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September 24, 2017

People throughout the Twin Counties have an opportunity to help clean up the area

The Twin Counties Big Sweep, organized each year by Keep America Beautiful of Nash & Edgecombe Counties, launched Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 15. It’s a great way for civic clubs, neighborhood groups,…

September 24, 2017

“Today's players are so relaxed and at ease. I was always nervous and uptight. Worried that someone would take my job.”

That was former baseball great Ted Williams' view which he made known before he died.

Williams, of course, played ball under the old reserve clause system. The ball…

September 24, 2017

In September, the GOP officially became the third-largest group of registered voters in North Carolina, as the number of unaffiliated voters surpassed Republican registration for the first time.

In September, the North Carolina Republican Party continued to add registered voters while the…

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September 24, 2017

I am really thankful for the company who instead of tearing down the mill and the rest of those houses there on Mill Village for building them up and saving the history down in that area.

I do have to say one thing to all of the people because this is now the “in” place to go. A lot of…

September 24, 2017

How did we as taxpaying citizens of Rocky Mount allow our city government to become what it is today?

The City Council hired a new city manager who was asked to resign from the same position in Savannah, Ga., due to questionable financial reporting. She has now restricted press access to the…

September 23, 2017

We took a cross-country trip recently and while visiting South Dakota we went to Mount Rushmore. As I looked at the sculptures carved into the granite mass, I was reminded of imperfect men who have had the privilege of being president of the United States.

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson,…

September 23, 2017

I’d like to offer you two models of human development.

The first is what you might call The Four Kinds of Happiness. The lowest kind of happiness is material pleasure, having nice food and clothing and a nice house. Then there is achievement, the pleasure we get from earned and recognized…

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September 23, 2017

A good number of people like to live just out beyond the city limits.

They like the things a city has to offer, but they don't like city taxes or the city meddling in their affairs. They figure it is the best of both worlds.

I've heard it described as country living and city convenience.

If…

September 22, 2017

As citizens of this great country we have certain rights, but with those rights come responsibilities to be active in positive change. Voting is a cornerstone of those responsibilities.

We have all heard the “politics doesn’t affect me” phrase used as an excuse not…

September 22, 2017

You may remember that in a column some few years ago I promised my wife I would not bring up the “H” word before hunting season actually begins. Well, this one is not my fault.

If only she had not said to me early Tuesday morning “Quick, look out the window; there is a turkey in…

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