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February 17, 2018

It feels like the 2017 session of the North Carolina General Assembly has lingered longer than grandma’s Christmas fruitcake and the fruits and nuts have grown stale and distasteful. HB90, the so-called class size reduction bill, is a classic case of good legislation that turned into an…

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February 17, 2018

We were at the train crossing on South Winstead near the fire station.

The train was only about 12 feet away and the signals hadn't come on and there was no warning except the sound of the train whistle.

We were frightened.

February 17, 2018

I don't know Julia Manning of Spring Hope, but I sure wished I did.

Her letter to Public Forum on Feb. 9 was point on.

She is one smart lady.

I would love to meet her somewhere.

February 17, 2018

We have our troops in Afghanistan because terrorists are there plotting and scheming against us.

We need to keep troops in every country that has terrorists there, including France and England.

February 17, 2018

In looking back on history, the majority of decent people would condemn Adolph Hitler and his followers. The heinous acts against humanity, not including millions who died fighting fascism, are lessons that we all need to take to heart.

They could not have happened without the full…

February 16, 2018

The Trump administration is an aberration, an outrage, a threat to the nation's very soul. But most of all it's a great big fraud.

Voters who thought President Trump would at least try to fulfill his populist, America-first campaign promises were cynically and cruelly deceived. Trump placates these…

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February 16, 2018

By the time you read this, more revelations on Clinton corruption and felonious abuses at the FBI and the Department. of Justice will have surfaced. Facts surrounding the biggest scandal in modern U.S. history are interwoven like a Chinese finger trap. Julia Manning put forth a great article…

February 16, 2018

In government bureaucracies, you show up for work, you put your time in and you keep getting promoted up the organization's power grid.

It's what bureaucracies do. It's who bureaucracies are.

There is actually a name for it. It is called the Peter Principle.

It is not so much that…

February 16, 2018

Instead of inmates, the children of the well-to-do should fight our wars.

They derive the most benefits from living here.

The generals would earn their money because the rich sons would not be motivated to fight anyone.

Do you think Don Trump Jr. would want to go to war against anyone?

Don't make…

February 16, 2018

Kudos and thank you to Ms. Hobbs for the Feb. 12 letter in the Public Forum. The piece is articulate, accurate and well written.

I also find it refreshing since most of the local input letters advance a far right narrative usually full of conspiracy theories, character smears, half-truths and lies.…

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