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July 25, 2016 - 27 minutes ago

I am surprised why any patriotic American regardless of their party affiliation would vote for Hillary Clinton when she has been so negligent with classified information as Secretary of State.

Why would any person want her as president of the United States?

July 24, 2016

The NBA’s decision to move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte has done nothing to make Gov. Pat McCrory or Republican legislative leaders rethink their steadfast support of House Bill 2.

McCrory blasted the “sports and entertainment elite” and the “liberal media,”…

July 24, 2016

Do you want to know why the Left has tried to make North Carolina politics into an “all HB 2, all the time” zone? Here are some reasons:

Since mid-2013, when Gov. Pat McCrory’s first budgets and other policy priorities were enacted, North Carolina’s gross domestic product…

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July 24, 2016

I would like to make a comment in regards to a recent Speak Up.

I would like to know where the person who seems to believe the North Carolina budget will allow for teachers to receive a $4,000 to $5,000 raise, where have they read that, heard that or if they have just assumed this?

I don't know a…

July 24, 2016

It is truly unfortunate that Rocky Mount has now become a politically unsafe environment where freedom of expression in your own yard, on your own property is violated.

A comment in the paper by a woman about the stolen signs in Mr. Cary's yard and I quote “She said she didn't understand why…

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…

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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…

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