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February 28, 2017

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is a bad deal for North Carolina and in spite of Duke and Dominion’s slick, big money push to rush it through, it will not go unchallenged.

Their high pressure gas transmission pipeline, behind schedule and still lacking approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory…

February 28, 2017

Much has been made of Melania Trump’s absence from the capital.

But our new president’s most intense, primal, torrid relationship is in full “The War of the Roses” bloom here. And it is not with his beautiful, reserved wife. It’s with the press, the mirror for the…

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February 28, 2017

I want to call and nominate Judy Mesko's recent Letter to the Editor for letter of the year.

We need more people like Judy Mesko to write in to the Telegram and less of “oh, woe is me, the world is coming to an end because people don't agree with the views of Julia Manning.”

Please…

February 27, 2017

And now, things that are Really Happening in the world of Donald Trump.

We bring you this list as a public service. It’s easy to be distracted by all the strange/contradictory/awful things the president says. For instance, a lot of people were stunned when he responded to a question about…

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February 27, 2017

I would like to get something clarified. When Barack Obama was president, he would produce legislation for Congress to enact. In cases where he could not get the Republican-controlled Congress to pass his legislation, he would issue an executive order.

When he did this he was labeled by Republicans…

February 27, 2017

Obama had everything sealed when he became president.

Since he is no longer president, I wonder if this will be public record.

I would love to know who he is.

February 26, 2017

The fight over Gov. Roy Cooper’s Cabinet secretaries needlessly escalated last week as a court date looms to resolve the impasse.

N.C. Senate Republicans on Thursday issued a subpoena to compel Cooper’s pick to head the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Larry Hall, to…

February 26, 2017

In today’s highly polarized climate, can we get our politicians to agree anything? Well, I can think of at least proposition that attracts nearly universal assent: small business is the backbone of a thriving, broad-based economy.

I agree with it, myself, with some caveats. First, small…

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February 26, 2017

The New England Patriots are a dynasty. In the years to come, they will be viewed as such.

Super Bowl LI (51) was the fifth Super Bowl won by the Pats.

That’s the stuff of dynasties.

To think that this team, after having enjoyed so much success already, could keep winning on football’s…

February 26, 2017

I am calling just to say a big thank to the nice lady out on N.C. 97 from old U.S. 301, N.C. 97 West going toward Leggett. She is picking up trash almost every day and trying to put an end to all the littering that is done in that area.

There was so much of it, and she has cleaned up that highway…

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