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November 19, 2017

When I say this in no way do I want to diminish the importance of anyone’s life because no matter how rich, poor or any situation in life, a life is precious and God given.

I know that it needs to be aired when these terror acts occur.My problem is the news media prolongs and keeps it running…

November 18, 2017

War is the biggest cost to the U.S. Treasury and there is nothing else that really comes close to it.

We spent $2 trillion in Iraq alone. We spent probably a trillion to blow up Iraq and another trillion to put it back together.

How insane is that?

The entire food stamp program is not even…

November 17, 2017

I would like to thank the VFW of Rocky Mount for adopting N.C. 97 west of town and doing a fantastic job of cleaning up litter on the roadside.

This area would look horrible without their efforts.

I wish more organizations or churches would adopt roads and pick up litter the way the VFW does.…

November 16, 2017

John McCain has come out recently and said that the four Army soldiers who were killed in Niger were killed because of budget cuts.

Sen. McCain, you should be ashamed of yourself. Even if you think that, you shouldn’t pour salt into the wounds of the grieving families.

If you want to get…

November 15, 2017

Liberals think that all evil resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

In fact evil resides at the corner of Hollywood and Vine.

Hollywood is completely decadent.

November 14, 2017

I am a U.S. veteran and I don't like all this racial divide in our country.

I have one question.

How can you hate me when you don't even know me?

November 13, 2017

Shame on the congressional representatives from Florida who tried to make political hay out of the call from President Trump to the fallen widow of the U.S. soldier.

You don't politicize such things.

That is out of bounds.

November 12, 2017

We have returned once again to the dueling local talk shows, one in the dawn of the morning and the other in the sleepy evenings.

Neither can claim a trophy for fighting for issues that would advance the quality of life for the citizens of Rocky Mount.

The minority-led talk show championing the…

November 12, 2017

I am calling in response to the Speak up where the caller stated people should give back to the community instead of allowing produce to stay out in the fields and rot.

We did it to ourselves. Some people would go and get what they need.

It went from that to people carrying trailers behind the…

November 11, 2017

I am calling about the drug-laced candy sales.

This man that they were writing about in the paper says that the candy is just flying off the shelves.

The kids are buying it so fast.

He ought to be arrested for selling it.

I think something should start there.

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