Republican budget hurts N.C. schools
June 8, 2011 - 9:29pm
I am writing this letter because the Republicans are contributing greatly to the high unemployment problems in North Carolina.
String performance shows what a difference a dedicated teacher makes
June 8, 2011 - 9:29pm
We do not have children or grandchildren in the Nash-Rocky Mount public schools but were fortunate enough to attend the Spring String Extravaganza at the Dunn Center a couple of weeks ago.
City parks need more trash cans and better attention to cleanliness
June 7, 2011 - 4:01pm
Sometimes government is its own worst enemy.
Don’t pull statements out of context when discussing the Bible
June 6, 2011 - 9:09pm
Jean Eason Holding did us all a favor when she responded to Glenn Lee Hill’s allegations that Jesus has already come. Since Mr.
Adolescents could learn a thing or two from classic Gregory Peck movies
June 5, 2011 - 5:50pm
Hollywood is a very liberal town. Believe it or not, it used to be pretty conservative way back when.
Education demands of 21st century are more expensive than ever
June 4, 2011 - 1:57pm
John Hood (of the John Locke Foundation) wrote in the May 29 Telegram that “Anyone who claims that (the N.C. Senate’s proposal of $8,700 per pupil) represents the end of public education as we know it must explain how North Carolina’s public schools survived 1998, when the real funding level was about the same.
Show the young generations that prayer still works
June 3, 2011 - 4:27pm
Jesus’ words in Luke 12:49, “I have come to bring fire on the earth and how I wish it were already kindled.
Don’t blame Republicans for impasse over unemployment benefits in N.C.
June 1, 2011 - 9:25pm
I am writing because of the story headlined “Unemployed suffer during political stalemate” in the May 28 edition of the Rocky Mount Telegram.
Sell city’s power system once merger of Progress Energy, Duke is finished
May 31, 2011 - 5:26pm
A recent column in the Rocky Mount Telegram attempted to justify transfer of money from the electric fund to the general fund. According to Mr.
NAFTA has been a disaster for manufacturing jobs in N.C. and U.S.
May 31, 2011 - 12:44am
When free trade proponents sold the American people on the idea of the North American Free Trade Agreement, they promised that it would be a boon economically.
Consumers drive U.S. economy, creating jobs, revenue and taxes
May 29, 2011 - 9:44pm
Politicians and many business executives would have us believe that the economy and job growth will be further damaged if very wealthy individuals and corporations are required to pay more taxes, or in the case of GE, pay any taxes at all.
Political agendas shouldn’t drive education budget or policy
May 28, 2011 - 3:17pm
I would like to address both the article in the Telegram and Mark Edwards’ letter to the editor regarding Secretary Conti’s “political event at Rocky Mount High School.
Why do Nash County commissioners continue to pursue Sanderson Farms?
May 27, 2011 - 6:17pm
When you were a kid and did something wrong (or wanted to do something wrong), one of your parents told you it was wrong.
Rocky Mount is at a crossroads on the future of utilities, economic growth
May 26, 2011 - 7:12pm
A recent letter to the editor says it all.
Rocky Mount misses the floral brilliance of its own St. Elmo’s Fire
May 25, 2011 - 9:45pm
I’ve heard lots of my fellow flower friends say that their daffodils were lacking this spring, as were mine, even the little secret patch of wild daffodils that my wife used to always look for out of our bedroom window.
Too much political rhetoric in school visit by state transportation secretary
May 24, 2011 - 6:11pm
I was disappointed to see our teachers and especially our students subjected to the governor’s political event at Rocky Mount High School last Thursday.
Why prosecute board removal?
May 23, 2011 - 7:36pm
An article in the Sunday Telegram reported that several people were arrested for removing boards from a condemned building on N. George Street.
Fathers need to set good examples by living at home and working each day
May 22, 2011 - 11:10pm
The statistics are grim as presented by David Brooks in his column: 96 percent of American men worked in 1954; today’s rate is 80 percent.
Find enlightenment about Second Coming in the Bible
May 20, 2011 - 9:42pm
Retired minister, the Rev. Glenn Lee Hill, is right about a false prophecy, which dates May 21, as the day when Jesus will return.
City should get out of the business of selling electricity to consumers
May 19, 2011 - 10:34pm
On Saturday I read of another “feel good” position taken by our politicians and city leaders.
Median design is not a good fit for Winstead Avenue widening project
May 18, 2011 - 9:56pm
The decision to build roads with medians and U-turns is a historic change in policy for the N.C. Department of Transportation.
N.C. Wesleyan College applauds community effort to attract tournament
May 17, 2011 - 8:50pm
The USA South spring tournament’s coming to Rocky Mount in 2013-14 is a momentous achievement by a team of public and private interests.
Emergency Medical Services personnel are everyday heroes
May 16, 2011 - 8:13pm
May 15-21 is the national observance of Emergency Medical Services week for 2011.
Son’s suspension from senior game upsets baseball player’s mom
May 13, 2011 - 3:01pm
Last week, my son Nicholas Oliver was involved in an altercation that resulted in his suspension from a baseball game.
Redistricting process for Nash County commissioners raises questions
May 11, 2011 - 8:57pm
After the fight over the budget, the next big state issue will be drawing the new boundary lines for redistricting.