May 04, 2016

Spring arrives, and with new buds and flowers comes a new class of graduates, venturing to the next level of learning.

For some, that passage is a farewell to high school and the 13 years it took to grow from kindergarten sneakers to senior caps and gowns.

Already, they have made...

May 04, 2016

I’m sure that many readers have heard about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) taking private property in your area. ACP has a public relations campaign aimed at convincing the public that the pipeline will benefit us. It won’t.

ACP lists the following reasons for building the...

May 04, 2016

It took no longer than the first budget meeting before the battle lines were drawn in what will become the biggest spending-related debate of 2016.

It will be about raises and bonuses for state employees and teachers, as well as cost-of-living adjustments for government retirees....


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...


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...

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