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August 23, 2017

Shortly after online dating chat rooms appeared, a cartoon poked fun at the anonymity they afforded.

The caption, “On the Internet no one knows you’re a dog,” ran below a sketch of a dog at a keyboard.

About that time, the world was realizing that if the Internet could help a mutt…

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August 23, 2017

You can usually count on a GOP-led General Assembly to tick off the Democrats whenever it puts together new legislative districts, but who knew the Republicans would eat their own?

N.C. Rep. Jeff Collins, a three-term Republican lawmaker from Nash County, has sold his house, plans to move out of…

August 23, 2017

Takiyah Thompson, a member of the communist World Workers Party (according to ABC 11) was arrested for participating in the destruction and vandalism of a statue in Durham Monday night, August 15.

Far left and radical groups with socialist and communist roots were also in attendance. Groups such as…

August 23, 2017

A recent editorial in the Telegram spoke to the concern of the loss of electricity from solar power during the solar eclipse.

Really?

Ever heard of heavy cloud cover during thunderstorms and rainstorms, which also does the same thing?

August 22, 2017

AL UDEID, Qatar – I’ve been on the road since the Charlottesville killing. I am traveling around the Arab world and Afghanistan with the chief of the U.S. Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein; his civilian boss, the Air Force secretary, Heather Wilson; and their aides. We’re…

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August 22, 2017

I am calling in regards to the removal of the Confederate memorial on Falls Road down at Battle Park.

I think if the city of Rocky Mount wants to take down the Confederate memorial, they should also take down the statue of Martin Luther King because to a lot of white people Martin Luther King is a…

August 21, 2017

Donald Trump is still president. Hard to know what to do with this, people.

In less than a week he’s managed to put on one of the most divisive, un-helpful, un-healing presidential performances in American history. It’s been a great stretch for fans of Richard Nixon and James Buchanan.…

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August 21, 2017

There was a story about an innocent man with no gun who was shot 12 times with 10 shots to the chest.

In Harnett County, an officer intentionally went to the wrong address with an arrest warrant, placed his foot in the storm door, the man tried to close the door, a fight ensued with a gun killing…

August 20, 2017

An important and much-needed local nonprofit organization kicked off its annual fundraising effort last week, and we urge everybody in the community to answer the call and lend their support.

The United Way of the Tar River Region on Thursday launched its 2017 fundraising campaign Thursday…

August 20, 2017

My family and I just spent a week at the beach – and found our big stack of reusable grocery and retail bags to be rather handy.

If you’ve ever taken a crowd to and from the beach, particularly if some are kids, you know exactly what I mean. There will be dirty clothes and linens…

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