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March 30, 2017

In the News & Observer on March 22 was a story of a young man who lied to the FBI and was sentenced to 27 months in prison.

Hilary Clinton lied to Congress four times or more and she received nothing.

This is a story of the rich and the poor, where justice is never dealt out equally.

I don't…

March 29, 2017

Mr. Young is convinced that human life begin at conception.

In my Bible it says God formed man from the dust and breathed into him the breath of life.

Life begins at the moment of birth when someone breathes in air.

March 27, 2017

It is disgusting to continue to read beer, beer, beer, its industry and the money that it is supposed to bring and how it is going to help Rocky Mount and Tarboro.

What a shame.

What are we adults supposedly trying to say to our young people? What is in their future?

Just drink and have fun?…

March 26, 2017

I really enjoyed reading about the city launching work on the community center but I have a question.

Why is there so much verbal coverage given to the remarks by Lige Daughtridge?

Is he involved in the downtown revitalization efforts or just someone who wants to invest in downtown with his…

March 26, 2017

There are bars, pubs and saloons on every street corner in big cities.

It is great. Anyone can go in, have a drink and relax.

It makes perfect sense if you think about it. In big cities you don't have to drive home. You can take a subway or you can walk home.

It doesn't work in the…

March 26, 2017

Everybody talks about global warming, and yes, that is a problem.

At some point, it is going to affect future generations, but I am more concerned with our throw-away society.

Everything we have now ends up in landfills, virtually everything.

Yes, we recycle some cardboard boxes and some plastic…

March 25, 2017

I am calling Speak Up with a question.

I would like to know how to stop the robo calls.

They say there is a toll-free number that you can call and block them.

I have had 16 calls today. I sure would appreciate if someone will provide me with the number.

Editor’s note: The website for the…

March 24, 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a dud.

It is no wonder to me that his TV show tanked.

He cannot make it anymore unless he is surrounded by other stars in a big action movie, and his days as a action star are fast coming to a close.

Schwarzenegger got his family's housekeeper pregnant while his own wife,…

March 23, 2017

I appreciate what the superintendent is trying to do to help Nash-Rocky Mount Schools cut costs, but I have a question.

What positions are being cut at the central office?

If other positions are cut, then their work will be cut, too.

It should be an equal percentage cut between the central office…

March 23, 2017

I have a question about the reservoir?

How long are they going to keep it down like they are and what is this going to do to the fish spawning this spring?

Some of the fish are already looking for a place to spawn and where they normally spawn is exposed.

Is the city giving any consideration to…

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