BYH. Asking Trump to eradicate corruption is like asking a pig to eradicate mud....

Letter: Life imitates classic TV


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

You can’t make this up!

This morning I watched an episode of the old western TV series, “Trackdown,” on Me-TV.

In it, a charlatan convinced gullible citizens that a massive meteor shower was going to destroy them unless they purchased his special umbrellas to protect them from disaster.

“Only I can protect you!” he shouted at one point.

His name: "Trump!"

Of course, it was only TV. Our hero exposed the crook and saved the town. Unfortunately, there is no hero to protect us from our own Trump and his gullible followers.

Oh yes, the TV episode was entitled "The End of the World."




Humans of Greenville


Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.


April 26, 2018

The possession of cannabis is illegal in most countries and has been since the beginning of widespread cannabis prohibition in the late 1930s. Today I will share my reasons for why marijuana should be legalized.

Marijuana is less toxic than other substances, raises money in tax revenue and has…

April 26, 2018

I would like to take this opportunity to endorse Lee Allen as a candidate for district attorney. I have known Lee since he was very young and have been greatly impressed with Lee for many years. Lee has done many things over the years to help the people of Greenville. He was born and raised in Pitt…

April 25, 2018

On average, a citizen of Rocky Mount pays roughly $200 per month of utilities. This is about $2,400 per year. Some people have to pay even more than that. The average pay in Rocky Mount is approximately $25,000 a year, leaving people $22,600 for groceries, house payments, medical care, car…

April 25, 2018

Did you miss it? This past weekend, Grifton unfurled all the best that small town life in Southern Pitt County has to offer in its 48th Shad Festival. Maybe you saw scores of kids flocking to the carnival rides near the railroad tracks or murmured “ooooh!” as you enjoyed the gleam of…

April 25, 2018

Dear Friends, here are the main reasons I am voting for Paula Dance for Pitt County sheriff.

• Most qualified: Major Dance is the third highest ranking person in the Pitt County sheriff’s department. The only two people above her are the retiring sheriff and the chief deputy. Over her 28…

April 25, 2018

Since being licensed to practice law 50 years ago, I have met and dealt with dozens of lawyers. One of those lawyers is Lee Allen, whom I support, without reservation, in the race for district attorney in the May primary.

Lee served as an assistant district attorney for seven years and gained…

April 24, 2018

Please support Major Paula Dance for sheriff of Pitt County. Her experience in law enforcement is extensive, as the previously published summaries detail. I have worked with Major Dance on difficult cases when I was doing forensic pathology. I found her to be diligent and thourough. It is my belief…

April 24, 2018

The time is near for Pitt County voters to go to the polls for the District Attorney primary. I hope Republican and unaffiliated voters will join me in voting for Glenn Perry on May 8. I have had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Perry in action during my many years in law enforcement, and I have no doubt…

April 23, 2018

In the race for Pitt County District Attorney, there is one choice that stands above the rest: Glenn Perry.

I was a law enforcement officer with the Farmville Police Department for 28 years, working narcotics and criminal investigations over half of my career. I spent several years of my career as…

April 23, 2018

This letter is to express my support for Tony Williams as sheriff of Pitt County. I have known Tony for almost his entire life as we are both lifelong residents of the Black Jack community. I have always found him to be a man who cares deeply for his country, county, and community. He demonstrates…

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