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May 24, 2016 - 6 minutes ago

A government “by the people” does not start and stop at the steps of the Capitol ... or even in the City Council chambers at Rocky Mount City Hall.

You can have an impact on your community in smaller ways, without having to commit a lot of time and money to something like...

May 24, 2016 - 6 minutes ago

After my letter last week to the Rocky Mount Telegram, the Nash County Board of County Commissioners and the N.C. General Assembly questioning the wisdom of dividing Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools into Nash and Edgecombe counties, I was pleased and surprised when Nash County Commissioner Robbie...

May 24, 2016 - 6 minutes ago

MEMO TO: DONALD TRUMP

FROM: TOM FRIEDMAN

SUBJECT: GOLF COURSES

Dear Donald,

It’s been a while since we talked on the practice tee at Doral. (Nice course you built.) I am only going to do this once, but I am going to offer you some free advice — and...

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May 24, 2016 - 6 minutes ago

I have a problem with the city of Rocky Mount’s cemetery located at Pineview.

On Mother’s Day weekend we went out to put some flowers on our mother’s grave and the grass has not been maintained.

It really looked bad out there.

Out of all weekends the city...

May 23, 2016

Bill Clinton should go home.

It’s easy to see why his wife’s campaign is giving him a major role. His political skills are legendary. And he’s the spouse, for heaven’s sake. Presidential candidates always rely on their families to fill out the schedule, show up...

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May 23, 2016

I have a question for the city of Rocky Mount.

When are the utility bills going to be cheaper and when are we getting our refund back for the years and years we paid for these high utilities?

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May 22, 2016

Republican leaders in the N.C. Senate should follow the example set last week by their GOP colleagues in the N.C. House.

The House measure that adjusts second-year spending levels in the two-year state budget sailed to overwhelming bipartisan approval on Thursday by a near-record 103-12...

May 22, 2016

If we want North Carolina to grow and develop robustly, we have to raise taxes and use the money to “invest” in education, Medicaid, infrastructure and other public services.

That’s what left-wing politicians and activists have been insisting ever since Republicans won...

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May 22, 2016

My comments pertains to the splitting of Nash-Rocky Mount School Systems and Edgecombe County Schools or making sure the split is along county lines.

I am a resident of Nash County and I am definitely a stakeholder.

My comment is I think it is pretty sad that we have a few adults...

May 21, 2016

Let’s quit paying these politicians so much money to argue about this HB2 bill and just make it common sense.

If your privates are on the outside, you use the men's room.

If they are on the inside, you use the ladies’ room.

However you want to dress is fine with...

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