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January 17, 2017 - 50 minutes ago

And so it came to pass that in the winter of 2016 the world hit a tipping point that was revealed by the most unlikely collection of actors: Vladimir Putin, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg and the Macy’s department store. Who’d have thunk it?

And what was this tipping point?…

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January 17, 2017 - 50 minutes ago

I would like to commend the Rocky Mount Telegram and the U.S. Postal Service for their deliveries during this extreme weather.

Thank you.

January 16, 2017

It now is time and maybe even past time to address President-elect Donald Trump on some of his campaign promises.

Sir, here are things you need to reconsider:

A massive deportation force to remove 11 million undocumented immigrants.

Banning the entry of Muslims and institute aggressive surveillance…

January 16, 2017

It has been reported that a lot of people have unwanted gift cards as Christmas gifts.

I don’t see what is so unwanted about receiving a gift card.

I love receiving gift cards. Then I can pick out what I really want.

I wish I could get all of the gift cards that these ungrateful recipients…

January 15, 2017

Nash County certainly lost a dedicated advocate with the passing last week of former longtime Commissioner Billy Morgan.

Morgan died Wednesday at his home in Middlesex at the age of 84, just hours after Nash County commissioners voted unanimously to appoint him to the Human Services Board as an at-…

January 15, 2017

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I was outraged to read that the alt-right organization Turning Point USA has produced a “Professor Watchlist” soon after Donald Trump won the elections.

This iniquitous item listed some 200 academics in universities all over the United States and labeled them as…

January 15, 2017

Let me say this with as much tact and respect as I can muster: If you truly believe that the level of democracy in North Carolina is in any way comparable to the level of democracy in Cuba, then you are either 1) an ignoramus, 2) an unrepentant communist, or 3) a college professor.

An ignoramus…

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January 15, 2017

Lord have mercy.

Trump is exhausting and he is not even president yet.

Everyday brings a new tweet, a new horror, and a new crazy.

January 15, 2017

To the citizens of Rocky Mount there is no need to continue complaining about the event center.

It is going to be built, regardless of what we say or do.

The City Council members are not going to let us vote on it or have any voice on it because they are scared if they do the event center will not…

January 15, 2017

The key to marriage is compatibility.

If two people are compatible they have a real chance to make it. If there are incompatible then they have almost zero chance.

It has not that much to do with being in love. Actually being in love might be a detriment.

If there are two people who share a lot of…

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