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GPS directions to peaceful cohabitation

In view of the increasing proliferation of gun related homicides, multiple murders, etc., there always enters the demand for more gun control and I’m sure that may make some difference. However I am more in tune with the old adage, “Guns don’t kill, people do!” As long as you can “keep hate alive” among the masses (by whatever means), there will always be found ever increasing and more sophisticated methods of expressing it-–by men and nations. Continue reading GPS directions to peaceful cohabitation

Join the struggle for good government

by Edith Rasell

Campaign season will be here very soon. (Why are you groaning?) And once November 3 is behind us, we will enter the year-long, agonizing slog to the presidential election. (ARGH!) We are very fortunate to live in a democracy but why do we dread elections? Why are they so painful, so uninformative, so undemocratic? There are many reasons, of course, but money is a huge part of the problem. This longstanding concern was made far worse by the recent Supreme Court decisions that opened the floodgates to allow nearly unlimited personal and corporate wealth to flow into races. How can voters with limited time and fading interest see through the slick, expensive, unending ads? Many don’t bother and have quit voting. Continue reading Join the struggle for good government

Esteemed local pastor retires from pulpit

Rev. K.B. Wright steps down after 42 years of service
Rev. Dr. Kenneth B. Wright, pastor of First Baptist Church, Gainsboro.
Rev. Dr. Kenneth B. Wright, pastor of First Baptist Church, Gainsboro.

by S. Rotan Hale

There is no wealth in the world greater than the procured appreciation of spiritual development. Throughout history, spiritual leaders have been pivotal in the development of society on many levels.

One community centered around Roanoke’s First Baptist Church, Gainsboro (FBCG) is presently transitioning through the retirement of its pastor Rev. Dr. Kenneth B. Wright who has been the spiritual leader of this historic church in northwest for 42 years. Continue reading Esteemed local pastor retires from pulpit