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May 22, 2017

Wow, Donald Trump can’t even give a commencement speech to the military without making it all about him.

“Now I want to take this opportunity to give you some advice. Over the course of your life, you will find that things are not always fair. You will find that things happen to you…

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May 22, 2017

Can this president get any worse? This current president criticized everything his predecessor did or stood for. He said the job of being president would be easy, and his followers would get tired of winning. Looks like all that winning will have to be put on the back burner. Just one self-…

May 22, 2017

I was in the meat department of a local store recently. There was this lady who had this child who was about 4-5 years old.

The child came there and jumped up on the railing, was sticking his fingers in his mouth and wiping it on the meat just to hear the squeak of the plastic that covered the…

May 21, 2017

Wel­come leg­is­la­tion to au­tho­rize a $1.9 bil­lion bond is­sue for pub­lic schools is mak­ing its way through the N.C. Gen­eral Assem­bly.

The mea­sure, which would place a bond ref­er­en­dum on the November 2018 bal­lot,…

May 21, 2017

Friends and Neighbors,

As you may know, Nash Health Care recently received a less than favorable evaluation from the Leapfrog Group’s Spring Nationwide Hospital Ratings.

As chairman of the Nash Health Care’s Board of Commissioners, I want to assure both the patients we serve and their…

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May 21, 2017

I am in full agreement with North Carolina Court Chief Justice, Mark Martin, who is urging legislators to pass a bill that you have to be 18 years old to be tried in adult criminal court.

I agree with this 100 percent.

In fact, if we don't do it, we will be the only state in the nation that does…

May 21, 2017

As nice and generous as it is for these people to come from other states to help fix up Rocky Mount, why not have all the people receiving free money from the taxpayers whether it is food stamps, public housing or any other help have them work for the money they receive?

People on unemployment…

May 21, 2017

The rising population is simple enough to understand.

We are programmed to have kids. The more the merrier.

There has to be a disincentive like a fine or penalty for every child over two per woman.

That might work.

Just suggesting to people that they limit themselves to two kids will not work.…

May 21, 2017

I have a comment pertaining to the article about Gov. Cooper's vetos being overridden.

I just want to stay to Gov. Cooper to continue to fight on and do what is best for North Carolinians.

Help is on the way.

Those individuals who are more concerned about our state and the areas we live in are…

May 20, 2017

Republican Richard Burr has been many things during his more than 12 years in the U.S. Senate — a policy wonk who likes to get into the weeds, a reliable conservative and a preppy prone to going sockless.

But he has rarely sought the limelight — infrequently appearing on the Sunday talk…

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