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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…

January 06, 2018

The Bible isn't supposed to tell the government what to do.

The government in years past approved laws to pay benefits to poor people so they wouldn't be hungry, sick and homeless.

It doesn't make any sense to say that we cannot do that because it is not in the Bible.

The Bible doesn't tell the…

January 05, 2018

Since Rocky Mount and the state of North Carolina have so much extra money, how about putting that money to good use and buying some cans of paint to paint the lines on the road?

Have you ever driven at night with no lines on the road? It is even worse on a rainy night, especially on U.S. 64.

I…

January 04, 2018

Now that President Donald Trump has won the war, we can cut the $600 billion defense budget.

While we are at it, let’s get rid of the Pentagon, too.

That monstrosity serves as symbol of government inefficiency and waste.

Lets just dismantle it. It is just an old relic left over from the…

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

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 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

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.

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