More from Speak Up

  • Tax punishes minority property owners

    July 20, 2012 - 6:15pm

    With the national studies indicating that Americans have lost approximately forty percent of their wealth within the last few years, it is hard to believe that our city officials would decide to punish the oppressed minority property owners with yet another tax.

  • Romney should pay for defense budget

    July 19, 2012 - 8:16pm

    Mitt Romney has a personal fortune of $250,000,000.His income last year was $22,000,000.He is big on defense and he should be.

  • Nashville needs new businesses

    July 17, 2012 - 11:26pm

    Since Nashville appears to be growing so fast, why can’t Target or a Belk store come to the Nashville area?

  • Thanks to Hobby Lobby

    July 15, 2012 - 10:35pm

    The July 4th full-page insert in the Rocky Mount Telegram titled “In God We Trust” sponsored by Hobby Lobby was right on.

  • Health care law a lie

    July 14, 2012 - 5:34pm

    This message is directed to all the people who voted for Obama.You wanted change, you got change.We now have a healthcare crammed down our throats.

  • Politicians need to get serious

    July 14, 2012 - 5:34pm

    Why don’t the politicians in Washington and all of our people get serious about what we need for our country?

  • RMPD increasing fight against drugs

    July 13, 2012 - 5:57pm

    I would like to thank the Rocky Mount Police Department and congratulate them for the work they have been doing in their fight against drugs.

  • Store too hot to shop in

    July 12, 2012 - 6:19pm

    I am calling about the Walmart in Rocky Mount.

  • Too much litter on roadways

    July 11, 2012 - 8:01pm

    Has anyone noticed the condition of the Thomas Betts connector?The median and sides of the road are filled with weeds and trash.

  • Take time to send thank you notes

    July 10, 2012 - 4:33pm

    I would like to make a comment about this time of the year with weddings, graduations, baby showers and thank you notes.

  • Are political advertisements the legal form of bullying?

    July 9, 2012 - 4:38pm

    Political advertisements.This has become a childish way to participate in any form of an election.We tell our children not to bully.

  • The solar farm is a cash cow

    July 8, 2012 - 8:24pm

    My message is in reference to the article about “Solar farm that draws praise.”If this solar farm is so good and worthy of praise, how come did it take government stimulus money to get it going and how come that was not mentioned in the article?

  • How many interpretations are there about city ordinances on noise levels?

    July 7, 2012 - 6:34pm

    I would like to know how many interpretations are there about city ordinances on noise levels?

  • Why is our mail getting torn?

    July 6, 2012 - 6:33pm

    When they switched Rocky Mount mail and started sending it to Enfield that is when I started having trouble with mail.

  • Government should contract out more jobs

    July 5, 2012 - 11:12pm

    The government needs to get into the business of contracting more of its services out.

  • Tax collectors should go after those who get paid in cash

    July 4, 2012 - 3:33pm

    We wouldn’t have any problems with budget deficits or government red ink if the people who worked for cash paid taxes on all the income they make.

  • Repeat offenders should be locked up

    July 2, 2012 - 5:44pm

    You have got to compare apples to apples and oranges to oranges.Cary may have a cheaper tax rate but they also don’t have the crime we have.

  • The economy is terrible

    July 1, 2012 - 8:49pm

    The president made an incorrect statement when he said the economy is doing fine.Everyone knows the economy is not doing fine.

  • Hats off to commissioners

    June 30, 2012 - 4:33pm

    Hats off to Edgecombe County Manager Lorenzo Carmon and the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners for having courage and wisdom on their budget in these bad economic times.

  • Others should pay for road expansions

    June 30, 2012 - 4:29pm

    When the Telegram stated recently that no one in the area supports toll roads, it got my attention.

  • If you are going to hate anything, hate the winter

    June 29, 2012 - 8:03pm

    I hear people say they hate the hot weather, just hate it.It is hot outside and it interferes with what they want to do and it is miserable.

  • Collect taxes from people who owe

    June 28, 2012 - 9:12pm

    I would like to respond to the Speak Up call about people who have not paid their taxes.

  • Potholes need to be fixed

    June 27, 2012 - 8:23pm

    When are they going to fix the potholes in Cobb Corners Shopping Center, where the Dollar Tree is located?

  • Rocky Mount Prep story leaves questions

    June 26, 2012 - 10:06pm

    I am calling in reference to the article on Rocky Mount Preparatory School.For one, these teachers were not laid off.

  • If Sanderson Farms can use water, we should be able to

    June 25, 2012 - 6:46pm

    Are you kidding me?Now the city ask us to conserve water.