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January 15, 2018

This is a comment to Mike Armstrong.

Hallelujah, you have said exactly what I thought and what many of the good citizens of Rocky Mount are also feeling.

Hiring someone for a salary of $120,000 is crazy.

That, of course, is like you said – double what most of the good citizens get paid.…

January 14, 2018

I am calling in reference to a suggestion.

There are a lot of events in the Rocky Mount, Nash and Tarboro areas that the readers and the citizens of these areas are not aware of.

I get the newspaper daily and I am constantly reading about events that have taken place.

It would be wonderful if the…

January 13, 2018

There is a fine for littering on the highways.

Why don't they do something about these big-time farmers who drive miles from the cotton fields to where they are taking it to their farms?

They litter all up and down the highway and don't pick it up.

They should be made to either pay a fine or cover…

January 12, 2018

I am calling regarding the recent comments pertaining to Donald Trump.

I did not vote for Barack Obama, but I accepted him as my president, as he was legally elected.

I think the people should do the same thing for Donald Trump.

In fact, I am proud that I supported him and will continue to support…

January 11, 2018

It is outrageous that we have as president a man who refused to go to Vietnam as a young man.

Dr. King was right.

America's poor sons paid a disproportionate price during Vietnam.

America's well-to-do avoided the war.

January 10, 2018

It sounds like some people around here need to relax and get beyond their Puritan roots and beliefs.

Brew pubs, taprooms and lotteries are the future.

We are here to enjoy life, not to keep our noses pressed firmly to the grindstone.

It is OK to live a little, really it is.

Have a brewsky, play the…

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

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

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…

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