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May 23, 2017

Since President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, one question has been repeated over and over: With Democrats lacking any real governing power, are there a few good elected men or women in the Republican Party who will stand up to the president’s abuse of power as…

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May 23, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday once again struck down North Carolina’s congressional district plan. The court’s ruling marks the fifth time it has had to ponder the fairness of District 12, in particular. One might think we’d learn something from that.

Here’s an important…

May 23, 2017

Charles Penny, once city manager now community center consultant. Wow, $5,000 per month.

Where in the world did Sir Charles get his community center consulting background? Maybe Reuben, the OIC man taught him.

That's funny. Neither of these two individuals look to be professional…

May 22, 2017

Wow, Donald Trump can’t even give a commencement speech to the military without making it all about him.

“Now I want to take this opportunity to give you some advice. Over the course of your life, you will find that things are not always fair. You will find that things happen to you…

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May 22, 2017

Can this president get any worse? This current president criticized everything his predecessor did or stood for. He said the job of being president would be easy, and his followers would get tired of winning. Looks like all that winning will have to be put on the back burner. Just one self-…

May 22, 2017

I was in the meat department of a local store recently. There was this lady who had this child who was about 4-5 years old.

The child came there and jumped up on the railing, was sticking his fingers in his mouth and wiping it on the meat just to hear the squeak of the plastic that covered the…

May 21, 2017

Wel­come leg­is­la­tion to au­tho­rize a $1.9 bil­lion bond is­sue for pub­lic schools is mak­ing its way through the N.C. Gen­eral Assem­bly.

The mea­sure, which would place a bond ref­er­en­dum on the November 2018 bal­lot,…

May 21, 2017

Friends and Neighbors,

As you may know, Nash Health Care recently received a less than favorable evaluation from the Leapfrog Group’s Spring Nationwide Hospital Ratings.

As chairman of the Nash Health Care’s Board of Commissioners, I want to assure both the patients we serve and their…

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May 21, 2017

I am in full agreement with North Carolina Court Chief Justice, Mark Martin, who is urging legislators to pass a bill that you have to be 18 years old to be tried in adult criminal court.

I agree with this 100 percent.

In fact, if we don't do it, we will be the only state in the nation that does…

May 21, 2017

As nice and generous as it is for these people to come from other states to help fix up Rocky Mount, why not have all the people receiving free money from the taxpayers whether it is food stamps, public housing or any other help have them work for the money they receive?

People on unemployment…

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