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November 12, 2017

We have returned once again to the dueling local talk shows, one in the dawn of the morning and the other in the sleepy evenings.

Neither can claim a trophy for fighting for issues that would advance the quality of life for the citizens of Rocky Mount.

The minority-led talk show championing the…

November 12, 2017

I am calling in response to the Speak up where the caller stated people should give back to the community instead of allowing produce to stay out in the fields and rot.

We did it to ourselves. Some people would go and get what they need.

It went from that to people carrying trailers behind the…

November 11, 2017

I am calling about the drug-laced candy sales.

This man that they were writing about in the paper says that the candy is just flying off the shelves.

The kids are buying it so fast.

He ought to be arrested for selling it.

I think something should start there.

November 10, 2017

My comment is in response to the caller concerning the State Employees Credit Union.

You do not have to work for the state to deposit your money into the credit union.

It doesn't matter where you work.

You can deposit your money in that bank just the same as you can at any other bank.…

November 09, 2017

I have heard recently that four out of five heroin addicts started out using prescription pain killers.

It should be criminal to over-prescribe these powerful pain killers.

Pain will not kill you; it will make you feel terrible, but the only people who should be prescribed powerful pain killers…

November 08, 2017

There's a song that we sing that says “this world is not my home, I am just passing through.”

I am beginning to wonder if this old world will last long enough for me to pass through.

November 07, 2017

It is not hard to see the Pentagon trying to extend the war overseas.

Wars get business. The military industrial complex loves war. The more wars the better.

People need to wake up.

November 06, 2017

I am a senior citizen who lives in Northgreen.

I don't appreciate the two men who have raked the pine straw off the street in front of my house.

My grandson was coming this weekend to do that and now he doesn't have to come because these two gentlemen have raked it up and taken it to their own…

November 05, 2017

The retired federal employee’s letter in the paper came as a shock to me.

The fact that sitting congressman and senators can vote on the pensions of retired federal employees, I had no idea that such a thing could occur.

It sounds like it is illegal to change the pensions after they have been…

November 05, 2017

There is a great deal of sadness with how the time capsule was unearthed at Braswell Park by students of Lincoln Elementary School in 1967.

it was never publicized or put in the paper.

In June the city clerk's office responded to us that the time capsule had been dug up. Unfortunately some of…

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