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January 18, 2017 - 58 minutes ago

The separation of powers principle should not be so vexing to state leaders.

It was, after all, clearly explained in middle school civics class. The legislature writes the laws. The executive implements the laws. The judiciary applies the laws when there are disputes between parties, either civil…

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January 18, 2017

Perhaps those in the healing profession should stick with their chosen course in life and resist the temptation to delve into identity politics, where the left makes their living on the backs of patriotic Americans.

The left, and particularly Barack Obama’s whole political success rests on…

January 18, 2017 - 47 minutes ago

I just read the article about Gold Rock needing work.

As a neighbor to Gold Rock, we have known for a long time the problems that exist. I just hope that something gets done this time.

Areas like this is what Rocky Mount needs to concentrate on before they consider an event center. People do not…

January 17, 2017

And so it came to pass that in the winter of 2016 the world hit a tipping point that was revealed by the most unlikely collection of actors: Vladimir Putin, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg and the Macy’s department store. Who’d have thunk it?

And what was this tipping point?…

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January 17, 2017

I would like to commend the Rocky Mount Telegram and the U.S. Postal Service for their deliveries during this extreme weather.

Thank you.

January 16, 2017

It now is time and maybe even past time to address President-elect Donald Trump on some of his campaign promises.

Sir, here are things you need to reconsider:

A massive deportation force to remove 11 million undocumented immigrants.

Banning the entry of Muslims and institute aggressive surveillance…

January 16, 2017

It has been reported that a lot of people have unwanted gift cards as Christmas gifts.

I don’t see what is so unwanted about receiving a gift card.

I love receiving gift cards. Then I can pick out what I really want.

I wish I could get all of the gift cards that these ungrateful recipients…

January 15, 2017

Nash County certainly lost a dedicated advocate with the passing last week of former longtime Commissioner Billy Morgan.

Morgan died Wednesday at his home in Middlesex at the age of 84, just hours after Nash County commissioners voted unanimously to appoint him to the Human Services Board as an at-…

January 15, 2017

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I was outraged to read that the alt-right organization Turning Point USA has produced a “Professor Watchlist” soon after Donald Trump won the elections.

This iniquitous item listed some 200 academics in universities all over the United States and labeled them as…

January 15, 2017

Let me say this with as much tact and respect as I can muster: If you truly believe that the level of democracy in North Carolina is in any way comparable to the level of democracy in Cuba, then you are either 1) an ignoramus, 2) an unrepentant communist, or 3) a college professor.

An ignoramus…

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