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September 20, 2017

The decision to oust the incumbent mayor of North Carolina’s largest city came down to a margin of just 3,398 voters — 0.6 percent of the registered voters in Charlotte.

Pathetic voter turnout in municipal races is nothing new, and the 8.73 percent turnout for the Charlotte City Council…

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September 20, 2017

So Ross Douthat thinks the North Korea situation is similar to 1962, and the Cuban missile crisis of that year.

In what universe? You find yourself wanting to ask him. (”Korean Missile Crisis echoes one from ‘60s;” Rocky Mount Telegram; Sept. 1, 2017)

Oh, well, he’s young.…

September 20, 2017

I am calling to comment on the article about the high-speed chase in which the fellow from Halifax County was chased all the way from Scotland Neck into Tarboro.

He was traveling at extremely high speeds, endangering the public, wrecking several vehicles, tearing down property and then he was…

September 19, 2017

America faces two serious national security threats today that look wildly different but have one core feature in common — they both have a low probability of happening, but, if they did happen, they could have devastating consequences for our whole country and the world.

One of these threats…

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September 19, 2017

To Ivan Price (letter of Sept. 9) and others who believe that defense of slavery was an insignificant cause of the Civil War:

Declarations of Secession were passed by South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas. In each one, defense of slavery is the foundation of secession. Slavery as the main…

September 19, 2017

Excellent letter to the editor on Sept. 4th by Jack Dunn, where does the move to punish previous actions in history end?

He goes on and on about different things.

This has gotten ridiculous and I myself am wondering where does this end?

September 18, 2017

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools officials recently announced a laudable plan to open a new technical high school.

The five-year school will focus on providing its students with marketable job skills so they are better prepared to enter the 21st century workforce. As Telegram staff writer Amelia…

September 18, 2017

Wow, Donald Trump really is all over the place.

On Tuesday he had dinner with a few moderate Democrats and completely retooled his tax policy before dessert. This is the man who is having such a famous fling with the minority leaders, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, that they no longer need…

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September 18, 2017

I just read the water bill will go up in Edgecombe County.

It wouldn't have to go up if the freeloading county commissioners would quit taking those high priced trips to learn more on how to run a little two-horse town county.

September 17, 2017

In recent days a new term has been added to America’s consciousness – the path of totality.

We learned about this term in the days and weeks leading up to the solar eclipse. As the moon orbited the earth, it’s arc passed neatly from the West Coast all the way across to the East…

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