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December 03, 2016

I am calling to say that I didn’t realize there was so much hatred in this world until after Donald Trump was elected to be president.

People are really allowing their true colors to come through.

There is so much hatred in the paper and on TV.

May God have mercy on all of us.…

December 02, 2016

President Barack Obama, doing a good deed for the Thanksgiving celebration, pardoned a turkey again this year, saving the bird from ending up on the dinner table, much to the delight of children everywhere.

I, on the other hand, pardoned a deer, but not with a good deed in mind.

I missed the annual…

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December 02, 2016

America needs to back off from trying to get Israel to give up more land.

The land is theirs just as much as the land we call the United States is ours.

Maybe we should give our land back to the Native Americans.

December 01, 2016

Gov. Pat McCrory seems to have questioned practically every aspect of North Carolina elections, and hard-working elections officials across the state patiently have listened and responded. But with each day, Democrat Roy Cooper’s lead in votes grows. It is time for McCrory to accept that…

December 01, 2016

I was calling to thank Bill Stancil for the wonderful article for Darrell Johnson. It really made it sound like Darrell.

Darrell's mom had asked for any of his teammates to come back and be honorary pallbearers.

For Darrell's funeral 30 of the ball players almost 50 years ago came and were honorary…

November 30, 2016

A lot of us tend to think of the Federal Emergency Management Agency the way we do rainy day funds. It is nice to know it is there, but will we ever really need it?

Well, yes, as thousands of folks affected by Hurricane Matthew can tell you. That storm rained on Eastern North Carolina in a big way.…

November 28, 2016

Where is our current sitting president on the murder and the attacks on the police officers?

Where is our current sitting president on the destruction of property and vandalism on these protests?

What our current sitting president is not doing and what he is not saying says a whole lot about what…

November 27, 2016

Nash County commissioners made the right decision last week in requesting that Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools officials provide them with an estimate of what it would cost for the county to offer merit-based bonuses to locally-funded school employees.

The school district received $200,000 from the…

November 27, 2016

Regardless of the ultimate outcome of the governor’s race, North Carolina will continue its role as one of the nation’s leading practitioners of conservative reform and innovation.

I’m not suggesting that the identity of the governor is irrelevant. Far from it. Over the past four…

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November 27, 2016

I read with pleasure the article on the retirement of police officer K9 Chance.

I was so happy that he had a loving family to go home to.

It made me think about an article that I saw that the paper ran several years ago.

There was a program at the prison in Nashville and they took dogs that were…

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