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December 19, 2018

We have lived here over one year and have found that the litter in and by the roads, in the parking lots, thrown in my front yard, in parks and lying in the gutters throughout the city of Rocky Mount is abundant.

We wonder what causes people to discard their litter as if they are not responsible or…

December 19, 2018

Our arguments over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border encapsulate much of what's wrong with American politics. The wall has become a much larger issue than it deserves to be, and the parties have been unable to make a deal over it that ought to be easy to make.

The debate is overwrought on both sides.…

PONNURU

December 19, 2018

Reading the latest on the statue to the boy soldier at Chapel Hill, we were dismayed to read Chancellor’s Folts’ statement, “We are the only university in this state that has anything closely resembling this statue. Put here more than one hundred years ago, our community is…

December 18, 2018

Nobody likes UNC-Chapel Hill leaders' plan for the Confederate statue known as Silent Sam.

After the statue was torn down by protesters, university leaders had to figure out what to do next. Opponents of the statue want to see it relocated to the local landfill, or at least to a Civil War historic…

Colin Campbell

December 18, 2018

In the January 1953 edition of the magazine If: Worlds of Science Fiction, a fan of the genre from Texas, Marilyn Venable, made her debut as an author. “Time Enough at Last,” Venable’s story of a bookish man who survives a nuclear holocaust, made such an impression that Twilight…

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December 17, 2018

Good news for the incoming House Democratic majority!

They have something President Trump really, really wants: Money to build a border wall. Trump is desperate for this money. Mexico won't give it to him. Only congressional Democrats can. Without their consent, he can't deliver on one of the key…

MarcThiessen

December 16, 2018

Throughout Donald Trump's campaign for the presidency, he repeatedly promised to build a high, impenetrable, concrete wall along America's nearly 2,000-mile border with Mexico.

And he further promised that it wouldn't cost American taxpayers one red cent, saying he would make Mexico pay for it.…

lambro2

December 16, 2018

I knew Trump was bad for America when he first hit the campaign trail. Like all good wannabe Dictators, Trump blamed immigrants for all the ill wills of the nation. Somehow overlooking that his family migrated from Germany. Then he blames the Media for promoting truth to power. Trump's “House…

December 15, 2018

While many are fretting over the just-right Christmas present, tackling last-minute holiday details or preparing for years-end, many of North Carolina’s high school seniors have the added stress of preparing applications for college.

Unless you parent a high school student it is hard to…

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December 14, 2018

As they say on Broadway “The show must go on.” But that was not the case on Sunday, Dec. 9, for a sold-out matinee performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

That being said and understood because of the safety of everyone involved, the show needs to be rescheduled. Many,…

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