Letters to the Editor

October 18, 2018 - 49 minutes ago

Right on the heels of utter devastation wrought by Hurricanes Florence and Michael comes an alarming report in the prestigious journal Nature that mitigation of global climate change will require a massive switch to plant-based eating.

The report concludes that global warming threatens the world's…

October 17, 2018

It is often said that people vote with their feet and their wallet. If so and you are happy with the economy under President Trump, then vote for Roger Allison for Congress District One.

Numbers don’t lie. I am doing better economically and suspect that you are doing better, too. The economy…

October 16, 2018

When we first moved to Rocky Mount 13 years ago, one of the first things I discovered was the beautiful Braswell library — what a treasure for the city of Rocky Mount.

I am at the library weekly, I read all genre of books and usually these books are in great shape, quite a testament to the…

October 15, 2018

The economy is doing great, despite the reporting of the New York Times.

I checked the numbers I reported in my last letter, and Bloomberg verifies their correctness and PolitiFact backs them up as well.

1. The 327,000 new manufacturing jobs over the last year represent the best 12-month stretch in…

October 14, 2018

The debate surrounding the selection of Brett Kavanaugh to the nation’s Supreme Court for me was never about partisan politics.

When his nomination went through, it confirmed for me that there is a deep, ongoing decay in our society’s moral fiber, a toxic infection in our…

October 12, 2018

Forty years ago in Rocky Mount, a group of courageous sanitation workers made history that transformed the institutions of politics, race relations and economics in Rocky Mount with the landmark movement of the 1978 Sanitation Workers Strike.

On Monday, the Rocky Mount City Council rendered a…

October 11, 2018

It all started with a dress.

Well, really it started in 1981 when a group from Christ Episcopal Church started an outreach program for victims of domestic violence. By 1986, a shelter was purchased and since that time My Sister’s House has expanded to have offices in Nashville, Rocky Mount…

October 10, 2018

When there is a hurricane or other natural disaster, people ask God why He allows such things to happen.

Can a person know God and why He does what He does? Yes, under certain conditions. He will reveal as much of Himself as a person will use to honor Him. Bible examples are Abraham, Moses, David,…

October 07, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is undergoing his seventh thorough background investigation by the FBI. What magically is going to appear that did not show up in the previous six background checks?

There are not enough derogatory words to describe the purposeful and coordinated destruction of…

October 06, 2018

The N.C. Constitution prescribes the path for its own amendments, requiring two actions. The General Assembly is the only party that may propose amendments to place on the ballot. We the voters retain the power to approve or reject their proposals. This is an enormous constitutional power that…

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