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June 01, 2016

North Carolina voters generally enjoy a break between the beginning of May and Labor Day. The primary is behind us, and the long days of summer usually offer a respite from the high-octane political blather that passes for discourse these days.

But not so, this year. Two court rulings have led to…

June 01, 2016

Sometimes, in this job, you just get a funny feeling about what might happen next.

That happened recently when a bill was filed in the N.C. House with an odd title: “DOT/No Discrimination Against Motorcyclists.”

At any other time in history, that might not seem weird. But given the…

June 01, 2016

Rocky Mount and Nash County citizens have paid Edgecombe County's bills long enough.

We would all be outraged if citizens of Halifax County asked Nash County citizens to pay for their students’ education.

I am just as outraged that for 24 years I've been forced to pay millions more than my…

May 31, 2016

I was in Walmart on May 14 and dropped my gas card, and someone picked it up and turned it in.

I would like to thank that person.

This goes to show we still have good people in Rocky Mount.

May 30, 2016

The only difference between Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan is one failed marriage.

That is it.

Trump has been divorced two times and Reagan only has one divorce to his credit.

Lawyers call it setting a precedent.

When Reagan was elected, we elected a divorced man for the first time ever.

The…

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.

These brave men…

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 people,…

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 witnessed courts…

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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.

I have called twice since…

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 potentially four Supreme Court…

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