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January 01, 2018

What would New Year’s Day be without some black eyed peas, bowl games and a pocketful of resolutions at the ready?

Today is not a day for the cynics. We don’t need any negativity as we welcome a fresh start in the new year. Internet trolls: Feel free to take a day off. Mean tweet…

January 01, 2018

I would like to know why the city of Rocky Mount continues to give City Councilman Reuben Blackwell and the OIC $50,000 to do a highway construction class in which you only receive a certificate to be a flagman, the person who holds the stop sign.

The carpentry class is nothing more than a safety…

December 31, 2017

Like much of the rest of the world, the Twin Counties certainly had its share of ups and downs throughout the past year.

But for the most part, 2017 turned out to be a pretty good year for the area.

While the plans for a new CSX intermodal terminal have been placed on hold and may never come to…

December 31, 2017

Does Gov. Roy Cooper believe that North Carolina’s tax burden should be $3 billion higher?

It’s a fair question to ask given what Charlie Perusse, the governor’s budget director, said at a recent press briefing. While explaining that the Cooper administration will likely propose…

John Hood

December 31, 2017

Thank you, Rocky Mount, for the beautiful decorations that were downtown in some of the store windows, and also at the Imperial Centre and the Rocky Mount Mill area.

Everyone should take a ride through before the decorations are taken down.

They are really beautiful.

December 31, 2017

I had only one Christmas wish this year.

It was that Ebenezer Trump would be visited by the ghost of Christmas past, present and future.

Maybe ghosts like Thomas Payne, Abraham Lincoln and Sojourner Truth would be good candidates and that he would become the most decent and honorable man that this…

December 31, 2017

I would like to say kudos to the wonderful lady who helped me find my car in the Walmart parking lot recently.

Thank you so much.

December 31, 2017

I like the idea of sending young convicts to fight our foreign wars. It has to be a free offer extended to them; you cannot coerce anyone, but you can make them a deal.

If you go over there and fight for a year or two in the war, then when you come home your criminal record will be expunged,…

December 30, 2017

As someone who believes in God and Jesus, when I am in search of guidance or the solution to a situation I turn to my Bible. My Bible has always provided me the answer to whatever situation I was concerned about. Within it there is an answer to all situations. We may not like the answer, but the…

December 30, 2017

Those of us on the Decision Desk of the Sidney Awards faced a moral dilemma. Could we give a Sidney to an essay the title of which we couldn’t quote in a family newspaper? We decided that our mission, celebrating the year’s best long-form journalism, is more important than the staid and…

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