August 17, 2017

As a candidate and as president, Donald Trump has hardly been a shrinking wallflower, and he is always eager to engage in bombastic kindergarten feuds at the drop of a tweet.

Trump has disparaged prisoners of war, the disabled, Gold Star families, Mexicans, Muslims and even the Pope. He recently…


August 17, 2017

City governments and other institutions are dealing with the repercussions of the horrific Charlottesville white supremacist rally in different ways. The city of Baltimore, for example, took down Confederacy monuments with little fanfare on Tuesday night. The University of Florida has denied a…

August 17, 2017

Am I the only citizen in Rocky Mount fed up with our leadership? Our local elected officials just cannot do what they were elected to do. Represent us and the cCity of Rocky Mount to the best of their ability. They continue to drag the city down by their actions or lack thereof. It appears they…

August 17, 2017

The city of Rocky Mount's reputation has been going down for the past several years.

Now in an effort to make it appear to improve, the city has hit rock bottom.

Manipulating crime statistics.

Wake up citizens, get responsible leaders before it is too late.

August 16, 2017

Rural Americans feel “trapped” in their communities, stuck in unfavorable financial situations but unable, for both practical and lifestyle reasons, to move to more economically vibrant areas — so says a fascinating article in the Aug. 3 edition of The Wall Street Journal. While…


August 16, 2017

Almost daily we are told by health care providers that health care is a right not a privilege, but many Republican lawmakers tell a different story. They have ceased to advocate for the needs of their constituents for more profitable results by catering to the already rich. These lawmakers seem to…

August 16, 2017

This call is to educate the person who said if you add up all the people who are on Medicare, Medicaid, government employees and so forth, they all get free health care.

This person does not have sense enough to know Medicare is not free.

We pay for it each month and as a former government employee,…

August 15, 2017

I was talking the other day to a wise executive friend and he recalled for me something his favorite boss liked to say: When people rise to the top of an organization and get power, they usually do one of two things: “They either swell or they grow.”

Donald Trump has swollen.



August 15, 2017

I assume, based on the following two incidents, that our city council does not have written rules for their personal conduct and ethical behavior when conducting city business.

The two incidents are:

■ Councilman Knight telling the mayor at a recent meeting, “I will caucus and shove four…

August 15, 2017

It looks like the only way to solve the crime problem here in Rocky Mount is to get a new police chief.

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