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September 30, 2016

If we learn nothing else from last week’s tragic shootings in Charlotte and Tulsa, let’s at least acknowledge the value of being straight and forthcoming with the public.

Nothing can justify the looting and rioting that occurred in Charlotte in the aftermath of the police shooting of…

September 30, 2016

In the normal telling, history is driven by visionaries and revolutionaries. If you studied history in school you probably plowed through book after book about this revolution or that one — the American Revolution or the French, the industrial revolution or the information one. In the normal…

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September 30, 2016

The liberal, progressive Democrats are whining and crying that Hillary Clinton is being treated so harshly by the press.

She can seem to say whatever she wants about Donald Trump, but as soon as someone asks her a tough question, she crumbles.

If she can’t stand the heat than she needs to get…

September 29, 2016

Hundreds of people may or may not have rallied Tuesday night in front of the Rocky Mount Police Department, Nash County Sheriff’s Office and Sharpsburg Police Department. They may or may not have chanted, celebrated and cheered the quick response of area law enforcement officers in the rescue…

September 29, 2016

Go ahead and laugh at Donald Trump’s claims that he was foiled by a finicky microphone on Monday night, but I can relate. When I write a bad column, it’s all my keyboard’s fault.

The other columnists have reliable keyboards. I’m not saying it’s a conspiracy, but they…

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September 29, 2016

Black Lives Matter and its supporters should be ashamed, but they are not because they have an agenda and it is not what is best for black Americans.

If you are not happy with the system, you don’t turn to violence, you educate yourself so that when you go to the ballot box, you can vote for…

September 29, 2016

Turn signals are standard equipment in all vehicles, to my understanding, and they need to be used.

I cannot read your mind.

I cannot know whether you are going straight, turning left or turning right.

It would be a great help if people would use their signal lights so people would know where they…

September 28, 2016

A recent letter signed by a few people was essentially a rant attempting to put down police in the U.S. as well as our entire justice system because some actions by the police have resulted in death.

That this has happened is true, but such actions have involved very few officers, yet the letter…

September 28, 2016

North Carolina voters won’t decide any statewide ballot referendums or initiatives in November.

In most other states, residents will vote on issues such as legalizing recreational or medical marijuana, raising the minimum wage, increasing cigarette taxes and prohibiting large-capacity…

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September 28, 2016

Serving in the military is like the ultimate crap shoot.

You might step on an IED and lose your life or lose your leg but you might do an entire tour of duty in the war zone and come back whole.

You just never know.

If you get wounded the government has to take care of you.

That's the deal.…

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