July 23, 2016

Frustrated, defeated and over it.

Those words sum up the feelings of N.C. Rep. Nathan Baskerville, a Henderson Democrat, as he finishes his second, two-year term in the N.C. House.

He is not running for re-election.

Baskerville spoke matter-of-factly in a lengthy interview on Domecast, the News…


July 23, 2016

It was the worst of times on Feb. 24, 2011, when the Attorney General of the United States, with the President of the United States standing behind his left shoulder, announced on national television, “I will not enforce DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act,” which had been signed into law…

July 23, 2016

I am very concerned about the beautiful wild geese on U.S. 301 down by Babington.

I wish the city could possibly put up a fence or something around there because it is so shameful to see these geese when they cross the street and someone kills them.

It should have been done several years ago.…

July 22, 2016

A recent call to Speak Up stated we need to perhaps rethink our immigration policy because the immigrants do most of the hard work and they mostly have larger families.

I would like to set the record straight on that point.

They have larger families, but it has nothing to do with the immigration…

July 21, 2016

The recent announcement that CSX intends to build the Carolina Connector intermodal rail terminal in Rocky Mount means that CSX and N.C. Wesleyan College are about to become neighbors.

Leading up to this announcement, the Carolinas Gateway Partnership, the economic development group for the Twin…


July 21, 2016

When word began surfacing of CSX Railroad’s decision to put a major trucks-and-trains hub in Edgecombe County, our first thoughts turned to the Kingsboro industrial site off U.S. 64.

That spot, after all, has long been promoted as a manufacturer’s dream – plenty of land, existing…

July 21, 2016

Dominion spokesman Rick Zuercher recently stated that renewable energy, which typically only runs a quarter of the time because it needs sunny or windy days, can’t be the answer for all of the utility’s needs. He went on to state “Nuclear is the only large and dispatchable source…

July 21, 2016

The fact that the NRA offers gun safety classes is a cover for their main goal to arm all people and sell more guns for the manufacturers.

The NRA has stymied our legislature and prevented them from passing reasonable gun control laws.

Weak, ineffective Republican puppets for the NRA know if they…

July 20, 2016

Short of plans to build a major automobile factory and give away cars to everyone in a 20-mile radius, it would be difficult to think of a better announcement for the Twin Counties than news of a multimillion-dollar CSX trains-and-trucks terminal.

And hold on ... that car manufacturer idea might…

July 20, 2016

As I write, the United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities are flying at half-staff through sunset on Tuesday in respect for the terrorism victims in Nice, France.

There, a man drove a truck through a large crowd celebrating Bastille Day, killing at least 84 and injuring scores more.…

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