ve heard the comment, “People don’t read newspapers anymore” quite a bit over the past few years.
It bothers me and not because newspapers is what I do for a living but more so because it makes me believe our world has become out of touch.
You hear a lot of the older generation complaining about our youth today. They don’t do this and they don’t do that.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month . . . “It’s time to talk about it!”

Dear Editor:
My Sister’s House provides services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Nash and Edgecombe Counties. In 2013 we served 54 sexual assault victims. One sexual assault victim is one too many.

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Backward Glances
Backward Glances

BUMPER CROP –– This photo was originally published in The Graphic on August 18, 1955. The photo was taken on the farm of R.P. Bass at Bass’ Crossroads where workers were barning a bumper crop of tobacco.

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Nash County Animal Friends’ Notebook
Nash County Animal Friends’ Notebook

Don’t “rescue” any animal unless you are prepared to provide vet care, love, socialization and a home until a forever home is found, one that you personally can find.  Remember too that you are responsible for the spay/neutering of all that  you rescue or you will just be contributing to the problem you thought you solved. Don’t count on a Rescue to take them, because they are usually full, but at least be prepared to foster for them while they help.

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