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  • Sharpsburg nativity missing this year

    January 15, 2016 - 8:10pm

    The holidays are over and there are things to be concerned about other than politics.

  • Obama should be allowed to run for third term

    January 14, 2016 - 7:47pm

    This election this year is going to be a real bummer because I would like to vote for President Obama and I cannot because he is ineligible to run for a third term.

  • Another man's trash is not another's treasure

    January 13, 2016 - 9:17pm

    I am calling in to complain.People have been throwing trash out in my yard right on the corner of Watson Seed Farm Road and N.C. 33.

  • Officials in Obama administration comprising nation’s security

    January 12, 2016 - 8:43pm

    The Obama Administration is a case of the gang that cannot shoot straight.No one can make this stuff up.

  • Bergdahl deserves life

    January 11, 2016 - 6:24pm

    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is a disgrace.He is deserter and a trader.I hope he gets life in prison.We used to hang people like him.

  • Black box theater has nothing to do with race

    January 10, 2016 - 7:01pm

    To the person who complained about the name of the “black box theater” at Rocky Mount High School, please educate yourself.

  • Presidential candidates need to discuss entitlements

    January 9, 2016 - 5:41pm

    All these candidates running for president – there are about 20 of them – and none of them is talking about the 800-pound gorilla in the room.

  • Increase in gas cost on December utility bill

    January 8, 2016 - 7:57pm

    I received my utility bill, and it was for 30 days in the month of December and it was over $100 more than it was for the month of October and November.

  • Congratulations to Rocky Mount High School athletes, coaches

    January 7, 2016 - 9:47pm

    Congratulations to the athletes and coaches at Rocky Mount High School for the Gryphons’ state championship in football.

  • We need five more like Trump

    January 6, 2016 - 6:18pm

    Recently I was watching North Carolina Spend, all of these five journalists/politicians could talk about Donald Trump and how he is going to fail and fall out of the race.

  • Trump has ego problem but he tells it like it is

    January 5, 2016 - 7:26pm

    Personally I don’t like Donald Trump.He has a big ego problem but at least he has the guts to say something about our country’s problems.

  • Homeless workers should pay for lodging

    January 4, 2016 - 9:57pm

    I would like to make a comment about the homeless shelter. There are a few people living there who work.

  • That ol’ Gene is one in a million

    January 3, 2016 - 7:37pm

    I was in the Whitakers Christmas parade on Dec. 12, and I just wanted to say that it was a very good parade with very friendly people.

  • Trains are serious traffic problem

    January 2, 2016 - 6:26pm

    I spent a lot of time on Christmas Eve sitting in line where a train had blocked the tracks from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Rocky Mount should be consulted on interstate plan

    January 2, 2016 - 6:25pm

    My comment is directed to the highway department about the proposal to make U.S. 64 and U.S. 17 turned into interstates to link the Raleigh area with the tidewater Virginia area.

  • Abbi O'Leary's photos fabulous

    January 2, 2016 - 6:23pm

    I just wanted to say that Abbi O’Leary’s photos are fabulous.Thanks for the great work.

  • Black Box Theater has nothing to do with race

    January 1, 2016 - 6:57pm

    It is unfortunate that the caller regarding the Black Box Theater at the Rocky Mount High School did not bother to look up the technical meaning of “black box.”It is a concept that has its roots in the European avant-garde history of the early 20th century and implies it is painted black and is generally square or rectangular in shape because that is the most neutral setting in which to give a production a wider array of design and staging choices.

  • Gryphons need parade

    December 31, 2015 - 9:20pm

    I would like to know why the city of Rocky Mount has not given the Rocky Mount Gryphons a parade for winning the state championship?They deserve it.

  • 2016 is looking up

    December 30, 2015 - 8:33pm

    Things are looking up for 2016.

  • Get ready to buy another one

    December 29, 2015 - 9:24pm

    Remember with Christmas over, there are now only about 315 more shopping days to buy the next election.

  • Support should be unconditional to our officers

    December 28, 2015 - 8:24pm

    We need to send a clear message of support for our police department and all in the law enforcement community.

  • 'Black Box' is racist

    December 27, 2015 - 7:24pm

    Black Box Theater.I guess I am a little late learning the theater at our city’s showcase high school is called the Black Box Theater.

  • Country Club Drive has a major flaw

    December 26, 2015 - 6:13pm

    I am calling in regard to the opening up of Country Club Drive.I am just wondering if anyone else has noticed a major flaw in the design of the road.

  • Obama has been a great war time president

    December 26, 2015 - 6:13pm

    I don’t understand all the people saying that President Barack Obama has been a bad war time president.

  • Teacher assistants’ salaries should be reviewed

    December 25, 2015 - 4:52pm

    My comment is in reference to the Nash-Rocky Mount Board Salary Study. Please review the salary of teacher assistants and other non-certified staff.