May 28, 2016

Messrs. Newton, Collins et. Al; I have been reading newspapers for nearly 60 years.

We all know how the papers love sensational stories yet not once in all those 60 years have I read of a transgender woman sneaking into the ladies room to molest women.

Please tell us why you voted...

May 27, 2016

WASHINGTON — HIllary Clinton is the Democratic nominee.


Just ask her.

She should have been able to finally savor shattering that “highest, hardest glass ceiling” — the one she gloried in putting 18 million cracks in last time around —...


May 27, 2016

With the problems in Washington, D.C., approaching the size of the national debt (both too large for anyone’s imagination to grasp) there still is hope for a solution for both. We can return to the faith of the Founding Fathers.

Colonial America was confronted with problems this...

May 27, 2016

I just came across an interesting quote from Pope Francis back in March.

He said, “Good politics is one of the highest expressions of charity, service and love.”

Well I guess he wouldn't make a very good Republican, especially in North Carolina.


May 25, 2016

I’ll admit I almost got goose bumps when applause broke out after the recent N.C. House budget vote.

The 103-12 tally on the House’s 2016-17 spending plan represented a strong, bipartisan showing for the budget crafted by the Republican majority. Thirty Democrats joined every...


May 25, 2016

When it comes to self-evaluation, we tend to go over the top with our enthusiasm or we become our own worst critics, depending on the criteria and the mood we happen to be in.

That’s why it pays to ask peers to offer a third-party opinion every now and then.

The city of Rocky...

May 25, 2016

The line in Rocky Mount between Edgecombe and Nash counties is imaginary and irrelevant. Shoppers travel from Nash to Edgecombe and Edgecombe to Nash. Friends meet friends from across the tracks. Rocky Mounters from both counties play sports together, lunch together, worship together....

May 24, 2016

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 it’s about all the things you love most: yourself, your kids, winning, money and golf....


May 24, 2016

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

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...

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