Our Views

Telegram editorial writers weigh in on local, state and national issues.

  • Peer evaluations available in judge races

    For all the high-octane rhetoric leading up to the March 15 presidential primary in North Carolina, District Court races don’t tend to generate a lot of headlines or sound bites.

  • School funding should be solved locally

    Republican Nash County Commissioners Robbie Davis and Wayne Outlaw reiterated their determination last week to revamp the financing formula for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools or split the district along county lines.

  • Storms spared us, but not others

    We have learned the hard way when it comes to severe weather: Prepare for the worst; hope for the best.Occasionally, the amount of caution we apply seems excessive.

  • Body cam video should be public record

    We used this space in Wednesday’s edition of the Rocky Mount Telegram to commend law enforcement agencies in the Twin Counties for testing body cameras that could one day be as familiar to police and deputies as handcuffs and badges.

  • Body cams a welcome tool for police

    Law enforcement agencies in the Twin Counties are slowly starting to embrace technology that can keep communities safer and make good police officers better.

David Brooks: Taking a look at marriage through three lenses

Two years ago, the Northwestern University psychologist Eli Finkel had an article in The New York Times describing how marriage is polarizing: The best marriages today are better than the best marriages of generations ago; the worst marriages now are worse; overall, the average marriage is weaker than the average marriage in days of yore.

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