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August 24, 2019

Professor Walter Williams’s recent column, “Look beyond racial discrimination” has superficial validity. But his analysis is flawed by a trick conservatives often use to blame victims for the conditions they face.

Williams admits the existence of slavery and racism in America but…

August 23, 2019

Welcome to the Twilight Zone, where lies the pit of man’s fears, currently occupied by a Democratic Party moving so far to the left that they have become detached from reality.

A dimension of mind that has inflicted people with common sense a case of PTSD, or Pretty Tired of Stupid Democrats.…

August 22, 2019

I could not believe my ears when told that a supposedly American President (Trump) had told the prime minister of Israel not to allow two Democratic members of Congress into their country.

Who does Trump think he is? He admires him so much, I believe Trump thinks he is Vladimir Putin. What is even…

August 20, 2019

As pointed out in the mayoral debate and by others, there already exists rules governing what is a conflict of interest in the city’s municipal code. But it is just a matter of the rules “being enforced.”

Since there is an open question of whether the rules are being enforced, I…

August 19, 2019

While much attention is on the 2020 presidential race already, equal attention is on the many contests that are occurring right here in North Carolina across the state this fall.

A contest that is being closely monitored is the race for Ward 4 City Council seat in Rocky Mount. Elections will be…

August 18, 2019

The downtown hotel project is about race, location and personal agendas by those who do not want to see any positive growth on the Edgecombe side of Rocky Mount.

Will you provide one case that council members have had the need to recuse themselves from voting on something that was a direct…

August 17, 2019

The intense hatred of the president by the left has become so virulent that one wonders that these people can maintain any sense of normalcy in their everyday lives.

They seize on everything he says or does in some warped endeavor to disparage and/or trivialize any achievements while attempting to…

August 16, 2019

Thank you, Butch, for your views on my personal opinion. You could have written your own without trying to destroy or distort mine. Democracy and civil liberties dictate that one can express views with dignity and respect without malice.

Every person who lives in Rocky Mount contributes to the…

August 15, 2019

The N.C. State Health Plan is due to go broke in four years but our governor prefers to hold up the budget to increase Medicaid. There is still no deal between the State Treasurer and UNC, Atrium, Novant and Vidant, but he wants to increase Medicaid.

Medicaid expansion has been tried in North…

August 15, 2019

Public officials should live in the area where they work.

This enables them to be a more active manager with a better understanding of the community, people and challenges. It also makes it easier for them to lead their departments and respond to issues from employees, general public, etc. Living…

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