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May 29, 2016

Memorial Day is among the most sacred of holidays that we as Americans should commemorate.

For it is on this day that we pay tribute to the hundreds of thousands of American military personnel who paid the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the freedoms that we continue to enjoy today....

May 29, 2016

As the new plant manager at Cummins here in Rocky Mount, I am deeply concerned about the future of our local school corporation.

I have lived in the community for most of my life and I believe we have the moral responsibility to provide equal educational opportunities for all our young...

May 29, 2016

So far, 2016 has turned out to be a momentous year in state politics – and the general election is still months away.

North Carolinians have watched and in many cases participated in the rise of Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and other avatars of discontent.

They’ve...

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May 29, 2016

Do you have a lot at Pineview Cemetery?

You better check it.

Several are shamefully neglected, including my aunt and uncle's, which is located across from the Jewish burial area

I reported it several years ago to the cemetery office manager, who said it would be tended to....

May 29, 2016

Thank goodness the Republican Party has a real champion in Donald Trump for President.

How weak and out of touch is the Democratic Party that their choice is between a career criminal and a career crackpot.

America wins if Donald Trump wins.

For instance, there are...

May 28, 2016

Messrs. Newton, Collins et. Al; I have been reading newspapers for nearly 60 years.

We all know how the papers love sensational stories yet not once in all those 60 years have I read of a transgender woman sneaking into the ladies room to molest women.

Please tell us why you voted...

May 27, 2016

WASHINGTON — HIllary Clinton is the Democratic nominee.

Really.

Just ask her.

She should have been able to finally savor shattering that “highest, hardest glass ceiling” — the one she gloried in putting 18 million cracks in last time around —...

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May 27, 2016

With the problems in Washington, D.C., approaching the size of the national debt (both too large for anyone’s imagination to grasp) there still is hope for a solution for both. We can return to the faith of the Founding Fathers.

Colonial America was confronted with problems this...

May 27, 2016

I just came across an interesting quote from Pope Francis back in March.

He said, “Good politics is one of the highest expressions of charity, service and love.”

Well I guess he wouldn't make a very good Republican, especially in North Carolina.

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May 25, 2016

I’ll admit I almost got goose bumps when applause broke out after the recent N.C. House budget vote.

The 103-12 tally on the House’s 2016-17 spending plan represented a strong, bipartisan showing for the budget crafted by the Republican majority. Thirty Democrats joined every...

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