More from Speak Up

  • Not all protesters are the same

    November 19, 2011 - 11:32am

    I agree with the recent Speak Up call about Occupy Wall Streeters.

  • Kudos to the military for recognizing Warren Lewis

    November 19, 2011 - 11:31am

    I think it was a fine gesture by the military organization to recognize Warren Lewis.Mr.

  • Recent basketball ship game not the first

    November 18, 2011 - 8:58pm

    The game between UNC-CH and Michigan State may have been the first official game played on a Navy ship but it is hardly the first basketball game on a ship.

  • Thank you, Janice, for memorial

    November 17, 2011 - 6:24pm

    I want to thank Janice Gravely for her art exhibit memorial to the mill.

  • MLK park is a wonderful place for events

    November 16, 2011 - 7:53pm

    My daughter and I attended the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts over at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

  • Edgecombe County needs sidewalks, too

    November 15, 2011 - 6:11pm

    Rocky Mount is spending all this money to pour these sidewalks when we need them worse in Edgecombe County.I don’t know what to say.

  • The DOT knows what it's doing

    November 14, 2011 - 5:51pm

    I keep reading in the paper about these people who were initially against the Northern Connector but now they are saying they are liking it.

  • Keep your dogs safe

    November 13, 2011 - 8:10pm

    Dog owners beware.There is a group going around in Nash County and surrounding towns stealing dogs.

  • Students stuck with loans because there are no jobs

    November 12, 2011 - 6:43pm

    I am calling in response to the Speak Up where a caller stated they hope President Obama does not give in to the Occupy Wall-Streeters.

  • Transport cotton better

    November 12, 2011 - 6:37pm

    I would like to see the state or the county do something about the trucks that transports cotton.

  • Sidewalks more important than downtown

    November 12, 2011 - 6:37pm

    I don’t understand how the city of Rocky Mount can spend so much money rebuilding downtown without consideration of putting in sidewalks in all of Rocky Mount for pedestrian use as well as for people whose lives involve the use of wheelchairs to get around on a daily basis.

  • When money is stolen, it's used for drugs

    November 11, 2011 - 5:34pm

    The caller is right.Times are hard and people are struggling but don’t be misled though.

  • Cashier should practice better customer service

    November 10, 2011 - 5:11pm

    Why is it that cashiers nowadays, whether it be a convenient store or a retail store, think it is okay to stand there and carry on a personal conversation with other cashiers and totally ignore the customers until it is time to tell them a total?

  • Swimsuit competitions at pageants should end

    November 9, 2011 - 5:51pm

    I was most shocked when I read that the swimsuit competition is still a part of beauty pageants.I thought that one had long ago bit the dust.

  • Mr. President, don’t give in to Occupy Wall Street

    November 8, 2011 - 9:13pm

    I hope President Barack Obama does not give in to the “Occupy Wall Streeters.”They want the government to forgive their student loans.

  • Fire ants more concerning than fallen tree

    November 7, 2011 - 5:34pm

    I am calling about the Speak Up about Pineview Cemetery.I am much more concerned about all the fire ants there than I am about a fallen tree.

  • Money should be spent to help people first

    November 6, 2011 - 11:12pm

    I was just riding through downtown Rocky Mount and seeing all the new construction that is going on and I cannot believe we are spending all this money in downtown Rocky Mount when people in this area are suffering hard with electricity and food.

  • Business development is encouraging

    November 5, 2011 - 9:15am

    I’m very encouraged to see some of the business development that’s going on in Rocky Mount despite the bad economy.

  • Sidewalks are waste of money

    November 5, 2011 - 9:14am

    Why are they putting sidewalks in on Sunset Avenue?To me, that is a waste of money.Who walks on Sunset Avenue?

  • Money should be used on U.S. 301

    November 4, 2011 - 7:57pm

    I really do wish that all that money that we are throwing away over on Winstead Avenue could be used to U.S. 301.

  • Be careful this holiday season

    November 3, 2011 - 7:17pm

    As the holidays approach, I would like to remind people to be careful when they’re out and about shopping.

  • Occupy Wall Street just want other people’s money

    November 2, 2011 - 6:11pm

    The Wall Street occupiers have caused a terrible mess, but no control or end in sight.

  • Edwards should be on trial for his lies

    November 1, 2011 - 9:27pm

    I would like to make a comment about the John Edwards situation.He knew that his mistress was pregnant.

  • The Northern Connector is great

    October 31, 2011 - 5:53pm

    The Thomas A. Betts Highway, also known as the northern connector, is great.It takes me no time on my morning commute to get to work.

  • Video gambling is still gambling

    October 30, 2011 - 9:05pm

    I would like to talk about video gambling.There is no difference in these video gambling machines than the N.C. state lottery.