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January 03, 2018

I don't know if the tax reform bill is a good thing or a bad thing. 

What I do know and what I have seen now is just how crooked most politicians are.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker was not going to vote for this bill until he got something in there that he wanted that would help him.

That just goes to…

January 02, 2018

There are many things individuals can do to lower their carbon footprint and reduce global warming. Here are a few of them:

Drive more fuel efficient vehicles, electric cars or hybrids. Combine trips to reduce the number of miles driven. Take a day off from driving your car one day a week.


January 02, 2018

I am calling in regard to some recent comments pertaining to President Donald Trump.

I just want to say even though he won the presidency, I think people need to understand that not everyone supports him.

To see some of the comments such as what he did in the past should not matter now and that he…

January 01, 2018

I am completely in favor of federal spending on UFO research, an outlay whose existence was revealed to surprisingly little paranoid excitement by The New York Times recently. It is a sign of civilizational health to devote excess dollars to the scientific fringe, and to hope that bizarre secrets…


January 01, 2018

What would New Year’s Day be without some black eyed peas, bowl games and a pocketful of resolutions at the ready?

Today is not a day for the cynics. We don’t need any negativity as we welcome a fresh start in the new year. Internet trolls: Feel free to take a day off. Mean tweet…

January 01, 2018

I would like to know why the city of Rocky Mount continues to give City Councilman Reuben Blackwell and the OIC $50,000 to do a highway construction class in which you only receive a certificate to be a flagman, the person who holds the stop sign.

The carpentry class is nothing more than a safety…

December 31, 2017

Like much of the rest of the world, the Twin Counties certainly had its share of ups and downs throughout the past year.

But for the most part, 2017 turned out to be a pretty good year for the area.

While the plans for a new CSX intermodal terminal have been placed on hold and may never come to…

December 31, 2017

Does Gov. Roy Cooper believe that North Carolina’s tax burden should be $3 billion higher?

It’s a fair question to ask given what Charlie Perusse, the governor’s budget director, said at a recent press briefing. While explaining that the Cooper administration will likely propose…

John Hood

December 31, 2017

Thank you, Rocky Mount, for the beautiful decorations that were downtown in some of the store windows, and also at the Imperial Centre and the Rocky Mount Mill area.

Everyone should take a ride through before the decorations are taken down.

They are really beautiful.

December 31, 2017

I had only one Christmas wish this year.

It was that Ebenezer Trump would be visited by the ghost of Christmas past, present and future.

Maybe ghosts like Thomas Payne, Abraham Lincoln and Sojourner Truth would be good candidates and that he would become the most decent and honorable man that this…

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