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March 25, 2017 - 2 minutes ago

Does size matter? Apparently, it does when it comes to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.

The first bill Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed was a measure reducing the UNC board from 32 members to 24 members — a change pushed by the Republican-controlled legislature, which…

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March 25, 2017 - 2 minutes ago

There was an excellent article in the March 12 Telegram Sports section. It covered the disintegration of fan civility. The author contends that the stress to win, the 24/7 scrutiny of the media, and the anonymity of bad behavior associated with social media are the causes of fans’ incivility.…

March 25, 2017 - 2 minutes ago

I am calling Speak Up with a question.

I would like to know how to stop the robo calls.

They say there is a toll-free number that you can call and block them.

I have had 16 calls today. I sure would appreciate if someone will provide me with the number.

Editor’s note: The website for the…

March 24, 2017

Lying seems to come naturally to this president. He blames all his misgivings on the media, except Fox News, and those extremist News organizations. National Security Advisor Flynn resigned because of what Trump said is lies instigated by the media. Then he goes on a rant about how great Flynn is.…

March 24, 2017

Ahhhh .. It is March 20 as I write this. It is the first day of spring and I am loving it already, as I stand in the warm sunshine and observe my surroundings.

It is a bit warmer today, although some breezes still contain a hint of the chill that has been in the air for several days. You can see it…

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March 24, 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a dud.

It is no wonder to me that his TV show tanked.

He cannot make it anymore unless he is surrounded by other stars in a big action movie, and his days as a action star are fast coming to a close.

Schwarzenegger got his family's housekeeper pregnant while his own wife,…

March 23, 2017

I have been devoting this space to deliberately implausible ideas lately, and the time has come to turn to an issue that our politicians are actually debating: health care reform. Though “debating” might be a strong word, since the politicians I’m talking about are all Republicans,…

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March 23, 2017

Why do Washington liberals hate Donald Trump’s budget? It begins the swamp draining process!

It cuts the federal budget drastically, by several trillion over a 10-year period. It seems to me our extremely obese $3.9 trillion dollar federal budget needs to go on a healthy diet (if our…

March 23, 2017

I appreciate what the superintendent is trying to do to help Nash-Rocky Mount Schools cut costs, but I have a question.

What positions are being cut at the central office?

If other positions are cut, then their work will be cut, too.

It should be an equal percentage cut between the central office…

March 23, 2017

I have a question about the reservoir?

How long are they going to keep it down like they are and what is this going to do to the fish spawning this spring?

Some of the fish are already looking for a place to spawn and where they normally spawn is exposed.

Is the city giving any consideration to…

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