March 27, 2017

Whatever Donald Trump has, it’s spreading.

We’ve got a president who makes things up, and won’t retract when he’s cornered. Last week press secretary Sean Spicer followed the leader. He picked up Trump’s wiretap story and added a new exciting detail: Not only had…


March 27, 2017

I just heard from The Retired Enlisted Association that the health care bill that was under consideration in the House of Representatives DOES in fact affect veterans eligible for VA health care and TRICARE-eligible retirees.

An otherwise qualified veteran or military retiree should not be…

March 27, 2017

It is disgusting to continue to read beer, beer, beer, its industry and the money that it is supposed to bring and how it is going to help Rocky Mount and Tarboro.

What a shame.

What are we adults supposedly trying to say to our young people? What is in their future?

Just drink and have fun?…

March 26, 2017

Not long af­ter the 115th Congress con­vened in Jan­uary, U.S. Sen. Thom Til­lis, R-N.C., is­sued a warn­ing to his GOP col­leagues in an opin­ion col­umn re­leased to the me­dia.

In it, he stated that de­spite claims he had heard from some of his…

March 26, 2017

My father was Darth Vader.

No, that doesn’t make me a Jedi Knight. My father was also Boss Hogg and a range of other bad guys. During his nearly two decades as principal of North Carolina’s largest elementary school, located in the Mecklenburg County community of Matthews, Harold Hood…


March 26, 2017

In my 30 years of following politics, the Trump administration has to be the most incompetent that I have witnessed. This administration shows signs of guilt of a coverup daily. How long will Republicans back a president who is a habitual liar?

And their vetting process is next to pathetic. All…

March 26, 2017

I really enjoyed reading about the city launching work on the community center but I have a question.

Why is there so much verbal coverage given to the remarks by Lige Daughtridge?

Is he involved in the downtown revitalization efforts or just someone who wants to invest in downtown with his…

March 26, 2017

There are bars, pubs and saloons on every street corner in big cities.

It is great. Anyone can go in, have a drink and relax.

It makes perfect sense if you think about it. In big cities you don't have to drive home. You can take a subway or you can walk home.

It doesn't work in the…

March 26, 2017

Everybody talks about global warming, and yes, that is a problem.

At some point, it is going to affect future generations, but I am more concerned with our throw-away society.

Everything we have now ends up in landfills, virtually everything.

Yes, we recycle some cardboard boxes and some plastic…

March 25, 2017

Does size matter? Apparently, it does when it comes to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.

The first bill Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed was a measure reducing the UNC board from 32 members to 24 members — a change pushed by the Republican-controlled legislature, which…

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