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...


May 25, 2016

When it comes to self-evaluation, we tend to go over the top with our enthusiasm or we become our own worst critics, depending on the criteria and the mood we happen to be in.

That’s why it pays to ask peers to offer a third-party opinion every now and then.

The city of Rocky...

May 25, 2016

The line in Rocky Mount between Edgecombe and Nash counties is imaginary and irrelevant. Shoppers travel from Nash to Edgecombe and Edgecombe to Nash. Friends meet friends from across the tracks. Rocky Mounters from both counties play sports together, lunch together, worship together....

May 24, 2016

Dear Donald,

It’s been a while since we talked on the practice tee at Doral. (Nice course you built.) I am only going to do this once, but I am going to offer you some free advice — and it’s about all the things you love most: yourself, your kids, winning, money and golf....


May 24, 2016

A government “by the people” does not start and stop at the steps of the Capitol ... or even in the City Council chambers at Rocky Mount City Hall.

You can have an impact on your community in smaller ways, without having to commit a lot of time and money to something like...

May 24, 2016

After my letter last week to the Rocky Mount Telegram, the Nash County Board of County Commissioners and the N.C. General Assembly questioning the wisdom of dividing Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools into Nash and Edgecombe counties, I was pleased and surprised when Nash County Commissioner Robbie...

May 24, 2016

I have a problem with the city of Rocky Mount’s cemetery located at Pineview.

On Mother’s Day weekend we went out to put some flowers on our mother’s grave and the grass has not been maintained.

It really looked bad out there.

Out of all weekends the city...

May 23, 2016

Bill Clinton should go home.

It’s easy to see why his wife’s campaign is giving him a major role. His political skills are legendary. And he’s the spouse, for heaven’s sake. Presidential candidates always rely on their families to fill out the schedule, show up...


May 23, 2016

I have a question for the city of Rocky Mount.

When are the utility bills going to be cheaper and when are we getting our refund back for the years and years we paid for these high utilities?


May 22, 2016

Republican leaders in the N.C. Senate should follow the example set last week by their GOP colleagues in the N.C. House.

The House measure that adjusts second-year spending levels in the two-year state budget sailed to overwhelming bipartisan approval on Thursday by a near-record 103-12...

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