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  • Peer evaluations available in judge races

    February 29, 2016 - 9:46pm

    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

    February 27, 2016 - 6:39pm

    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

    February 25, 2016 - 9:33pm

    We have learned the hard way when it comes to severe weather: Prepare for the worst; hope for the best.

  • Body cam video should be public record

    February 24, 2016 - 7:04pm

    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

    February 23, 2016 - 7:38pm

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

  • New districts create all kinds of curves

    February 22, 2016 - 10:15pm

    Let’s start with the easy stuff.

  • Take redistricting out of politicians’ hands

    February 20, 2016 - 9:35pm

    Lawmakers last week certainly made fast work of their task to redraw the state’s congressional districts.

  • Help My Sister’s House meet its needs

    February 18, 2016 - 8:48pm

    Helping the neediest folks among us takes volunteers, commitment and money.

  • Monk’s family, hometown celebrate legacy

    February 17, 2016 - 8:19pm

    Legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk did not live in Rocky Mount very long – his mother and he moved to New York when Monk was barely 5.

  • Vow to reject nominee ignores Constitution

    February 16, 2016 - 8:03pm

    Justice Antonin Scalia enjoyed his well deserved reputation as the most conservative member of the U.S. Supreme Court, but he drew influence for his deliberations more often from the U.S. Constitution than he did from partisan ideology.

  • Legislature should prioritize courts

    February 15, 2016 - 9:59pm

    Most state government agencies are important cogs that help keep roads safe, kids educated and people healthy.

  • Crime rate decline defies perceptions

    February 13, 2016 - 8:43pm

    Police Chief James Moore last week delivered some welcome news – quite probably surprising to some people – to the Rocky Mount City Council.

  • New store owners cheer Rocky Mount

    February 11, 2016 - 11:02pm

    A comic book store might not be the first thing one looks for in a new community, but it’s somewhere on the list for a lot of folks, particularly young people.

  • Put down the pitchforks pointed at Cam

    February 10, 2016 - 8:19pm

    For much of his NFL career, Cam Newton has been a sports writer’s dream.

  • Ruling fuels debate for redistricting panel

    February 9, 2016 - 9:12pm

    A federal judicial panel’s decision to toss out North Carolina’s congressional district map should hardly come as a surprise to anyone.

  • Panthers set to cap spectacular season

    February 6, 2016 - 6:04pm

    The Carolina Panthers will take center stage today in the biggest show professional sports has to offer.

  • Local economy continues to take steps

    February 4, 2016 - 8:34pm

    Good news sometimes comes in small packages. The Twin Counties economy received a couple of parcels this week.

  • Hang on, folks, the circus has only begun

    February 3, 2016 - 8:07pm

    The uniquely American playoff system of caucuses and primaries that define presidential politics generally opens with a bang, and on that front, Iowa’s caucus Tuesday did not disappoint.

  • Wild election season set to really take off

    January 30, 2016 - 7:15pm

    After more than six months of being inundated with polls, pundits and presidential debates, it’s hard to fathom that the first ballots in the 2016 presidential campaign are just now about to be cast tomorrow in Iowa.

  • Wanted: More responsible pet owners

    January 28, 2016 - 8:57pm

    The opening of a larger, more comfortable animal shelter in Rocky Mount this week is a boon to the city and a cause for celebration among animal lovers.

  • Connect NC would help local schools

    January 27, 2016 - 7:41pm

    Much has been said at the state level about the $2 billion bond referendum North Carolina voters will be asked to decide on when they cast primary ballots on March 15.

  • Blood need critical after winter storm

    January 26, 2016 - 8:21pm

    The Twin Counties thankfully was spared the brunt of the disastrous blizzard that hit much of the Eastern Seaboard last week, but even though most of us stayed cozy and warm with power intact, we all are affected in lesser ways by the harsh weather.

  • Panthers bring the state together

    January 25, 2016 - 7:37pm

    So how ’bout those Panthers ... those 17-1 Panthers ... those Super Bowl-bound Panthers ... those Carolina Panthers.

  • Red Cross volunteers make a difference

    January 23, 2016 - 5:33pm

    Anyone looking to make a real difference in the community has an excellent opportunity to do so.

  • Hillshire expansion a plum for economy

    January 21, 2016 - 6:50pm

    Three weeks into 2016 and already the Twin Counties is celebrating some of the best economic news it has heard in a long time.