June 17, 2018

RALEIGH — In the long-running dispute between State School Superintendent Mark Johnson, a Republican elected in 2016, and the State Board of Education, which currently has a majority of Republican appointees, the North Carolina Supreme Court has sided 6-0 with Johnson (Chief Justice Mark…

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June 16, 2018

Note to readers: With all the recent activity regarding immigration we decided to repeat the column we wrote following a visit to Ellis Island, New York in 2011. It is relevant today.

Standing in the Great Hall of the Admissions Building on Ellis Island you can almost hear the voices and feel the…

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June 16, 2018

A recent letter regarding gun control was off point. Apparently, the writer doesn’t have a full understanding of all the applicable facts and laws.

Every citizen in the state of North Carolina that is age 17 and over are members of the N.C. militia. Membership in the N.C. militia is outlined…

June 15, 2018

Are you old enough to remember when the Republican Party had principles and a backbone? It seems so long ago.

If you do recall that bygone time, you might expect that said principles and backbone will assert themselves, sooner or later, against President Trump. Stop waiting, because it's not going…

Eugene Robinson

June 15, 2018

Once again, the Community Council is offering Rocky Mount residents some critical and eye opening information. Nothing is more revealing of the arrogance, greed and cronyism displayed in the proposed additions to the city's expanding bureaucracy.

First, are these changes needed? A third assistant…

June 15, 2018

It's wrong to politicize Memorial Day as a recent editorial cartoon attempts to do.

The copy depicts graves of fallen soldiers on one side. On the other side, graves of school children killed by deranged shooters appears.

Memorial Day should, no, must, stand alone as a day to remember those…

June 14, 2018

The Supreme Court's recent decision on whether a Christian baker can be forced to make a wedding cake for a gay marriage (no) arriving on the same day that Bill Clinton reared his syphilitic head on NBC's "Today" reminded me how liberals always use black people as props.

Midway through the last…


June 14, 2018

The fact that this country is, with the exception of Native Americans, a country of immigrants has become lost and redefined in today's rhetoric about immigration reform.

We can all trace our heritage back to somewhere else, whether our ancestors came on the Mayflower or a slave ship. While it is…

June 13, 2018

In conversations with most college officials, many CEOs, many politicians and race hustlers, it's not long before the magical words "diversity" and "inclusiveness" drop from their lips. Racial minorities are the intended targets of this sociological largesse, but women are included, as well.


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June 13, 2018

President Trump famously avoided service in the long, long Vietnam War. Is it a concern for votes? Not really.

For one thing, the matter is famous only because he, Trump, ascended all the way to the Oval Office. As a private citizen, which Donald Trump was for the first 70 years of his life, no one…

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