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Letters to the Editor

August 18, 2019

The downtown hotel project is about race, location and personal agendas by those who do not want to see any positive growth on the Edgecombe side of Rocky Mount.

Will you provide one case that council members have had the need to recuse themselves from voting on something that was a direct…

August 17, 2019

The intense hatred of the president by the left has become so virulent that one wonders that these people can maintain any sense of normalcy in their everyday lives.

They seize on everything he says or does in some warped endeavor to disparage and/or trivialize any achievements while attempting to…

August 16, 2019

Thank you, Butch, for your views on my personal opinion. You could have written your own without trying to destroy or distort mine. Democracy and civil liberties dictate that one can express views with dignity and respect without malice.

Every person who lives in Rocky Mount contributes to the…

August 15, 2019

Public officials should live in the area where they work.

This enables them to be a more active manager with a better understanding of the community, people and challenges. It also makes it easier for them to lead their departments and respond to issues from employees, general public, etc. Living…

August 15, 2019

The N.C. State Health Plan is due to go broke in four years but our governor prefers to hold up the budget to increase Medicaid. There is still no deal between the State Treasurer and UNC, Atrium, Novant and Vidant, but he wants to increase Medicaid.

Medicaid expansion has been tried in North…

August 14, 2019

El Paso was correct in not wanting the cause of their carnage to visit their city.

Yes, these shootings lie directly at Trump’s feet. And if you don’t think word’s matter, why did this shooter drive 10 hours to his target? But since Trump’s appointment to office there have…

August 13, 2019

In response to Mary E. Ward’s “Change Good For Rocky Mount,” it depends on what the change one is looking for.

I found the opening sentence to be quite interesting, “Taxpayers who are residents, business owners and homeowners have a right to expect city government to make…

August 12, 2019

Wait a minute, hold on, what is happening? Did I just see that the numbers of illegals crossing into the united States has gone down by more than 56,000 in a little over a month?

I wonder if it has anything to do with President Trump’s insistence that Mexico do a much better job of policing…

August 11, 2019

We want to respond to the letter published in the Telegram on Sunday, Aug. 4, titled “Your race card has been declined.”

Like the writer, we are white women. Unlike the writer, we believe that racism continues to permeate society.

We know this is true as we read and watch the news and…

August 10, 2019

On Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson, in his State of the Union address, launched his War on Poverty. He pledged to eliminate poverty in America. Fast forward to August 2019, more than five decades later, several welfare programs and $25 trillion out of taxpayer’s pockets, the welfare…

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