May 01, 2016

Rocky Mount officials held out hope last week that a compromise still can be reached in stalled negotiations to hammer out a new funding formula for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.

Those talks broke down on April 22, and shortly afterward the Nash County Board of Commissioners voted...

May 01, 2016

My problem,” the notoriously reckless actor Errol Flynn once quipped, “lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.”

When it comes to state budgeting, too many governors and legislators across the country have indulged their own gross habits, such as buying...


May 01, 2016

According to a recent article on April 13th, the Edgecombe County Public Schools superintendent lashed out at the idea of splitting the Edgecombe and Nash County systems at the county line.

The statistics he gave was 2,000 students he would have to educate, which would take 120 extra...

April 30, 2016

The protection of religious liberties has become a tool of convenience that is being used as a smoke screen for the passage of bills that legalize discrimination and exclusion. Religious liberties extend far beyond our ability to worship freely and make moral decisions in our daily life....

April 30, 2016

We all know how bureaucracy works. Once Washington establishes them, it doesn’t go away.

There is no expiration date. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger

That is exactly what we have with the Department of Defense.

Why is the defense budget $600 billion? When we...

April 29, 2016

When “Little Big Shots” came on TV hosted by Steve Harvey, I said I have three shows that I can watch without profanity.

Well Steven Harvey recently proved me wrong when he use profanity while talking to a child and apparently it was acceptable.

I have not heard anyone...

April 28, 2016

If there were ever any question about the intentions of Republican lawmakers who scrambled to pass House Bill 2 in special session earlier this year, N.C. Sen. Buck Newton put the matter to rest this week with a speech that concluded with his thoughts on “how hard we must fight to keep our...

April 28, 2016

HAVANA – Ernest Hemingway’s house in Cuba seems like such a healthy place. It is light, welcoming and beautifully situated. There are hundreds of his books lining the shelves, testimony to all the reading he did there. There’s a baseball diamond nearby where he used to pitch to...


April 28, 2016

I am calling about the HB2 Bill by the LGBT community.

It is amazing how they feel like they are being discriminated against, and they have rights, but those of us who are not a part of the LGBT community have rights also, so when you put that together, that means none of us have any...

April 27, 2016

Since taking control of the N.C. House and Senate in 2011, Republicans on Jones Street have weathered their fair share of criticism – and that may be the understatement of the decade.

They have been deemed heartless. They have been called racists, bigots and homophobes.


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