More from Speak Up

  • Where will money for education come from?

    March 30, 2012 - 5:56pm

    The president has come out and said he wants the governors of the states to resist cutting any funds from education.

  • Global warming means easier winters

    March 29, 2012 - 5:20pm

    Global warming might not be so bad if this past winter has been any indication.I can deal with warm or hot weather better than I can cold weather.

  • Give credit where it’s due on economy

    March 28, 2012 - 8:10pm

    The economy has come back, but no one wants to admit it.To admit it would be to give President Barack Obama credit, and we cannot have that, can we?

  • An answer about Obama

    March 27, 2012 - 5:56pm

    I am calling in regards to the Speak Up item, asking how President Barack Obama can associate with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

  • Bus drivers shouldn't use cell phones while driving

    March 26, 2012 - 4:19pm

    I am calling about the Rocky Mount Transit.I would like to know why bus drivers continue to use their cell phones while driving?

  • No one knows what dead celebs feel

    March 25, 2012 - 7:54pm

    I see where they have a new Michael Jackson tribute going around.

  • American voters need to wake up

    March 24, 2012 - 5:36pm

    It was obvious that the last election was about electing the first woman president or the first black president.

  • Don't leave small churches for no reason

    March 24, 2012 - 5:35pm

    I do agree that a senior pastor for a church should get paid more than a teacher because they do have a awesome responsibility but I disagree whole-heartedly with the fact that a member of a small church ought to leave their church in order to join a larger church to be pastored.

  • Top twenty percent still living well

    March 23, 2012 - 6:48pm

    The top twenty percent are doing very well today.They are living better this year than they were last year.

  • Watch that child

    March 22, 2012 - 9:04pm

    People need to be on the look out for small children. There are a lot of small children who have been playing alongside the roads.

  • Front of the bus for senior citizens

    March 21, 2012 - 4:05pm

    I am a senior citizen at 65 years old, and I want to complain about the young bus riders – the ones who are able to walk up on the bus without a lot of trouble.

  • How did city spend money on annexation?

    March 20, 2012 - 8:55pm

    I would like to see an accounting of the $1.5 million that Rocky Mount spent on the annexation.

  • Thankful for a mild winter

    March 18, 2012 - 6:19pm

    It has been a mild winter and of course it is not over yet but it is almost over and I am just so thankful for the mild winter.

  • Money doesn't help those 'at-risk'

    March 17, 2012 - 5:53pm

    There have been several articles recently in the paper about taxpayers funding pre-K education for at-risk four year olds.

  • How much American oil is sent overseas?

    March 17, 2012 - 5:51pm

    I am calling about the gas prices.

  • Romney reminds reader of movie villain

    March 14, 2012 - 5:15pm

    Mitt Romney reminds me of the character Mr. Potter in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart.

  • Fatal shooting is just sad

    March 13, 2012 - 7:03pm

    I am calling in reference to the shooting that killed Christopher Curtis. It is just sad.The young man who killed him was a walking time bomb.

  • Accessories seem just as guilty

    March 11, 2012 - 9:46pm

    I have a question to ask.Isn’t true that if a person helps a criminal hide, especially in the case of a murder, they can be charged for harboring a criminal or as an accessory to the crime?

  • Fire dangers too high in Sharpsburg

    March 10, 2012 - 5:07pm

    I live in Sharpsburg and I am very concerned about the current mayor that we have.The mayor is not looking out for the needs of the citizens.

  • American has no president, just an endless candidate

    March 9, 2012 - 10:43pm

    This is a response to the Speak Up on Feb. 24. This caller is so right. I am glad to see a real comment about a real problem.

  • Obama our best president since Clinton

    March 7, 2012 - 5:57pm

    I am calling in reference to the Speak Up column about President Barack Obama.

  • Mailing center closure doesn’t help much

    March 6, 2012 - 6:10pm

    I would like to say a few things about eliminating the mail center.

  • Bush years put the country in deficit position

    March 5, 2012 - 6:21pm

    George Bush ran as a conservative but he did not govern like a conservative.He ran up huge budget deficit.

  • City needs more to draw people to downtown

    March 4, 2012 - 5:56pm

    I am calling regarding the revitalization of downtown Rocky Mount.I grew up here and I am now 61 years old.

  • City residents taxed too much

    March 3, 2012 - 6:16pm

    Everyone is tired of the wealthy land barrens in Oak Level complaining.They screech about taxation without representation.