March 19, 2018

The state legislature regularly draws fire for its decision to end an old, very generous tax break for film and TV production and replace it with a smaller, more-targeted grant program.

Industry executives issue insults. North Carolinians who used to get more work in the industry cry foul. The…

john hood

March 19, 2018

There is a reason some call this president, "Liar in Chief." He has told some doozies during his short term in office.

But this man who had four deferments from military service, stated he would rush an AR-15 to protect school children — seriously? Keep telling that lie to your base Trump,…

March 17, 2018

Dear fellow citizens of Rocky Mount,

This is a “shout out” to our Rocky Mount Police Department and our Fire Department.

I will say “thank you” ladies and gentlemen for all the time, courage, dedication, faithfulness and love you show us here in Rocky Mount.

I especially…

March 17, 2018

This week was Sunshine Week, not that we saw a lot of it, either meteorologically or metaphorically. What we got for the start of the week was dark clouds, some wind and even snow.

Some might say it was symbolic of a week designated to shine the light on the need for open government. There is too…

Tom Campbell.jpg

March 16, 2018

Once again, President Trump has made a cowardly, cynical and monumentally stupid retreat on the issue of guns. No one should have expected otherwise.

Forget everything he said in the wake of the Parkland shooting about the urgent need for meaningful action. Trump now takes a position that will…


March 16, 2018

I would like to state my support for those high schoolers in Florida demanding stricter and safer gun control policies in this country.

I would hope that it becomes a national movement of high schoolers across the country. I believe It will be these children that can save America from the violence…

March 15, 2018

Today's Telegram carries an article headlined "Trump loses Ally" in resignation of Cohn. This is not a loss but a net gain for the Trump agenda. Cohn,a "globalist," always in favor of transferring American sovereignty and wealth to the rest of the world, was never a good fit for President Trump's…

March 14, 2018

There are a couple of important economic lessons that the American people should learn. I'm going to title one "the seen and unseen" and the other "narrow well-defined large benefits versus widely dispersed small costs." These lessons are applicable to a wide range of government behavior, but let's…

walter williams

March 13, 2018

In Speak up on Saturday March 10, an anonymous source said, “Julia Manning should stop using that phrase “God given rights” when talking about guns or the Constitution. The constitution was written by people not God. I wish she would stop using that misleading phrase.”

I do…

March 13, 2018

For the past three election cycles, I haven't been able to choose my representatives in the state House and Senate.

Sure, those offices appeared on my Election Day ballot. But the choice was between the incumbents — Rep. Darren Jackson and Sen. Dan Blue — and simply not voting. There…

Colin Campbell
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