March 26, 2017

Not long af­ter the 115th Congress con­vened in Jan­uary, U.S. Sen. Thom Til­lis, R-N.C., is­sued a warn­ing to his GOP col­leagues in an opin­ion col­umn re­leased to the me­dia.

In it, he stated that de­spite claims he had heard from some of his…

March 26, 2017

My father was Darth Vader.

No, that doesn’t make me a Jedi Knight. My father was also Boss Hogg and a range of other bad guys. During his nearly two decades as principal of North Carolina’s largest elementary school, located in the Mecklenburg County community of Matthews, Harold Hood…


March 26, 2017

In my 30 years of following politics, the Trump administration has to be the most incompetent that I have witnessed. This administration shows signs of guilt of a coverup daily. How long will Republicans back a president who is a habitual liar?

And their vetting process is next to pathetic. All…

March 26, 2017

I really enjoyed reading about the city launching work on the community center but I have a question.

Why is there so much verbal coverage given to the remarks by Lige Daughtridge?

Is he involved in the downtown revitalization efforts or just someone who wants to invest in downtown with his…

March 26, 2017

There are bars, pubs and saloons on every street corner in big cities.

It is great. Anyone can go in, have a drink and relax.

It makes perfect sense if you think about it. In big cities you don't have to drive home. You can take a subway or you can walk home.

It doesn't work in the…

March 26, 2017

Everybody talks about global warming, and yes, that is a problem.

At some point, it is going to affect future generations, but I am more concerned with our throw-away society.

Everything we have now ends up in landfills, virtually everything.

Yes, we recycle some cardboard boxes and some plastic…

March 25, 2017

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…


March 25, 2017

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

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.…

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