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Opinion

June 25, 2017

Republican legislative leaders last week mockingly dared Gov. Roy Cooper to sign the $23 billion state budget approved by the N.C. General Assembly.

The governor already had publicly chastised the compromise plan worked out by House and Senate negotiators even before its final passage by the…

June 25, 2017

If you were serious about supporting working families, then why do you continue giving tax cuts to corporations and the wealthiest people in our state? It is the same tired story year after year with Republican budgets: Doing as little as possible for North Carolina schools, our teachers…

June 25, 2017

North Carolina House and Senate leaders have just fashioned a compromise budget for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 fiscal years. The deal includes sizable pay raises for school teachers and principals, boosts for other state employees and retirees, tax cuts for most households and businesses, a prudent…

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June 25, 2017

I am calling to tell your readers that Rocky Mount is a college town.

We have the Rocky Mount campus of Edgecombe Community College, Nash Community College and N.C. Wesleyan College.

All of our colleges are growing with new buildings and an increasing number of students.

Congratulations to all…

June 25, 2017

Shame on an educator to punish a student, a president of the 2017 class.

Craig Harris does not deserve a salary pending investigation. Here is a young man who is our future and is being silenced. Why?

Marvin Wright had a positive speech, uplifting, unlike what is happening in the media these days.…

June 24, 2017

State lawmakers said they were shocked at the findings of a five-part investigative series by The Charlotte Observer into North Carolina’s prison system — as well they should be.

The series found a hidden world of drugs, sex and gang violence, sometimes abetted by correctional officers.…

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June 24, 2017

I read with disgust that our sheriffs are opposed to certain aspects of Republican-sponsored HB 746, the Omnibus Gun Control Law. As for me, HB 746 doesn’t go nearly far enough in restoring my God-given rights under the Second Amendment (otherwise known as shoot-em-all-let-God-sort-em-out).…

June 24, 2017

That's too much to ask going to a cash free society and demanding of people that they get a debit card.

For heaven's sake they cannot get a photo ID card so how do you expect them to get a debit card?

June 23, 2017

Here the Republicans go again. Tax cuts that benefit America’s wealthiest businesses and individuals. When will working class individuals learn that this party doesn't give a damn about their economic well being or the economic well being of the nation?

Lets look at some facts. This nation is…

June 23, 2017

The first thing to say about the attempted massacre of congressional Republicans on a baseball field in suburban Virginia is that the motivations of the shooter were unusual. By which I mean that, based on what we know, James Hodgkinson had surprisingly normal political beliefs. He hated Donald…

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