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Editorials

February 26, 2017

The fight over Gov. Roy Cooper’s Cabinet secretaries needlessly escalated last week as a court date looms to resolve the impasse.

N.C. Senate Republicans on Thursday issued a subpoena to compel Cooper’s pick to head the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Larry Hall, to…

February 19, 2017

What was just a dream of a proposal a few months ago for Edgecombe County Public Schools officials suddenly looks to become a reality next year thanks to an endowment from an anonymous donor.

The Edgecombe County Board of Education last week approved a new initiative to offer qualified students the…

February 17, 2017

Compromise has been described as the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.

By that definition, we suppose, Gov. Roy Cooper's attempt to find a palatable way to repeal House Bill 2 has failed. His compromise proposal this week seemed to leave both…

February 15, 2017

If you’re looking for a job, the numbers that come out of the N.C. Department of Commerce probably don’t mean much to you. Never mind the 92 percent of the workforce who are employed, you still need a paycheck.

We’re reminded of that as unemployment figures come in each month.…

February 12, 2017

After a year in operation, the Nashville Police Department’s heroin recovery program has established a remarkable record of success.

Established in February 2016 by Nashville Police Chief Tom Bashore, the HOPE Initiative is the first of its kind in the state to offer addicts a road to…

February 09, 2017

As new property revaluations begin arriving in Nash County mailboxes this week, we might all benefit by stepping outside and breathing a collective sigh of relief.

For much of two years, we've waited nervously for this moment to arrive. The potential for disaster seemed as loaded as a letter bomb.…

February 08, 2017

Since the celebration last year of a Carolina Connector intermodal rail terminal to be built in Edgecombe County, leaders in the Twin Counties have eagerly awaited a "what's next" announcement.

Economic recruiters have long campaigned for major tenants at the Kingsboro industrial site off U.S. 64.…

February 07, 2017

For years, Gold Rock has been a nuisance area hiding in plain sight.

Located just off Interstate 95, the area once proved to be a popular stopping-off point for travelers up and down the Eastern Seaboard.

Motels and restaurants seemed a perfect fit for an exit so close to interstate traffic. But…

February 05, 2017

It was certainly encouraging news to hear Gov. Roy Cooper tell a packed house at the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting last week that he has been meeting weekly with Republican legislative leaders.

As Telegram staff writer Lindell John Kay reported, Cooper said he has been…

January 29, 2017

Rocky Mount will lose a longtime dedicated and effective public servant when City Manager Charles Penny retires in April.

Penny wore several hats and was deeply involved in a myriad of projects in his more than two decades with the city government. Appointed planning and development director in…

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