Youth need to know penalties of crime
February 15, 2012 - 10:26pm
These kids committing these crimes – whether breaking into schools or vandalizing property – they need to realize there are consequences for that kind of behavior.
No land barons, just homeowners
February 14, 2012 - 5:52pm
A recent call into Speak Up made no sense.
E-policing should remain the same
February 13, 2012 - 5:45pm
Strike 1: As his first decree, our new police chief has killed e-policing.
Renovation sounds like a terrible failure
February 12, 2012 - 10:42pm
I am calling in reference to the article on the mayor and the assistant city manager celebrating the supposed success of the Douglas Block renovation.
Premiums should come down
February 11, 2012 - 4:50pm
I agree that people are generally healthier now than they have ever been.You would think that health insurance premiums would be coming down.
Learn to live with the budget
February 11, 2012 - 4:49pm
I was reading where Mayor David Combs and several other mayors approved the three-quarter of a cent tax increase proposed by Gov. Beverly Perdue.
Who cut the trees down?
February 10, 2012 - 8:07pm
Who cut the trees down?There is a parcel of land between Wesleyan Boulevard, Hilltop Shopping Center and Benvenue Road just past Western Sizzlin that contained eight trees about the size of a dogwood.
Home Depot building should be utilized
February 9, 2012 - 5:32pm
I was sitting here thinking that it is a shame that the Home Depot building is just sitting there empty.
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.