How does state plan to pay for unemployment loans?
December 6, 2012 - 6:26pm
The state owes the federal government $2.5 billion for unemployment claims that were paid out during the recession.Where is that money coming from?
Reader disagrees with recent comments on Sanderson Farms
December 5, 2012 - 10:01pm
A recent caller to Speak Up suggested because Sanderson Farms opted not to build their chicken processing plant here that crime in our area might be higher as a result.
Politicians need to put partisanship aside for good of the country
December 4, 2012 - 11:23pm
I am calling in reference to political gains and losses.We have to get our politicians and our country on the same page.
Reader gives heads up on military retirement
December 3, 2012 - 11:45pm
It is apparent that a recent letter writer has little knowledge of military retirement.
Reader upset about certain students causing trouble at Rocky Mount High
December 2, 2012 - 9:07pm
I was reading recently in the paper about the gang solicitation at Rocky Mount Senior High.
Reader says lack of chicken plant likely to increase crime
December 1, 2012 - 7:43pm
It is so disappointing that Sanderson Farms will not be locating its plant in Nash County.
Government should cut U.N. funding, grants, pay
December 1, 2012 - 7:43pm
If our government wants to cut expenses, the number one place to start is at the United Nations.
Close stores on Thanksgiving
November 30, 2012 - 11:39pm
I cannot get used to this new trend where the stores are opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving and the holiday weekend.
Pray for the president
November 30, 2012 - 12:39am
I am calling in reference to the Speak Up about the presidential election being close.
Gen. Petraeus is just a man who made a terrible mistake
November 28, 2012 - 10:17pm
I would like to make a comment about Gen. David Petraeus.I can be ashamed of what I do, but I cannot be ashamed of what he does.
Reader upset on kids marked with permanent markers
November 27, 2012 - 11:03pm
Students in Idaho complained about their faces being marked with permanent markers.Permanent markers do not wash off; they have to be worn off.
Reader is not worried about Romney’s financial situation
November 26, 2012 - 11:53pm
I wouldn’t shed too many tears for Mitt Romney.He made $20 million last year, and he was not even an employee of a company.
Removal of campaign sign appreciated
November 26, 2012 - 12:23am
I would like to thank the person who recently came into my yard and removed my campaign sign.
Nash must cut spending, add jobs
November 24, 2012 - 10:31pm
In the paper on Nov. 14, there were two issues that concerned me that were discussed.
People need to work together
November 24, 2012 - 10:30pm
I am calling about the election of President Obama for his second term.I believe we have the best person in office to do the job.
Election close for a reason
November 23, 2012 - 10:12pm
With the presidential election that close, hopefully, President Barack Obama will realize that almost half of the country is not pleased with his policies.
Thanks but no thanks on home equity loans
November 22, 2012 - 10:29pm
I see where banks have begun offering home equity loans again.Thanks, but no thanks.Fool me once, shame on thee.Fool me twice, shame on me.
Don’t park in front of mailboxes
November 21, 2012 - 5:10pm
Everyone loves a good bargain at a yard sale, but parking your vehicle in front of a mailbox up the street from the yard sale is inconvenient for the resident who lives at that address.
Reader agrees with comments about Sanderson Farms
November 20, 2012 - 11:04pm
I agree with the Speak Up call in reference to the handful of people who opposed Sanderson Farms coming to Nash County.
Reader hopes Obama follow through with pledge to end war
November 20, 2012 - 7:32pm
President Obama has pledged to end the war in Afghanistan by 2014, which means by 2015 we will not be at war anywhere.
Reader upset about people objecting Sanderson Farms in area
November 18, 2012 - 9:10pm
I hope the handful of people who opposed Sanderson Farms are happy because they have kept a lot of jobs from coming to this area.
Why didn’t state check out construction company?
November 17, 2012 - 11:17pm
No one saw the extended inconvenience coming for the delayed bridge projects? All we can do is grin and bear it?Are you serious?
Police need to clean out parks
November 17, 2012 - 11:16pm
It is a shame that of the 30 parks in the city of Rocky Mount most of them are being used primarily for smoking pot, drinking and fornicating.
Personal attacks against president need to stop
November 17, 2012 - 12:39am
President Barack Obama was first elected, and he has now been re-elected president.
Packages should require a signature
November 15, 2012 - 11:19pm
I think that during this time of the year, especially with the Christmas holiday coming up, the U.S. Postal Service and UPS should require a signature on any package received.