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Letters to the Editor

February 28, 2017 - 29 minutes ago

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a bad deal for North Carolina and in spite of Duke and Dominion’s slick, big money push to rush it through, it will not go unchallenged.

Their high pressure gas transmission pipeline, behind schedule and still lacking approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory…

February 27, 2017

I would like to get something clarified. When Barack Obama was president, he would produce legislation for Congress to enact. In cases where he could not get the Republican-controlled Congress to pass his legislation, he would issue an executive order.

When he did this he was labeled by Republicans…

February 26, 2017

The New England Patriots are a dynasty. In the years to come, they will be viewed as such.

Super Bowl LI (51) was the fifth Super Bowl won by the Pats.

That’s the stuff of dynasties.

To think that this team, after having enjoyed so much success already, could keep winning on football’s…

February 25, 2017

March 4 is North Carolina’s Confederate Flag Day. This is a day marked in significance not for the mere material of various colors that fly on a flag staff but for what that “standard, banner or emblem,” represents. There was a time and it still exists in some homes where we were…

February 23, 2017

If we need a sign of disarray, then we have the Russians testing our resolve. Like Nixon, we have a germophobe who exaggerates everything we would call lies or "liar." Three weeks passed before they let go of Michael Flynn when they knew all the time what he had done and let him sit in on meetings.…

February 22, 2017

After the election, I heard a lot of people asking: "What now?"

We can start by making sure Congress doesn't target anti-poverty programs that help millions of families afford the basic necessities of life. If poverty and inequality are truly important to the new Congress, they…

February 22, 2017

A college degree is not about money-making potential only. A degree implies hard work and determination. Being educated means enlarging one’s horizons and exposing one’s self to the intellectual side of life.

College is not for everyone. One can make a life financially without a degree.…

February 20, 2017

The controversy over House Bill 2, the “bathroom law” is still raging while the state continues to lose businesses and jobs. Our state legislators are being very paternalistic and old fashioned in their thinking.

They think women are delicate creatures who need protection from…

February 19, 2017

Memories of Rocky Mount in the early 1940’s

Memories of my childhood are flooding back after reading about the history of Rocky Mount recently in the Rocky Mount Telegram.

I was born and raised in Rocky Mount on what is now the historical Mill village at 12 Carr Street, but currently now…

February 16, 2017

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who had any part in my liver transplant 13 years ago (Feb. 17, 2004). Most of all, I want to thank God for his grace and mercy in saving my soul on May 4, 1971.

Thank God for Donna Murphy Mays, my sister Peggy Etheridge's daughter, who gave me part…

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