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March 12, 2018

I just returned home Sunday after having open heart surgery.

On Monday the phone starts ringing with calls from telemarketers.

I don't feel like talking to them.

Why can't there be some legislation done to keep these people from calling you when you are trying to rest and recover at home?…

March 12, 2018

I read a recent article in the Telegram “New group supports women with firearms.”

Yes, women have every legal right to own guns but for the life of me I don't think we need more people supporting more guns in our area.

March 12, 2018

Scientists have detected stars born only 187 billion years after our Big Bang pretty much rewrites the history of the cosmos.

Even better than that it has added three new chapters to the Star Wars franchise.

March 11, 2018

I have a theory as to why you don't see really large families any more.

You have to be together as a couple for a long time in order to have six or eight kids or more.

Most couples don't last.

They may be together three or four years, which is time enough for one or two kids but certainly not six…

March 11, 2018

On Nov. 3, 2017 my son was hit in the head with an object by a known perpetrator and as of this date the perpetrator has not been charged with anything or arrested.

My son has called and called trying to find out what is happening to no avail.

The officer in charge of his particular case will not…

March 11, 2018

Those who try to suggest that cars are like guns and suggest that both can kill you missed the point entirely.

The purpose of a car is to transport people, not to kill people.

The purpose of a gun is to kill people.

That's why the only ones with these high-powered rifles and clips carrying multiple…

March 10, 2018

I have a suggestion in regard to guns in the schools.

Why not place metal detectors as soon as you hit the grounds of the school and at all the entrance doors?

Metal detectors will stop a lot of the problems.

March 10, 2018

Whoever said the power bills in Rocky Mount were going down lied to all of us.

We still have the highest power bills in the state and our so-called leaders of the city continue to do nothing to help with this major problem.

March 10, 2018

I would like to give kudos to the city of Rocky Mount for cutting the bushes at the cemetery.

Now you can see when you are the bus stop.

I know a few people have almost been robbed there and now they have cut the bushes back.

I would like to thank them for doing such a great job.…

March 10, 2018

Julia Manning should stop using that phrase “God given rights” when talking about guns or the Constitution.

The constitution was written by people not God.

I wish she would stop using that misleading phrase.

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