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January 09, 2018

I think the administration of Gov. Roy Cooper favors the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 600-mile project connecting natural-gas generation in West Virginia to natural-gas consumers in Virginia and North Carolina. But I’m not entirely sure.

Two of Cooper’s cabinet…


January 09, 2018

January and July traditionally are months when the American Red Cross puts out urgent requests for blood. Cold weather, holidays and summer vacations often relegate blood donations to a back burner among folks who usually don’t mind rolling up a sleeve and giving.

But this year, the need is…

January 09, 2018

A caller recently expressed their disgust with our president stating they could never accept him being their president.

They have my sympathy because I just finished eight years with no president.

So hang on, you didn't offer me any other choice.

They call it payback, I think.…

January 08, 2018

So, to start the year, our president bragged that he has a “much bigger” nuclear button than the guy in North Korea.

Coming next week: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un compare finger length and shoe and head size. That last is complicated by the fact that they have what are two of the worst…


January 08, 2018

It is no wonder we are distrustful of our big institutions.

Drug companies, big, gigantic drug companies, push opioids just like the street dealers.

They will do anything to get someone hooked to keep coming back for more.

January 07, 2018

The Trump administration’s announcement last week of a five-year plan to open up areas of the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans to offshore drilling has been pointedly and correctly met with a wave of bipartisan condemnation.

The proposal calls for expanded drilling in the Arctic, opening…

January 07, 2018

While 2017 was a good and productive year for many public and private institutions in North Carolina, it was a tragic year for our prison system.

Five staffers were killed by inmates, one during an April incident at a Bertie County prison and four more during an October escape attempt at Pasquotank…


January 07, 2018

I am reading the Speak Up columns for Dec. 30, and once again I am noticing that anytime someone calls with a pro-Trump agenda, their comments are placed in the newspaper.

I am going to try something because I am definitely anti-Trump.

This is what I say about Republicans, conservatives and the Tea…

January 07, 2018

I am calling in reference to Mike Armstrong's Letter to the Editor, headlined “Socialism by any other means.”

When he begins to make a list of ways we can make America great again, the first thing he mentions is a free nation could then begin dismantling the welfare state.

What he does…

January 06, 2018

Another Telegram article informs readers that the city of Rocky Mount has hired another resume polisher. According to the limited information in the paper, this $120,000 annual salaried person has worked for a slew of cities, apparently not able or willing to hold a steady job until retirement.…

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