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It seems we are finding out in subtle ways that both Donald Trump and his son-in-law had reasons to borrow money from Russia and with their skills in espionage, the Russians could adapt a banker or lawyer to serve their interests as spies. Trump … more
I will confess at the outset, I am not intimately familiar with all the detailed, technical issues involving For The Love of Dogs and the bureaucrats in Raleigh, but it seems that the nitwits hounding (pun unintentional, but works ) the Fitzgeralds … more
The United Daughters of the Confederacy appreciates the feelings of citizens across the country currently being expressed concerning Confederate memorial statues and monuments that were erected by our members in decades past. To some, these … more
I’ve enjoyed reading the Times’ editorial on free speech and the response from Gary Daynes, provost of Barton College. Unfortunately, both have missed the main and strongest point of the discussion. Barton College was founded with a … more
We were very disappointed to read of Gov. Roy Cooper’s announcement calling for the removal of Confederate monuments. Cooper said in an article, “Some people cling to the belief that the Civil War was fought over states’ rights. But history … more
I got a ticket for an expired meter in the Barnes Street parking lot behind Tails of the City Pet Spa. There were other vehicles in the parking lot that also had expired meters, but they were not ticketed. Among those other vehicles were city of … more
On Aug. 21, after an appointment in Rocky Mount, I went to Sam’s Club to make a small purchase with an American Express gift card for $125. I made my purchase and had a balance of $61.31. I traveled across the parking lot to fill my car with … more
Again, the United States has allowed itself to stoop to a low. Riots in Charlottesville are an example of how we are allowing a bunch of thugs and misfits to dismantle the Constitution and the history of our country. I am sick and tired of this. The … more
During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was purportedly asked if God was on the side of the Union. “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side,” said the president, “my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always … more
Eyes on Main Street will greet the first photographer in residence on Aug. 31. For 30 days, Jan Wünsch from the Czech Republic will photograph the people, the streets, the factories, the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, the political and social … more
Re: "All Americans should be anti-fascist," by Dave Hager, Tuesday: Dave, I have to take exception to your letter. The man has his flaws, just like every human being who has been president. Those … more
Re. "Get government out of statue business," by Corey Friedman, Monday: I am in agreement with Mr. Friedman on most of his opinions and also today except a few minor points that I will explain … more
The editorial page on Aug. 15 has my heart pumping dangerously out of my chest! Barton College compared to the Chicago Principles — ridiculous! We have in Barton College a rare example of virtually all the high standards any parent, and … more
I am a senior citizen now, having been born in this wonderful state and in this beautiful city. One does not have to be a genius to figure that our state is in trouble.  Racism, hatred, … more
The editorial page on Aug. 15 has my heart pumping dangerously out of my chest! Barton College compared to the Chicago Principles - ridiculous! We have in Barton College a rare example of … more
Concerning "'Monuments of hate' or heritage" on Friday's front page, troubling and misguided could be more appropriate.  Troubling and misguided that violence from hate groups in … more
Merriam-Webster's defines fascism as "a political philosophy, movement or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed … more
I live in Middlesex. I love this small town and I believe that Luther Lewis has done a great job in his position as mayor. The paper recently printed an article about our town and specifically Becky … more
Some of the words which we stand together to speak could be delivered to any audience, for fundamentally, we speak as human beings.  Part of our message is to decry the diminishing sense of … more
Re: "Nazis succeed in sowing division over our history," guest editorial, Thursday: While the body of the editorial contained some salient points, the headline "Nazis succeed in sowing division … more
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