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April 29, 2016 - 9 minutes ago

When “Little Big Shots” came on TV hosted by Steve Harvey, I said I have three shows that I can watch without profanity.

Well Steven Harvey recently proved me wrong when he use profanity while talking to a child and apparently it was acceptable.

I have not heard anyone...

April 28, 2016

If there were ever any question about the intentions of Republican lawmakers who scrambled to pass House Bill 2 in special session earlier this year, N.C. Sen. Buck Newton put the matter to rest this week with a speech that concluded with his thoughts on “how hard we must fight to keep our...

April 28, 2016

HAVANA – Ernest Hemingway’s house in Cuba seems like such a healthy place. It is light, welcoming and beautifully situated. There are hundreds of his books lining the shelves, testimony to all the reading he did there. There’s a baseball diamond nearby where he used to pitch to...

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April 28, 2016

I am calling about the HB2 Bill by the LGBT community.

It is amazing how they feel like they are being discriminated against, and they have rights, but those of us who are not a part of the LGBT community have rights also, so when you put that together, that means none of us have any...

April 27, 2016

Since taking control of the N.C. House and Senate in 2011, Republicans on Jones Street have weathered their fair share of criticism – and that may be the understatement of the decade.

They have been deemed heartless. They have been called racists, bigots and homophobes.

They...

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April 27, 2016

The N.C. General Assembly this week returned to Raleigh for its traditional “short session,” a time when lawmakers generally tidy up a few budget odds and ends, then rush home to campaign for re-election.

This year should be simpler than usual for them.

They began the...

April 27, 2016

Can we fast-forward through the rest of 2016, please, to get this awful election behind us, and more important, before we lose another great musician?

The election, we will somehow survive, but the death toll of musicians this year is becoming unbearable. Last week, we mourned Prince....

April 26, 2016

Can we fast-forward through the rest of 2016, please, to get this awful election behind us, and more important, before we lose another great musician?

The election, we will somehow survive, but the death toll of musicians this year is becoming unbearable. Last week, we mourned Prince....

April 26, 2016

The 1992 school merger was needed for a variety of reasons.

Many students on the Nash County side of Rocky Mount were being bused to Nash County Schools inside/near Rocky Mount. Also students in Rocky Mount were being bused by Nash County across the county to attend school.

This...

April 26, 2016

I am a resident of Rocky Mount and have been for a number of years, having lived in Raleigh for a number of years, and I cannot for the life of me understand why in this small community with so few doctors that we have a facility that is now cutting off providing needed medication to elderly,...

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