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June 01, 2018

Several letters recently claimed that poverty programs have been a failure since 1964. The writers think if we eliminate the programs, prosperity and happiness will abound. Sounds like a fairy tale.

According to the U.S. Government Budget Office, the three biggest sectors of the U.S. budget are 19…

May 31, 2018

We could not believe what we heard at the Rocky Mount City Council meeting on May 14.

We are stunned that the mayor and the city attorney, Jeb Rose, allowed the Rev. Richard Joyner to be interviewed for the vacant City Council seat for Ward 3. Rose is even guiltier as he knows he only told council…

May 31, 2018

It is good that the word from the meeting about the Confederate memorial on Falls Road was "hopeful."

Meetings held by diplomats almost always say the results were meaningful, but that only means they didn't shoot at each other.

I am impressed that the seating was divided among several tables. I…

May 30, 2018

The law and order administration, what a farce!

Trump is breaking all constitutional rules in trying to silence Mueller and fire Rosenstein. Where are all the senators and congressman who complained President Obama was lawless and over-reaching his authority — somewhere cowering in a corner?…

May 29, 2018

Due to my grandson’s school assignment, I decided to reread “1984” by George Orwell and “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley. Both classics come across new and alarmingly relevant in America 2018.

The fresh take away is the source of intolerance and lost freedoms. It's…

May 28, 2018

The Heritage Foundation is making real progress in developing solutions for school safety.


Firearms are used in self-defense hundreds of thousands of times each year.

Most gun-related crimes are carried out with illegally owned firearms — as much as 80 percent, according to some…

May 27, 2018

I just read another letter with another approach at solving the gun violence problem in the United States. The writer felt that the gun violence problem is being caused by the gun industry.

Gun violence in the United States is not being caused by the gun, the NRA or the gun manufactures. Gun…

May 26, 2018

Recent events in Gaza were reminiscent of TV scenes from Birmingham during the civil rights struggle in the 1960s.

Palestinians using slingshots in the face of "shoot to kill" orders from Netanyahu's mililtary left 60 dead and 2,700 injured. When such events take place in Syria, Nickki Haley…

May 26, 2018

What ever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion?

Folks setting to break out their outdoor grill this Memorial Day face a nasty choice. If they undercook their hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken nuggets, their family and…

May 25, 2018

Thank you Mary Ann Kannon May for inspiring me to write this letter expressing concern and support for Rocky Mount Gynecology and Women's Health Drs. Adkins, Brantley and High.

I have been a patient of Dr. Adkins for 28 years and I entrusted my primary health care to this practice for most of these…

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