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July 25, 2017

Is Trumpcare finally dead? Even now, it’s hard to be sure, especially given Republican moderates’ long track record of caving in to extremists at crucial moments. But it does look as if the frontal assault on the Affordable Care Act has failed.

And let’s be clear: The reason this…

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July 25, 2017

I have a question: Why doesn't the city of Rocky Mount put up a camera so they can catch the people who are illegally dumping trash in the Battleboro community?

This is still within the city limits of Rocky Mount. I guess the residents of Rocky Mount don't mind paying for the cleanup of…

July 24, 2017

To all of Congress, governors and state representatives: We’d probably be happy to have your same health insurance. That’s all.

July 24, 2017

Wicked siblings willing to do anything for power. Secret deals with sworn enemies. The shock of a dead body. A Wall. Foreign bawds, guns for hire, and snakes. Back-stabbing, betrayal and charges of treason. Little birds spying and tattling. A maniacal mad king and his court of scheming, self-…

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July 23, 2017

Gov. Roy Cooper was right on the mark last week in declaring his staunch opposition to opening up North Carolina’s coast to offshore drilling. 

Cooper made the announcement Thursday on the beach at Fort Macon State Park in Cataret County, one day before the deadline for elected officials…

July 23, 2017

William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and a key orchestrator of protests against Republicans in the Tar Heel State, is a minister. He serves as pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro.

Barber isn’t just a minister who engages in activism on the side.…

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July 23, 2017

I am calling because I want to say thank you to the city of Rocky Mount and Suddenlink.

We had a tree fall in the 700 block on June 20, early in the morning.

The crew was faithful and worked so hard to get the utilities up and running and Suddenlink came out and worked all day to get our services…

July 23, 2017

Those liberals who want to ban guns and are against Second Amendment rights say the number of gun murders is down.

They say the incidence of gun-related violence is down.

That may be, but the number of mass shootings is way up.

Hardly a week goes by that we are not notified about a mass shooting…

July 23, 2017

I find it amazing that we still have young people willing to step up and serve in the military especially after 16 years of war and all the turmoil in the world.

That really says something. You have to be committed to do that.

Commitment is not something that is very popular these days.…

July 22, 2017

Earlier this year we had no choice as to the eventual Rocky Mount Sports Event Center that is billed as the saving grace to bring much more revenue to our city. The council and mayor had decided on the center even though many citizens objected. One can only pray we do not follow in the footsteps of…

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