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Have We Been Gaslighting Elmo?

By Chuck Roy, Publisher Last week our Associated Press subscription lit up with yet another viral moment. It was about one of our favorite TV characters – Sesame Street’s Elmo. And it seems that Elmo’s unhinged rant about a pet rock resonates with many exasperated citizens and that many Americans said that they could relate...


It’s Not Complicated

By Chuck Roy, Publisher We are not complicated; we are simply a local newspaper focused on our community. And we know we are defying the odds. Yet, we’re growing in spite of the heresy and the hysteria. In an era when many local newspapers are struggling, The Winnsboro News has recently added almost 120 new...


A Continuity of Community

By Chuck Roy, Publisher, The Winnsboro News It’s Christmas, filled with strings of lights, festive songs, and excitement that children feel when you say the word, “Christmas.” I love it, and I suspect that most of you do as well. I hope so, anyway. At Christmas, there’s a joy and love that we want to...


Not Home for the Holidays

By Chuck Roy, Publisher, The Winnsboro News If there are any people around Winnsboro who do not believe that The Great Sickness hasn’t adjusted our lives, then it is now time to climb out from under that rock of isolationism. The pandemic has been a game changer this year and those changes are likely to...


How to Support Small Businesses This Holiday Season

Black Friday and Cyber Monday blowout sales can be difficult for small, locally owned retailers to match. But supporting small businesses doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing approach. Even shifting a small percentage of your holiday shopping from big-box stores to mom-and-pop shops can have a big impact on the merchants as well as the...