February 22, 2017

Legislative Republicans are acting as though their days are numbered.

Having remade the state's fiscal structure in their own likeness, Republicans are now looking to lock in their personal income tax rates with a constitutional amendment and their flush savings reserve, a.k.a. "The Rainy Day Fund,…


February 22, 2017

After the election, I heard a lot of people asking: "What now?"

We can start by making sure Congress doesn't target anti-poverty programs that help millions of families afford the basic necessities of life. If poverty and inequality are truly important to the new Congress, they…

February 22, 2017

A college degree is not about money-making potential only. A degree implies hard work and determination. Being educated means enlarging one’s horizons and exposing one’s self to the intellectual side of life.

College is not for everyone. One can make a life financially without a degree.…

February 21, 2017

Dear President Trump:

These are the moments that make or break a presidency.

First you were tested by a rival — Russia — and utterly failed to appreciate the corrosive impact on our democracy of your indulgence of Russia’s hacking our election. And on Wednesday you’re going…

People Friedman Pie

February 21, 2017

President Trump acts like he wants to get us into war with all of his tough talk to North Korea and Iran especially.

I am hoping that is not the case. I hope it's just all a lot of bluster.

After all the comments that he had on the campaign trail that were critical of some of the wars we have…

February 20, 2017

The controversy over House Bill 2, the “bathroom law” is still raging while the state continues to lose businesses and jobs. Our state legislators are being very paternalistic and old fashioned in their thinking.

They think women are delicate creatures who need protection from…

February 20, 2017

I often wonder if the same people who refuse to work for a living are the same people who continue to trash our city with litter being thrown out of their car windows.

Please stop trashing our city.

February 20, 2017

I know a lot of you were saying in December that this administration wouldn’t last a month. But I’ll bet you didn’t actually have “worry about collapse of the government” written down on your schedule for February.

Americans who went into a state of shock after the…


February 19, 2017

Memories of Rocky Mount in the early 1940’s

Memories of my childhood are flooding back after reading about the history of Rocky Mount recently in the Rocky Mount Telegram.

I was born and raised in Rocky Mount on what is now the historical Mill village at 12 Carr Street, but currently now…

February 19, 2017

What was just a dream of a proposal a few months ago for Edgecombe County Public Schools officials suddenly looks to become a reality next year thanks to an endowment from an anonymous donor.

The Edgecombe County Board of Education last week approved a new initiative to offer qualified students the…

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