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  • A certain age doesn't mean you have to retire

    May 19, 2012 - 6:10pm

    My comment is for the caller to Speak Up about the fifty and sixty year old people in the workforce who need to retire.

  • Low pay doesn't mean low intelligence

    May 18, 2012 - 7:18pm

    It sure does seem like a lot of those in Congress are of average mental capacity.A lot of mediocre minds.It is no illusion, it is the truth.

  • People have the right to vote how they want

    May 17, 2012 - 7:49pm

    I am calling in response to the letter to the editor written by B.M. Cahoon Jr.Is he calling people who voted for President Barack Obama fools?

  • Do any churches help those with disabilities attend services?

    May 16, 2012 - 3:48pm

    I am calling to ask if there are any churches in Rocky Mount that have pickup service to take people with disabilities to church services, mainly in the middle of the week.

  • Wonderful art from local youth

    May 14, 2012 - 5:23pm

    My husband and I were compelled to comment on the art winner Jacob Walston, a fourth grader at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, which was in the paper on May 7.

  • Are grants for minorities direct discrimination?

    May 12, 2012 - 3:05pm

    When there are government grants and social services that are labeled for minorities, isn’t this direct discrimination?

  • Take a look at new school times

    May 11, 2012 - 8:01pm

    If you have to be at work at 8 a.m., you need to take a look at the proposed time schedule for Edgecombe County Public Schools.

  • Fertilizers for gardening should be limited

    May 10, 2012 - 8:52pm

    Gardening has always been a pleasant life affirming experience.You plant something, you water it and watch it grow.

  • More workers need to retire

    May 9, 2012 - 3:43pm

    The group that is being hit the hardest in this economy are the new graduates.

  • Elected officials should come to small towns, too

    May 8, 2012 - 7:38pm

    I don’t understand why the president and other elected officials when they come to this area always stop in Raleigh.

  • Obscene phone calls must stop

    May 7, 2012 - 3:17pm

    I am calling in reference to obscene phone calls.I have been receiving a lot of these calls at my home.

  • Let's be fair to all candidates

    May 6, 2012 - 8:35pm

    I am calling in reference to the Speak Up in response to not voting for President Obama in office again because he wants to put passing the budget on U.S. Senate, pipeline and other decisions on hold until after the election because he does not want to offend his constituents and the voters.

  • Look out for voter fraud

    May 5, 2012 - 3:10pm

    I am for any eligible voter’s right to cast their vote.

  • Don't take property that isn't yours

    May 4, 2012 - 5:47pm

    My comment is to the individuals who stole the nameplate from the grave of our dearly departed love ones.

  • Court system needs to punish offenders more severely

    May 3, 2012 - 3:44pm

    I thought it was bad enough that I know a person who has been caught for shoplifting about four times and the trial has been put off for over a year now.

  • Let's give back to education

    April 30, 2012 - 5:15pm

    I was reading in the paper recently about more cuts in school budgets and what I would like to know is why do we continue cutting from education?

  • Traffic on Powell Street getting out of control

    April 29, 2012 - 5:55pm

    I am calling concerning the traffic on Powell Street around Sterling Way near the Hazelwood community right off of Raleigh Road.

  • What will Sanderson Farms cost Rocky Mount residents?

    April 28, 2012 - 5:52pm

    If Sanderson Farms is built in our water shed, what extent will residents of Rocky Mount be inconvenienced by the plant’s 1.2 to 1.5 million gallon per day water demand?

  • Principal should not have been removed

    April 28, 2012 - 5:51pm

    I am calling about the removal of the principal, Connie Bobbitt, from Southern Nash High School.Mrs.

  • Schools don’t need more tax money

    April 27, 2012 - 3:56pm

    My comment is about the proposed sales tax increase, which is suppose to go toward education.I am adamantly opposed to any more tax increases.

  • Romney's wealth is a good thing

    April 26, 2012 - 7:00pm

    It seems like the liberals want to talk about Mitt Romney’s money.I am glad that he has been successful and I am glad he is rich.

  • Coach Battle a good choice

    April 26, 2012 - 6:37pm

    I am calling in reference to the selection of Coach Jason Battle as the new head varsity football coach at Rocky Mount High School.

  • Reader questions church's rights in politics

    April 24, 2012 - 10:45pm

    Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Rev. Thomas Walker are back in the local political news.

  • Hospital needed additions to emergency room

    April 23, 2012 - 5:45pm

    It is good that they are adding on to the emergency room at Nash General Hospital.They certainly need it.

  • If you want change, get out and vote

    April 22, 2012 - 9:40pm

    The voters who have been following the news lately will notice that every decision that has been made such as passing a budget in the Senate, the pipeline and other decisions have all been postponed until after the election.