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Letters to the Editor

November 23, 2016

My parents first opened Baileys in downtown Rocky Mount in 1948. From that day, we have been a part of our community in so many ways.

We have all been through the good times and the bad times together.

Our family and all of our employees have raised their families here. They have donated their time…

November 10, 2016

I was working in the flower garden and there it was, a perfect rose, just the way God designed it to be. It was beautiful!

Looking further I saw a rose bud that had been nibbled on by an insect, another had a stem that was broken, probably from the wind, and some plants had black spot from disease…

November 10, 2016

Regardless of your race, gender or party registration we would all have to admit General Election 2016 has been contentious and divisive.

Politics truly has brought out the worst in many people. Yet, the day after is inevitable and how shall we now live? I love Rocky Mount and rural Eastern North…

November 03, 2016

A metaphor is a reading skill taught on the elementary level. “From the ashes, arose a phoenix bird.”

In comparison, from the thousands and thousands of voting citizens residing in the six districts being represented by incumbents, finally a citizen rose to compete against a current…

November 02, 2016

Never before in American history has there been a candidate running for president under an active criminal investigation by the FBI – that is, until now.

The Clintons have been involved in scandal after scandal for the past 30 years. Now she wants to take her sewage into the Oval office.…

October 28, 2016

We firmly believe that a nation’s greatness is measured by how well the poorest, most disabled and most downtrodden citizens are cared for. The current version for the USA’s measure of greatness seems to be how much wealth can be accumulated by the top 1%, and how much hegemony is…

October 26, 2016

For parents and educators alike, the 2016 election season has presented some unprecedented challenges. It has increasingly become difficult to drown out the noise and identify candidates on a national, state and local level who seek public office as a means to truly serve others.

They are out there,…

October 24, 2016

The great American actress Katherine Hepburn was once asked to assess the acting ability of a certain young thespian.

Hepburn said that watching her act was like peering into someone's head. “You can see the wheels move.” “Click.” “Click.” “Click.…

October 22, 2016

We four former Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, two Democrats and two Republicans, are writing to express our support for the re-election of Senior Associate Justice Robert H. (Bob) Edmunds in November.

We know from experience the importance of each member of the Court. We…

October 21, 2016

“Make no mistake about it,” Franklin Graham said Thursday in Raleigh for his final appearance at 50 state capital gatherings to pray for the nation, “this election is about the Supreme Court.” (And where was the press, TV or radio coverage of this gathering of 5,000 or more…

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