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  • President eager to toot his own horn

    December 17, 2011 - 9:19pm

    I am calling in reference to the Speak Up column about the president not blowing his own horn.

  • Important sign should be visible

    December 16, 2011 - 5:21pm

    Why are there five signs for Route 43 and five signs for Route 48 on the Betts Highway and not one sign indicating there is a hospital ahead?

  • Where will the jobs be found?

    December 15, 2011 - 11:20pm

    They should stop telling people that unemployment has decreased.People need to remember this is the holiday season.

  • Firefighters kind and efficient

    December 14, 2011 - 5:39pm

    I am calling in reference to the city of Rocky Mount and its fine fire stations and firefighters.

  • Make sure security alarms work correctly

    December 13, 2011 - 11:46pm

    This is just a reminder for people who go in stores with items that have been purchased from another store and the security apparatus goes off.

  • Why not shut down other post offices?

    December 12, 2011 - 5:22pm

    I am calling in reference to the U.S. Postal Service on George Street.

  • People are paying for benefits everywhere

    December 11, 2011 - 9:15pm

    I am tired of hearing the city say that people living near the city and in the proposed annexation area are not paying for the benefits they receive from the city.

  • Benvenue Road needs sidewalks

    December 10, 2011 - 11:09pm

    I am calling in reference to the Speak Up column about sidewalks.

  • Obama simply does his job

    December 10, 2011 - 11:08pm

    This president does not blow his own horn, and I don’t know why that is.

  • Age limit on elected offices needed

    December 9, 2011 - 5:45pm

    There should be an age limit on elected offices that are running the country. We need new ideas not outdated ideas.They need to stop the favors.

  • Everyone doesn't have to work for the government

    December 5, 2011 - 5:55pm

    My comment is in reference to the Speak Up about government jobs.It sounds like this caller would like for everyone to have a government job.

  • Gas tax makes a lot of sense

    December 4, 2011 - 11:33pm

    I like the idea of the gas tax paying for the repair to the roads.

  • Remember people in the service industry this time of year

    December 3, 2011 - 5:12pm

    At this time of year, especially, it is important to remember the people who work for tips – the people in the service industry.

  • Welcome to the real world

    December 3, 2011 - 5:12pm

    I heard a lot last week about retail employees having to cut their Thanksgiving short to go to work on Thanksgiving, due to earlier hours for Black Friday.

  • Gas companies are overcharging

    December 2, 2011 - 6:06pm

    I recently went to Virginia and gas prices were about $3.27 and at most places it was $3.10 per gallon.

  • Senators can help with foreclosures

    December 1, 2011 - 7:33pm

    Every day I read the paper and see all these foreclosure notices and it makes me depressed.

  • Poor areas need bus service too

    November 30, 2011 - 9:14pm

    I would like to know why is it in the poor areas they don’t have bus shelters for people catching the bus?

  • Butch Davis should have been fired

    November 28, 2011 - 4:55pm

    It is sour grapes for Butch Davis to make a self promotional video saying that he should not have been fired from his job at UNC.That is why coaches are paid the big bucks – to win games and to run a clean program.

  • Kids involved in Penn State scandal are not ruined

    November 27, 2011 - 9:45pm

    I support the column in the sports pages on the ongoing investigation at Penn State University but I have problem with one statement.

  • There are alternative ways to deal with rude cashiers

    November 26, 2011 - 5:58pm

    My comment is regarding the Speak Up about cashiers who carry on a personal conversation in front of customers.

  • Traffic engineers should be recognized for work

    November 26, 2011 - 5:58pm

    The traffic engineers with the Department of Transportation have done a good job with the Northern Connector.

  • Made in the USA?

    November 25, 2011 - 6:13pm

    I cannot find anything made in America and it is driving me crazy.I have looked for shoes, clothes and other things but could not find anything.

  • Imagine a political party for all Americans

    November 24, 2011 - 7:00pm

    Just think if there were no Republicans, no Democrats, no parties to bicker or complain about what each other does, then the people we send to Washington could get something done.

  • Troopers need to explain computer use

    November 23, 2011 - 3:52pm

    Now that the N.C. Highway Patrol is getting a second overhaul, my question is, if it is illegal to text while driving, how come the Highway Patrol officers can punch in data on their computers while driving?

  • Tragedies can show human decency

    November 22, 2011 - 6:16pm

    Anne Frank, just before she was captured and taken off by the Nazis to be killed in a concentration camp, wrote, “Deep down I believe people are basically good.”That is what she wrote in her diary.