Contract work leads to wasteful government spending
August 12, 2012 - 10:34pm
This is in response to the Speak Up where the caller said the government needs to contract more work out.This has never worked.
Romney blames Obama for Bush's failures
August 12, 2012 - 10:32pm
Mitt Romney has said the president deserves an “F” for his time in office.I don’t know if that is a good idea.
Health care law does nothing for reader
August 11, 2012 - 8:41pm
Those who think the new healthcare law is such a great thing, please tell me how you come to that conclusion.
Romney's resume impresses reader
August 10, 2012 - 8:24pm
With Mitt Romney’s resume, how does President Obama hope to compete with him?
President Obama does not have a chance.
“Free” health care costs taxpayers
August 9, 2012 - 5:20pm
Have you ever noticed when you speak with someone who supports Obamacare that somewhere in the conversation the word “free” is brought up?
Health care law needs to be explained
August 8, 2012 - 8:06pm
There are a lot of things about the president’s affordable healthcare act that need to be explained.
Don’t demolish monument
August 7, 2012 - 10:36pm
The confederate monument located in Battle Park was erected and paid for by Robert H. Ricks, confederate veteran in 1917.
Insurance prices continue to increase
August 6, 2012 - 6:12pm
I agree with the Speak Up caller who called about insurance prices increasing.We have not seen anything yet.
Stop blaming the city, the government and Medicare for cutting into your lottery spending
August 5, 2012 - 7:14pm
I am calling in response to the crying citizens who complain about their utility bills and taxes all the time.
Nash County could be known for green energy
August 4, 2012 - 5:23pm
I love the idea in the paper about Nash County investing in a solar farm rather than a chicken plant.
Budget shows savings thanks to health care law
August 4, 2012 - 5:22pm
Now that the Congressional budget office says that the president’s health care overhaul will shrink the deficit instead of increase it, it will be amusing to see how the Republicans, both local and national, dance around this and try to say it is wrong.
Sell Randy’s theater to Dolly Parton
August 4, 2012 - 5:22pm
I have an idea for the Randy Parton theatre in Roanoke Rapids, and I am pretty sure it would work.
Rocky Mount should learn from Princeville problems
August 4, 2012 - 5:21pm
Rocky Mount citizens should take a lesson from the Princeville mess.They should stop electing people who do not know what they are doing.
Secondary roads look horrible
August 3, 2012 - 6:42pm
I realize the Department of Highways wants the bypasses and the interstates to look good for tourists.What about the secondary roads?
Obama stopped financial bleeding
August 2, 2012 - 7:03pm
Someone needs to inform the Speak Up caller that the nest eggs of America went down to 40 percent, but they did not go down in the last two or three years.
Shopping center has gone downhill
August 1, 2012 - 10:19pm
What has happened to the Walnut Shopping Center?Abandoned cars, trash everywhere, broken chairs and other furnishing scattered about the lot.
Summer school is something we cannot afford
July 31, 2012 - 10:41pm
How can we pay teachers, assistants, bus drivers and buy gas for summer school?
Attention Nash County commissioners
July 30, 2012 - 6:20pm
Attention Nash County commissioners and city fathers:
Why not a solar farm on the property acquired for a chicken processing plant, which would protect and save our water, produce clean energy and reduce utility costs?
Solar farm a worthy cause
July 29, 2012 - 7:52pm
My comment is in reference to the Speak Up recently about the Solar Farm.Why don’t people look at this more productively?
Southern heritage needs to be honored
July 28, 2012 - 5:04pm
I am calling in reference to the letter to the editor by Tommy Speight concerning the Rocky Mount Confederate Monument.
City retirees' money at stake
July 28, 2012 - 5:03pm
I am calling to alert the Rocky Mount City retirees.
Rich start wars while the poor fight in them
July 27, 2012 - 5:55pm
Mitt Romney is all in favor of the war in Iraq, just like George Bush.It is funny, but none of Romney’s five sons went to Iraq.
Health care costs rising long before Obama
July 26, 2012 - 8:45pm
Critics of Obamacare blame it for the increase in premiums for health care insurance but in truth, health care premiums have been rising for years and years, long before President Barack Obama took office.
Downtown Rocky Mount looks much nicer
July 25, 2012 - 5:16pm
I would like to congratulate all those involved in revitalizing downtown Rocky Mount.The area really looks nice.
More should read U.S. Constitution
July 24, 2012 - 8:01pm
I would like to make a comment about the Speak Up that mentioned the U.S. Supreme Court had no other choice than to rule for the president’s plan on health care.