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May 02, 2016 - 34 minutes ago

Join all-day Bible reading before National Day of Prayer

This is the third year that people have volunteered to read the Bible aloud in public places in preparation for the National Day of Prayer.

With this large number of churches, too numerous to reach individually, we want to...

May 02, 2016

I am not sure why Rocky Mount city schools and Nash County schools merged back in 1992, but Nash County has benefited the most from the merger.

I regret that Rocky Mount city schools merged with Nash County.

Our area is unique and instead of them embracing that uniqueness, you have...

May 01, 2016

Rocky Mount officials held out hope last week that a compromise still can be reached in stalled negotiations to hammer out a new funding formula for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.

Those talks broke down on April 22, and shortly afterward the Nash County Board of Commissioners voted...

May 01, 2016

My problem,” the notoriously reckless actor Errol Flynn once quipped, “lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.”

When it comes to state budgeting, too many governors and legislators across the country have indulged their own gross habits, such as buying...

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May 01, 2016

According to a recent article on April 13th, the Edgecombe County Public Schools superintendent lashed out at the idea of splitting the Edgecombe and Nash County systems at the county line.

The statistics he gave was 2,000 students he would have to educate, which would take 120 extra...

April 30, 2016

The protection of religious liberties has become a tool of convenience that is being used as a smoke screen for the passage of bills that legalize discrimination and exclusion. Religious liberties extend far beyond our ability to worship freely and make moral decisions in our daily life....

April 30, 2016

We all know how bureaucracy works. Once Washington establishes them, it doesn’t go away.

There is no expiration date. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger

That is exactly what we have with the Department of Defense.

Why is the defense budget $600 billion? When we...

April 29, 2016

When “Little Big Shots” came on TV hosted by Steve Harvey, I said I have three shows that I can watch without profanity.

Well Steven Harvey recently proved me wrong when he use profanity while talking to a child and apparently it was acceptable.

I have not heard anyone...

April 28, 2016

If there were ever any question about the intentions of Republican lawmakers who scrambled to pass House Bill 2 in special session earlier this year, N.C. Sen. Buck Newton put the matter to rest this week with a speech that concluded with his thoughts on “how hard we must fight to keep our...

April 28, 2016

HAVANA – Ernest Hemingway’s house in Cuba seems like such a healthy place. It is light, welcoming and beautifully situated. There are hundreds of his books lining the shelves, testimony to all the reading he did there. There’s a baseball diamond nearby where he used to pitch to...

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