Speak Up

February 24, 2017

Educators are the oldest profession and I would like to thank all educators, active and retired, who worked in public education.

President Trump has chosen Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education. She has no experience or idea of how public education works. 

Some active educators are…

February 23, 2017

The federal government needs to start imposing a fee on all these companies who manufacture products that find their way into the landfill once they’ve been used.

These are plastic products. They never break down and they are not biodegradable. They will be in the landfill forever and…

February 21, 2017

President Trump acts like he wants to get us into war with all of his tough talk to North Korea and Iran especially.

I am hoping that is not the case. I hope it's just all a lot of bluster.

After all the comments that he had on the campaign trail that were critical of some of the wars we have…

February 20, 2017

I often wonder if the same people who refuse to work for a living are the same people who continue to trash our city with litter being thrown out of their car windows.

Please stop trashing our city.

February 19, 2017

Smokers treat the whole world as if it is their ashtray.

I get so tired of it.

I thought this new law would help.I don't know that it hasn’t made things worse.

Before, the smoker would take his cigarette into the establishment and put it in an ashtray.Now they just sling them out in parking…

February 18, 2017

President Trump has scared everyone to death; that is the ones who don't like him because he has gotten into office trying to do a great job trying to get us back on track.

So to all of you who believe he is such a bad person and protesting against him, you need to grow up because he is doing what…

February 17, 2017

Our city leaders said our utility bills here in Rocky Mount were going down. It hasn't even been cold but one week and my electric bill continues to rise each month.

I often wonder if some neighborhoods are subsidizing others and cannot wait for higher taxes to pay for an event center, which…

February 16, 2017

There are a lot of cars out there with radiator leaks. I know this because I see green puddles all the time.

If it is green, then it is leaking antifreeze. Antifreeze is very toxic to pets.

If that antifreeze mixes with rain and dilutes it, some of it is still toxic.

If you have a leaking…

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