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Opinion

September 01, 2016

Summer’s last hurrah beckons us this weekend, provided it doesn’t slap us around too much with wind and rain.

Millions of families will consider taking their Labor Day weekend on the road. A survey by AAA finds that 55 percent of Americans plan to travel for the holiday. Even though…

September 01, 2016

Aug. 5 was the last day for anyone to file to run for one of the open seats on the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education. With all of the raucous situations, the ousting of a popular superintendent and the number of people confronting the board with all kinds of matters, are you surprised that there…

September 01, 2016

One of the letter writers keeps using the phrase “God given rights” and I don’t think that applies to guns.

God never said we should own guns.

I think the writer should stop using that phrase because God would never want us to be killing each other with guns like people are doing…

August 31, 2016

With the diagnosis of the Zika virus in a Nash County family who recently traveled to the Caribbean, one of those vaguely faraway-sounding threats pulled up to the curb and arrived at our doorstep.

There have been some 2,500 cases of the virus detected in the United States. There’s some small…

August 31, 2016

I have been a registered Democrat for many years and after viewing the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention, there is no way in my conscience that I could ever vote for Hillary Clinton who is guilty of treason concerning this classified information.

The American…

August 30, 2016

With temperatures still flirting around 90 degrees, it is hard to believe we are hearing school bells again, but it is about that time.

Students in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools and Edgecombe County Public Schools returned to class this week.

That ushers in a big change for many families in our…

August 30, 2016

Thank you for printing the postcard with Parkview Hospital.

It brought back a lot of memories.

The brick building across the street from the hospital is the student nurses quarters and the house next to the hospital was later used as a residence for unmarried nurses at the hospital.

I think the…

August 29, 2016

For all of the high-octane rhetoric from both parties after North Carolina’s Voter ID law was struck down by a federal appeals court, give the Boards of Elections in Nash and Edgecombe counties credit: They have acted responsibly to set the parameters for early voting.

Under the ruling by the…

August 29, 2016

The CDC says that for every person killed by a shark at least 72,000 are killed because of mosquitoes.

Now in Hollywood there is a big race to see which studio can get out the first mosquito thriller.—

August 28, 2016

A recent caller said they were afraid that Hillary Clinton would take away our freedoms because of being able to appoint judges to the Supreme Court.

I think that is ridiculous fear mongering.

Hillary Clinton will not take away our gun rights.

She may want to put some reasonable controls like…

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