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April 18, 2018

When World War II ended, the population of Washington, D.C., was about 900,000; today it's about 700,000. In 1950, Baltimore's population was almost 950,000; today it's around 614,000. Detroit's 1950 population was close to 1.85 million; today it's down to 673,000. Camden, New Jersey's 1950…

walter williams

April 18, 2018

April 18 marks National Lineman Appreciation Day, and I’d like to thank our state’s lineworkers for their commitment to keeping our power reliable and our communities safe.

Being a lineworker is no small feat — it requires long hours, time away from family and the…

April 17, 2018

Most of North Carolina seems to have forgotten about Hurricane Matthew. It's been about 18 months since the floodwaters ravaged communities in the eastern region, and the news cycle has long since moved on to other natural disasters and the 10,000 political controversies in Washington.

One might…

Colin Campbell

April 17, 2018

Donald Trump claimed once he became president, things would be different.

Well, things did become different and in some instances worse. The swamp he has been draining has been his own cabinet members. If Scott Pruitt is not removed for his lavish spending at taxpayers' expense, then Trump has lied…

April 16, 2018

I am thankful we have students and an elementary school counselor who have chosen to make an impact on the problem of bullying in our schools.

There is no place for that kind of behavior anywhere, but especially in our schools where students go to learn scholastically as well as learn how to get…

April 15, 2018

I believe in the rule of law, regardless of who occupies the White House or which party leads the Justice Department. That is why in August I introduced a bill to create a judicial-review process to prevent the removal of a special counsel without good cause.

Over the past several months, Sen.…

012217ThomTillis

April 15, 2018

The idea of a "trade war" is misinformation at it's worse. The U.S. has been engaged in a trade war for decades. And we've been losing badly.

Along comes President Trump, willing to defend America's interests, and the globalist corporations and their media whip up unnecessary anxieties with both…

April 14, 2018

If you could wave a magic wand and make one change that would provide the greatest benefit to rural North Carolina what would it be? I’ve been intrigued by that question ever since it was first posed during a panel discussion on rural issues.

I thank the many readers who gave some very…

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April 14, 2018

Recently, the Rocky Mount Telegram, as Today’s Editorial, re-printed an article titled “Norfolk pipeline vote was realistic” taken from The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. Is the Telegram also considering all current opposition here in Nash County as foolishness because the…

April 13, 2018

Paul Ryan started his political life hoping to be the champion of a sunny, forward-looking conservatism. He will step down from the House speakership as the personification of conservatism's decline.

One is tempted to call Ryan's journey tragic, the tale of a young, idealistic family man…

020917Dionne
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