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Frank Ruff, Author at The Charlotte Gazette

Guest columns

Column – Lockboxes would undermine the election

Sadly, in the dark of the night, this governor’s administration is trying to undermine our democracy as we know it. Last week, the Department of ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Monday, August 10, 2020 2:57 pm


Column – Death rates for virus are very low

We have been inundated with data about the Coronavirus since March.  The news media has covered the issue relentlessly for more than five months, giving ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Monday, August 3, 2020 11:42 am

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Column – Trying to stay positive

All of us have been challenged by the events in the news this year. It was heartbreaking enough when our lives were flipped on end ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Monday, July 27, 2020 10:31 pm

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COLUMN — State senator has questions about school reopening plans

Let me begin with this statement — we all should be cautious during this period of COVID-19. We should all wear masks when we are ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Monday, July 20, 2020 12:57 pm


School plan comes with many challenges

Business is not the only thing that has changed this year because of the COVID-19 issues. In mid-March, Gov. Ralph Northam made the decision to ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Monday, July 13, 2020 11:11 am

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COLUMN – Every facet of life has changed

In a normal year, we should be celebrating July 4 together. This is not a normal year. The lead up to this year’s holiday has ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:04 pm

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‘Thin blue line’ will get thinner

The term “thin blue line” is used to refer to those law enforcement officers who are assigned the task of keeping society from descending into ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:29 pm

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Attempts to eradicate instead of contextualizing history invariably fail

Regrettably, when someone lacks a strong belief in values, they tend to flap this way and that like a flag in a breeze. This is ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Saturday, June 13, 2020 11:55 am

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Senator questions Northam’s decisions

We all grew up being told more, bigger, and better is good. Such phrases as “keeping up with the Joneses” was the mantra of the ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Saturday, June 6, 2020 8:58 am

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We have much to mourn

This is a time for mourning. We began the week as we have traditionally done with Memorial Day, mourning for those that we have lost ... Read more

by Frank Ruff, Friday, May 29, 2020 2:07 pm

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