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February 27, 2017

And now, things that are Really Happening in the world of Donald Trump.

We bring you this list as a public service. It’s easy to be distracted by all the strange/contradictory/awful things the president says. For instance, a lot of people were stunned when he responded to a question about…

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February 27, 2017

I would like to get something clarified. When Barack Obama was president, he would produce legislation for Congress to enact. In cases where he could not get the Republican-controlled Congress to pass his legislation, he would issue an executive order.

When he did this he was labeled by Republicans…

February 27, 2017

Obama had everything sealed when he became president.

Since he is no longer president, I wonder if this will be public record.

I would love to know who he is.

February 26, 2017

The fight over Gov. Roy Cooper’s Cabinet secretaries needlessly escalated last week as a court date looms to resolve the impasse.

N.C. Senate Republicans on Thursday issued a subpoena to compel Cooper’s pick to head the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Larry Hall, to…

February 26, 2017

In today’s highly polarized climate, can we get our politicians to agree anything? Well, I can think of at least proposition that attracts nearly universal assent: small business is the backbone of a thriving, broad-based economy.

I agree with it, myself, with some caveats. First, small…

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February 26, 2017

The New England Patriots are a dynasty. In the years to come, they will be viewed as such.

Super Bowl LI (51) was the fifth Super Bowl won by the Pats.

That’s the stuff of dynasties.

To think that this team, after having enjoyed so much success already, could keep winning on football’s…

February 26, 2017

I am calling just to say a big thank to the nice lady out on N.C. 97 from old U.S. 301, N.C. 97 West going toward Leggett. She is picking up trash almost every day and trying to put an end to all the littering that is done in that area.

There was so much of it, and she has cleaned up that highway…

February 26, 2017

Where are the merit-based bonuses for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools employees that are paid for with federal funds?

This includes many special education teacher assistants.

They change diapers all day, hand feed severely disabled children, give tests to children who cannot take their tests in a…

February 26, 2017

It was interesting to read in the paper last week that the city of Rocky Mount was holding hearings on several dilapidated properties within the city limits.

It appears to me that instead of spending mega bucks on an event center in the middle of town that is going to cost millions of dollars and…

February 25, 2017

Linda McMahon, an Eastern North Carolina native who rose to become a professional wrestling magnate, became the first Tar Heel to officially join the Trump administration this week.

She was easily confirmed by the Senate as administrator of the Small Business Administration.

It seems likely that…

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