More from Speak Up

  • Rocky Mount needs jobs

    February 8, 2012 - 9:48pm

    I grew up in the Spring Hope area and came to Rocky Mount at the age of 18 to get my very first job, and I have always loved Rocky Mount.

  • Redraw school lines now

    February 7, 2012 - 5:24pm

    Can Nash-Rocky Mount school board members please explain why they are going to wait a year after the new school opens to redraw the school lines?

  • Send cards to the children's hospital

    February 6, 2012 - 7:27pm

    My calls is in response to the Speak Up about what to do with Christmas cards.I have done this in the past.

  • Romney didn't hit triple, he was born on third

    February 4, 2012 - 9:03pm

    Mitt Romney in an interview said he made his money the old-fashioned way – he earned it.Give me a break.

  • Oak Level denies rights of others

    February 4, 2012 - 9:02pm

    A small group of wealthy landowners in Oak Level want to deny the constitutional rights of all others.

  • Christmas cards should be saved

    February 3, 2012 - 8:24pm

    I am calling in response to the Speak Up about what to do with Christmas cards.This is Minnie Herbert and we have a use for Christmas cards.

  • Owner should pay vet bill

    February 2, 2012 - 4:58pm

    My comment is in reference to whether the sheriff’s office should pay the vet bill for the puppy who was recently hit.

  • Insurance costs rise no matter what

    January 31, 2012 - 5:19pm

    There have been reports that the number of car crashes are down from what they had been and the rates of cancer have fallen significantly.

  • Lower the speed limit

    January 30, 2012 - 5:43pm

    The recent accident that happened at the Thomas Betts Highway and Benvenue Road is a prime example of the design of the road.

  • Oak Level not interested in being annexed

    January 29, 2012 - 9:47pm

    I read with interest in the paper Mayor David Combs’ comment about the city filing suit against the state of North Carolina “to protect the city’s interest.”The people in the Oak Level community from the old set let the city know they were not interested in being annexed into the city.

  • Small churches are suffering

    January 28, 2012 - 7:22pm

    I really like the letter to the editor about the small churches facing challenges by Gene Jackson.

  • Could anyone use some Christmas cards?

    January 28, 2012 - 4:41pm

    Each year as I go through my beautiful Christmas cards one final time, I am saddened by the fact that I just cannot toss them in the trash.

  • No city options for Hickory Meadows

    January 27, 2012 - 6:21pm

    Wedgewood Golf Course in Wilson is owned by the city.It is a nice course.It gets a lot of play and people like it.

  • Trust the market about empty houses

    January 26, 2012 - 11:22pm

    The call in to the Speak Up states there are houses foreclosed upon all around Rocky Mount.Some have been on the market for some years.

  • Obama blowing his own horn

    January 23, 2012 - 6:46pm

    If I didn’t know better, I would say President Obama reads the Telegram.He has started blowing his own horn.

  • Obama should get his due credit

    January 22, 2012 - 7:16pm

    My comment is in reference to the Speak Up column stating George Bush started the search for Osama bin Laden.

  • Firefighters deserve praise for their work

    January 21, 2012 - 6:22pm

    I am calling in reference to the Rocky Mount Firefighters who saved the children recently on Stokes Avenue in the house fire.

  • Foreclosed homes should be bought, fixed

    January 21, 2012 - 6:22pm

    I would like to make a comment about the economy and an observation that I see.

  • Nash County could take over golf course

    January 20, 2012 - 7:54pm

    I am a citizen who is concerned about Hickory Meadows closing down.

  • Romney is a corporate raider

    January 19, 2012 - 5:12pm

    Mitt Romney was a corporate raider before he entered politics.

  • Region needs to attract new businesses

    January 18, 2012 - 10:31pm

    I am calling in reference to the store closings of Old Navy and Sears, and I cannot tell you how much this disappoints me.

  • World remains a dangerous place

    January 17, 2012 - 5:30pm

    The leader of Iran is talking tough again – threatening to close the vital shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf region.

  • Career politican title is unfair criticism

    January 16, 2012 - 6:04pm

    It is an unfair criticism to say that someone is a career politician.

  • Obama in NC to advance goals on economy and jobs

    January 15, 2012 - 10:43pm

    RALEIGH — President Barack Obama on today sought to push Congress to promote 21st-century manufacturing jobs by establishing hubs where universities and companies work together to invent, design and make new products.

  • Leaders must work harder to save Rocky Mount

    January 14, 2012 - 6:56pm

    Rocky Mount is slowly but surely deteriorating.Sears, Old Navy and the postal distribution center are all being lost.