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The Kellyanne Conway types are now the “liars club.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions caught the Trump lying disease, saying crime is on the rise. Since 2007, it has decreased about 20 percent, except in a few urban situations. Trending … more
Reading the April 17 paper, I noticed that a few “Snowflakes” held a protest in Raleigh. One retired schoolteacher said that President Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns indicates he is not trustworthy. Rumor has it that … more
As a friend said the other night, referring to Eyes on Main Street: “Now, I get it. It took me three years, but now I get it!” Me, too, after three years. It isn’t only the fascinating photos hanging along the storefronts in … more
Billboard legislation threatens widening of I-95 House Bills 173, 578, 579, 580 and 581 threaten the future improvements to I-95 including the desperately needed six-laning project. A short summary of these toxic companion bills championed by … more
Seeking civility is about fostering better dialogue Re: “Writer’s demand for decorum merely seeks suppression,” April 20: Addressing folks who do not share your opinion with civility is not being PC — it is simply a … more
Teach phonics to overcome literacy crisis When are the parents of elementary-age schoolchildren going to demand that every child learns to read by the end of the third grade? It is apparent that whatever methodologies are being used now are not … more
I’ve been waiting a couple weeks now hoping to see in the newspaper where Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard had apologized to the Wilson County Humane Society for his heavy-handed response to a very simple misunderstanding. I would like … more
The epidemic of opioid addiction in Maryland was underscored by the remarks of the president of the university. The NCAA’s political interference into North Carolina’s legislative process is unprecedented and raises serious questions … more
Consumers, not the wealthy, need tax relief There is talk in Washington and Raleigh about cutting taxes. Republicans favor doing what Reagan did 30 years ago, though our current economic situation is far different than in the Reagan era. Their … more
With the Wilson Heart Walk this Saturday at the Eastern North Carolina School for the deaf, this is a good time to get smart about heart disease — the leading cause of death in the U.S. Managing your risk for heart disease is a puzzle with … more
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