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Opinion

August 19, 2017

The jury’s still out on whether court-ordered redistricting will reduce Republicans’ power in the legislature after the 2018 election, but it’s becoming clear that the new districts could force out some incumbents from both parties – including a few African-American…

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August 19, 2017

This is a warning to people about a scam that is supposedly from the federal government offering free grant money with no repayment.

I have had two calls about this recently.

One was stupid enough to give me an address.

The government does not call you and offer you grant money, you apply for it.…

August 18, 2017

Situated on a busy thoroughfare and oh so romantically named, the 1st Interstate Motel in Casper, Wyoming, could stand improvement. Eight of its nine reviewers on Trip Advisor gave it the lowest rating possible, and they weren’t shy about their reasons. “Absolutely filthy.”…

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August 18, 2017

There always seems to be someone who has a mistaken understanding of Social Security, Social Security disability, and Medicare. All three of these items are paid for by the individual and his employer.

The current taxes for Social Security, Social Security disability and Medicare tax for 2017 are:…

August 18, 2017

I would really like to thank the Telegram for listening the public’s outcry and doing a more thorough and in-depth investigation on the crime stats that were given by the chief.

I am glad that business owners spoke out sharing their experiences and also former Chief Manley’s honesty in…

August 17, 2017

As a candidate and as president, Donald Trump has hardly been a shrinking wallflower, and he is always eager to engage in bombastic kindergarten feuds at the drop of a tweet.

Trump has disparaged prisoners of war, the disabled, Gold Star families, Mexicans, Muslims and even the Pope. He recently…

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August 17, 2017

City governments and other institutions are dealing with the repercussions of the horrific Charlottesville white supremacist rally in different ways. The city of Baltimore, for example, took down Confederacy monuments with little fanfare on Tuesday night. The University of Florida has denied a…

August 17, 2017

Am I the only citizen in Rocky Mount fed up with our leadership? Our local elected officials just cannot do what they were elected to do. Represent us and the cCity of Rocky Mount to the best of their ability. They continue to drag the city down by their actions or lack thereof. It appears they…

August 17, 2017

The city of Rocky Mount's reputation has been going down for the past several years.

Now in an effort to make it appear to improve, the city has hit rock bottom.

Manipulating crime statistics.

Wake up citizens, get responsible leaders before it is too late.

August 16, 2017

Rural Americans feel “trapped” in their communities, stuck in unfavorable financial situations but unable, for both practical and lifestyle reasons, to move to more economically vibrant areas — so says a fascinating article in the Aug. 3 edition of The Wall Street Journal. While…

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