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Opinion

February 20, 2018

Is a $35,000 annual salary "good money?"

That's what N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson recently said about the state's starting salary for teachers. The comment ignited a firestorm of criticism from education advocates who say the number is far too low.

Johnson later admitted…

Colin Campbell

February 20, 2018

I would like to explain my view of the the two economic systems, in their purest forms, that are debated in this country.

First there is socialism, which is based on the idea of everyone contributing to the well being of society. This means that if one has a talent to benefit society, they are…

February 20, 2018

If I were the president, I don't think I would have so much to say about a witch hunt on the part of the Democrats when your own administration is providing so much fuel for this investigation.

The president's own son was meeting secretively with Russian operatives during the campaign and then the…

February 20, 2018

I worth like for the city of Rocky Mount to consider a different traffic light going into Sam's Club. Since they are putting in a new bridge, what if they make it a blinking yellow light going into Rocky Mount when the lights change green instead of having to sit and wait?

There is not much traffic…

February 19, 2018

When I walked away from Donald Trump's Republican Party, I did not walk away from conservatism. Instead, I gave up on a political party whose policies had become indefensible.

I support a pathway to citizenship for the "dreamers," but my approach to immigration is far less expansive than that of…

JoeScarborough

February 19, 2018

We as a society deal with death all kind of ways, however it happens.

Does the newspaper believe that Sunday, the day that most citizens take to praise God, to present facts about black males dying in homicides on the front page?

This was a sad day when deaths of black citizens were injected with…

February 19, 2018

Thank you for running the recent Fayetteville Observer editorial about the demise of the film industry in North Carolina. But I don't buy the premise that Republicans in Raleigh have not given movie makers incentives.

They have given them plenty: An incentive to stay away, an incentive to look…

February 18, 2018

Once again, a madman has entered an American school with an automatic weapon and wrought carnage upon innocent victims.

And once again, politicians on one side of the gun control debate offer thoughts and prayers while solemnly intoning that the tragedy should not be exploited for political…

February 18, 2018

The HOPE Initiative, founded by Nashville Police Chief Tom Bashore and referenced in the Feb. 9 Telegram article, has been a wonderful resource for our Nash County citizens battling addiction use disorder.

Chief Bashore and a cadre of volunteers have managed to grow the program…

adams_pat2

February 18, 2018

It was all so much easier in the bad old days of the Cold War.

The bad guys wore black hats.

Not really of course, but they did wear uniforms. They were obvious that way. We pledged allegiance to “one nation under God.” They swore allegiance to the U.S.S.R and to the God-less communists…

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