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August 30, 2016

For all of the high-octane rhetoric from both parties after North Carolina’s Voter ID law was struck down by a federal appeals court, give the Boards of Elections in Nash and Edgecombe counties credit: They have acted responsibly to set the parameters for early voting.

Under the ruling by the…

August 30, 2016

With temperatures still flirting around 90 degrees, it is hard to believe we are hearing school bells again, but it is about that time.

Students in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools and Edgecombe County Public Schools returned to class this week.

That ushers in a big change for many families in our…

August 30, 2016

Thank you for printing the postcard with Parkview Hospital.

It brought back a lot of memories.

The brick building across the street from the hospital is the student nurses quarters and the house next to the hospital was later used as a residence for unmarried nurses at the hospital.

I think the…

August 29, 2016

The CDC says that for every person killed by a shark at least 72,000 are killed because of mosquitoes.

Now in Hollywood there is a big race to see which studio can get out the first mosquito thriller.—

August 28, 2016

A recent caller said they were afraid that Hillary Clinton would take away our freedoms because of being able to appoint judges to the Supreme Court.

I think that is ridiculous fear mongering.

Hillary Clinton will not take away our gun rights.

She may want to put some reasonable controls like…

August 28, 2016

My response to a recent article headlined: “African-American consumers aren't guaranteed clients” is based on my personal 68 years as an African-American and a consumer.

I've seen businesses come and go due to factors universal to all aspiring novices as well as experienced…

August 27, 2016

The DNC gave Trump a huge gift.

Bernie had all the young people.Young people have passion.

Old voters are going to show up to vote because that is what they do.

Young people have passion. They are passionate about voting. They encourage and inspire other people to vote.

Bernie had that, and now…

August 26, 2016

The Associated Press is more biased against decency than the Rocky Mount Telegram if that is possible.

They fabricated another bogus story about Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who stands for decency in marriage.

The AP called Judge Moore controversial for ruling and standing firm that marriage is…

August 25, 2016

The chicken and egg question usually is a sticky one when it comes to revitalizing towns and cities. Real vitality depends on private investment, quality businesses, entrepreneurs who believe in the potential of a community and a promising return on their money and hard work.

But those…

August 25, 2016

I am tired of news commentators, reporters, political candidates, you name it, people of all kinds criticizing and blaming President Barack Obama for the mess that is the Middle East.

The mess that is the Middle East can be laid at the feet of only one person and that is George W. Bush when he was…

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