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December 11, 2016

It’s past time to send out an overdue congratulations to Gov.-elect Roy Cooper.

The Nash County native declared victory last week, after Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the election via video on Monday, nearly a month after Election Day.

As outstanding ballots were counted in the weeks following…

December 11, 2016

In what direction will North Carolina go under Democratic Gov.-elect Roy Cooper and a Republican N.C. General Assembly?

There are three possibilities.

The least likely scenario – but the one that progressives in North Carolina desperately hope to engineer – is a U-turn.

They want to see…

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December 11, 2016

First, OIC took over the Booker T. Washington High School building.

After years of turmoil and dollar issues, it still remains.

Secondly, OIC takes over the J. Group shoe store manufacturing building on Grace Street.

The third move was to acquire the large office building on Grace and Church Street.…

December 11, 2016

According to the front page of the Telegram about the event center on 12/1/16, we now know why the citizens and taxpayers of Rocky Mount are not allowed to vote on the event center and why it is being placed at the particular location it is.

It now qualifies for getting a $7 million medical…

December 10, 2016

Paul Ryan has long been cast as Congress’ Boy Scout: earnest, honest and brimming with the best intentions, whether you agree with his proposals or not.

Donald Trump is putting an ugly end to that.

Or, rather, Ryan himself is, with his example of utter submission to Trump. Other Republicans…

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December 10, 2016

I would like to respond to the Letter to the Editor in Thursday’s Rocky Mount Telegram headlined, “Trump’s candidacy tapped into the plight of the U.S. middle class” by Mr. Peele. The shallowness and hypocrisy of the analysis boggles the mind. Here are some assertions that…

December 10, 2016

I am calling about the recent Speak Up column where some person called in and wondered why the Speak Up columns were solely about Trump.

I don’t know what paper this caller has been reading but the paper hasn’t been very positive about Donald Trump.

The paper is certainly not pro-Trump…

December 09, 2016

I am an older lady and I wish the Telegram would not write all of these horrible things about these people that we have elected to run our country now.

We have got them here and instead of saying negative things we should please be praying for them.

It makes me so sad to read these things.…

December 08, 2016

The election of 2016 affirms the greatness of democracy.

Amazingly, the billionaire Trump was more aware and more attuned to the ordinary people than was the multi-millionaire Clinton.

How does that happen?

One, Clinton, has spent the last 30 years or so ensconced in the bubble of Washington D.C.…

December 08, 2016

I would like to thank my newspaper person for delivering my newspaper regularly and doing a great job.

Also, thanks for the colorful comics.

It makes a difference.

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