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May 03, 2016

DAKAR, Senegal – You can learn everything you need to know about the main challenges facing Africa today by talking to just two people in Senegal: the rapper and the weatherman. They’ve never met, but I could imagine them doing an amazing duet one day – words and weather...

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May 03, 2016

Bernie Sanders' appeal is his purity. He's unsullied, unfazed and apparently, incorruptible.

That's impressive. At 74, which is what Sanders is, it's amazing, you can find a pure 24 years old, not many 74 years old though. More than impressive, Sanders' purity is sweet. No other candidate...

May 03, 2016

For once, the good news is practically universal. All of North Carolina’s 100 counties saw unemployment rates fall in March. Even Eastern North Carolina is seeing economic improvement, according to a story reported by Telegram business writer Corey Davis.

There’s still room...

May 03, 2016

Bernie Sanders’ appeal is his purity. He’s unsullied, unfazed and apparently, incorruptible.

That’s impressive. At 74, which is what Sanders is, it’s amazing. You can find a pure 24-year-old, not many 74-year-olds though.

More than impressive, Sanders’...

May 02, 2016

This is the third year that people have volunteered to read the Bible aloud in public places in preparation for the National Day of Prayer.

With this large number of churches, too numerous to reach individually, we want to enlarge the opportunity for every person or church to participate...

May 02, 2016

I am not sure why Rocky Mount city schools and Nash County schools merged back in 1992, but Nash County has benefited the most from the merger.

I regret that Rocky Mount city schools merged with Nash County.

Our area is unique and instead of them embracing that uniqueness, you have...

May 01, 2016

Rocky Mount officials held out hope last week that a compromise still can be reached in stalled negotiations to hammer out a new funding formula for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.

Those talks broke down on April 22, and shortly afterward the Nash County Board of Commissioners voted...

May 01, 2016

My problem,” the notoriously reckless actor Errol Flynn once quipped, “lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.”

When it comes to state budgeting, too many governors and legislators across the country have indulged their own gross habits, such as buying...

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May 01, 2016

According to a recent article on April 13th, the Edgecombe County Public Schools superintendent lashed out at the idea of splitting the Edgecombe and Nash County systems at the county line.

The statistics he gave was 2,000 students he would have to educate, which would take 120 extra...

April 30, 2016

The protection of religious liberties has become a tool of convenience that is being used as a smoke screen for the passage of bills that legalize discrimination and exclusion. Religious liberties extend far beyond our ability to worship freely and make moral decisions in our daily life....

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