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November 23, 2017

I would like the opportunity to share with readers reasons why the Winterville Town Council voted against the tow’s Planning and Zoning Board’s earlier decision on the development of the 230-home subdivision on Worthington Road. (”Winteville approves plans for subdivision,”…

November 22, 2017

The article “Pitt DSS: Keep foster kids off social media” felt like a public hand slap to Pitt County’s all-too-few foster families. As a former Pitt County foster parent, I understand the need for this policy — counties across the country are implementing similar policies.…

November 21, 2017

Discovered to date, there are more than $15 million harassment settlements in Congress, not just related to sexual harassment but also discrimination and other cases, all during 1997 through 2016.

No settlement payments have been approved by the top Democrat and Republican on the House…

November 20, 2017

I want to apologize to all the readers who I have upset when I sent letters to the editor concerning the election of President Trump.

I said so many times that I felt he would lead our nation into disaster with his lies and bullying tactics. So far he has done a great job by the individuals he put…

November 19, 2017

Colin Kaepernick was the first NFL player to sit on the bench because "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color." The flag is a symbol of our fight for freedom and a lack of oppression, so his point was misdirected. Taking a…

November 19, 2017

Those today calling for an “assault weapon” ban seem to forget we had one already, and it was allowed to expire in 2004 due to lack of desired effect.

The problem gun controllers have in banning “assault weapons” is that their leadership has dishonestly portrayed them as…

November 18, 2017

I am tired of the lack of customer service at the post office downtown. I went there Monday because I was closer there than the one on 10th Street. Big mistake. Every time I've gone in there, the postal people are the very basic of civil. There can be a line of customers because their computer went…

November 17, 2017

Whenever you listen to CNN or world news, the sexual escapades of a “generation lost” is being exposed, with women coming out of every nook and cranny, revealing sexual injustices that men currently or in their past have committed. 

Personally I believe that the majority of the…

November 17, 2017

Election Day was very disconcerting. My husband and I went to vote mid-afternoon. We were numbers 55 and 56. Our polling precinct felt like the loneliest place in town. The ability to vote in a democracy is more precious than gold. It can also be kicked to the curb as nothing more than a missed…

November 16, 2017

Two versions of purported “tax reform” are making their ways through the U.S. House and Senate, promising “simplification;” the “the biggest tax cuts ever;” relief aimed at the “middle class;” significantly lower corporate taxes; and, in the…

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