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October 16, 2018

There's a lot of bad information going around about the six constitutional amendments on this year's ballot.

The questions on your ballot were written by legislators who want them to sound as enticing as possible. They're like the ads for $99 plane tickets that fail to mention baggage and other add-…

Colin Campbell

October 16, 2018

When we first moved to Rocky Mount 13 years ago, one of the first things I discovered was the beautiful Braswell library — what a treasure for the city of Rocky Mount.

I am at the library weekly, I read all genre of books and usually these books are in great shape, quite a testament to the…

October 15, 2018

Donald Trump may be remembered as the most honest president in modern American history.

Don't get me wrong, Trump lies all the time. He said that he "enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history" (actually they are the eighth largest) and that "our economy is the strongest it's ever…


October 15, 2018

The economy is doing great, despite the reporting of the New York Times.

I checked the numbers I reported in my last letter, and Bloomberg verifies their correctness and PolitiFact backs them up as well.

1. The 327,000 new manufacturing jobs over the last year represent the best 12-month stretch in…

October 14, 2018

State lawmakers grouped six constitutional amendments on the November ballot in a way that limits efforts to distinguish each amendment from the others.

A recent complaint from former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory highlights one potential problem that results for amendment supporters.

Each amendment…

Mitch Kokai

October 14, 2018

The debate surrounding the selection of Brett Kavanaugh to the nation’s Supreme Court for me was never about partisan politics.

When his nomination went through, it confirmed for me that there is a deep, ongoing decay in our society’s moral fiber, a toxic infection in our…

October 12, 2018

Here is how to interpret the alarming new United Nations-sponsored report on global warming: We are living in a horror movie.

The world needs statesmen to lead the way to safety. Instead we have President Trump, who essentially says, "Hey, let's all head to the dark, creepy basement where the chain…

Eugene Robinson

October 12, 2018

Forty years ago in Rocky Mount, a group of courageous sanitation workers made history that transformed the institutions of politics, race relations and economics in Rocky Mount with the landmark movement of the 1978 Sanitation Workers Strike.

On Monday, the Rocky Mount City Council rendered a…

October 11, 2018

It all started with a dress.

Well, really it started in 1981 when a group from Christ Episcopal Church started an outreach program for victims of domestic violence. By 1986, a shelter was purchased and since that time My Sister’s House has expanded to have offices in Nashville, Rocky Mount…

October 11, 2018

President Trump apologized to Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family for the "terrible pain and suffering" they endured during his confirmation process, declaring that "what happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process." Democrats seem to be taking the…

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