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March 23, 2019

Mrs. Donna Carr was my first-grade teacher at Coopers Elementary School in 1970.

This was before kindergarten attendance was required and I was not the sharpest crayon in the box. Mrs. Carr was such a supportive and kind teacher, making sure, along with my mother’s help God rest her soul,…

March 19, 2019

The state House has taken a long overdue step toward transparency, voting unanimously to add online video streaming of its sessions — so North Carolinians across the state can watch their government in action without driving to Raleigh.

The legislature currently offers online audio streams of…

Colin Campbell

March 18, 2019

There is one thing that the majority in this fragmented city, state and nation can agree on: we need revival. It was the faith of our fathers that founded this “one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.”

There is one day in the year set aside to pray to that…

March 17, 2019

My husband and I relocated to Rocky Mount in the late 1980s and it did not take long for us to discover the housing instability and economic decline beginning to take form on the east side of the city while the west side was rapidly growing.

As previously engaged citizens in community, civic and…

March 15, 2019

Mr. Knight complains that we are complaining about his purchases of property in an attempt to excuse what he and other council members are doing to taxpayers.

He knows full well that using his power as a council member to force taxpayers to purchase his property for millions of dollars in profit to…

March 14, 2019

Two area athletes, Lillian Pruden and Harriet Buss recently set new all time cycling speed records at the North Carolina Senior Games in Raleigh. Pruden set records in her age group in the one mile, and the five and ten kilometer races, while Buss broke the record in her age group in the ten…

March 10, 2019

I lost my older brother last week, and I still can't wrap my head around it.

Former longtime Telegram Editor Jeff Herrin died Monday at the age of 60 — five days short of one year since his retirement on March 9, 2018.

Although not related by blood, I have always thought of Jeff as my…

Metrick

March 10, 2019

I grew up in the city of Rocky Mount and still live in the area.

I am a sinner by birth, but thank God I am His child by grace. In God's great mercy, He also called me to be a minister of the Gospel. I have been following recent events unfolding in Rocky Mount. Words such as “ethics,”…

March 06, 2019

For the last several hundred years, people of color have fought long and hard for freedom and equality. The system has learnt how to modify its method of social control from the unacceptable to the more acceptable. Slavery and Jim Crow have fallen out of favor. A new way of enforced…

March 05, 2019

I would like to thank the Telegram very much for the article concerning Keith Harris. I have never been fortunate to meet him but I do respect him for his stand. Believe me. I understand his feelings of being rejected and insulted. Anyone who has tried to show their concern for our city and its…

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