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July 27, 2017

I have been hearing on the news that they are talking about ticketing the people who drive in the left lane and hold up traffic.

I will be so glad when they pass that law, and I hope they enforce it because people have gotten worse.

They get in the left lane, and you cannot pass them, which holds…

July 27, 2017

I’ve lived in this area my whole life. My family has grown here, farmed here, fished here and hunted here. We haven’t always had a whole lot, but we’ve always had our land.

Now, Duke Energy might take even that away from us — and make us pay them for it.

The proposed…

July 27, 2017

If you grew up in the 20th century, there’s a decent chance you wanted to be like Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Humphrey Bogart, Albert Camus, Audrey Hepburn, James Dean or Jimi Hendrix. In their own ways, these people defined cool.

The cool person is stoical, emotionally controlled, never…

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July 26, 2017

While the legislature debated the state lottery years ago, a veteran lobbyist dismissed my argument that it would amount to state-sponsored gambling.

“Any fool knows that the odds of winning the lottery are so bad that you can’t call it gambling. It’s just fun.”

More than a…

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July 26, 2017

Your recent letter writer of July 21 claimed that many people “do not get any return on their money,” referring to paid insurance premiums.

He fails to acknowledge that all insurance is a hedge against risk. Auto insurance premiums pay for coverage for the possibility of a wreck, which…

July 26, 2017

I am calling in response to the person who thinks the presidential candidates should have to take an IQ test before they can run for president.

I think all the voters should have to take an IQ test as well because it seems like most of the voters don't know anything about the issues that are being…

July 25, 2017

Is Trumpcare finally dead? Even now, it’s hard to be sure, especially given Republican moderates’ long track record of caving in to extremists at crucial moments. But it does look as if the frontal assault on the Affordable Care Act has failed.

And let’s be clear: The reason this…

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July 25, 2017

I have a question: Why doesn't the city of Rocky Mount put up a camera so they can catch the people who are illegally dumping trash in the Battleboro community?

This is still within the city limits of Rocky Mount. I guess the residents of Rocky Mount don't mind paying for the cleanup of…

July 24, 2017

To all of Congress, governors and state representatives: We’d probably be happy to have your same health insurance. That’s all.

July 24, 2017

Wicked siblings willing to do anything for power. Secret deals with sworn enemies. The shock of a dead body. A Wall. Foreign bawds, guns for hire, and snakes. Back-stabbing, betrayal and charges of treason. Little birds spying and tattling. A maniacal mad king and his court of scheming, self-…

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