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February 18, 2018

One 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 purposes,…

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…

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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…

February 18, 2018

If there is one thing all Americans can agree upon, it is the need for a strong economy. Luckily, 2018 is already off to a great start.

Over the past year, we have seen an abundance of job creation, and the Department of Labor just released a report saying average hourly earnings jumped nearly 3…

February 18, 2018

Recently I read with dismay the comments from the caller complaining about the number of homeless people in our area standing on street corners begging to motorists passing by.

I was reminded of a passage in the Bible where Jesus was teaching his disciples on the Mount of Olive.

He said “I…

February 18, 2018

I am concerned about the efficiency of the U.S. Postal service.

They seem to be either losing, misplacing or delivering to a wrong address.

I was supposed to receive a prescription for one of my medications by mail in February 2017.

According to the postal service, they received it initially and…

February 17, 2018

It feels like the 2017 session of the North Carolina General Assembly has lingered longer than grandma’s Christmas fruitcake and the fruits and nuts have grown stale and distasteful. HB90, the so-called class size reduction bill, is a classic case of good legislation that turned into an…

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February 17, 2018

We were at the train crossing on South Winstead near the fire station.

The train was only about 12 feet away and the signals hadn't come on and there was no warning except the sound of the train whistle.

We were frightened.

February 17, 2018

I don't know Julia Manning of Spring Hope, but I sure wished I did.

Her letter to Public Forum on Feb. 9 was point on.

She is one smart lady.

I would love to meet her somewhere.

February 17, 2018

We have our troops in Afghanistan because terrorists are there plotting and scheming against us.

We need to keep troops in every country that has terrorists there, including France and England.

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