Judge not lest ye be judged" is a foundation of faith. However, I have never met anyone who did not judge. Is it even...

Letter: War on litter continues


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Since the last time I wrote about our roadways rendered so ugly with litter, some improvements have been made.

Cleanup crews work constantly cleaning up the mess. To whomever is responsible for this effort, I tip my hat. Unfortunately, as fast as they bag it up, it's right back in a few days.

It’s time for action. Where are all the do not litter signs I used to see? Where are all the public service announcements I used to constantly hear? A modest investment in reestablishing these efforts along with noting maximum fines on the signs coupled with strong enforcement would make a big difference.

I know this won't solve the major problems of our time but it will lift our spirits and make us feel better. That just might give us the psyche and courage to tackle bigger issues.




Humans of Greenville


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


June 26, 2019 - 16 minutes ago

According to my concordance, Christ talked about hypocrites exactly 20 times. And it is the sheer hypocrisy that galls me most about our modern-day elected Republicans, who let Drumpf (his ancestral name) get away with things that would make their heads explode if it was Obama or any Democrat doing…

June 26, 2019 - 31 minutes ago

With friends like Vic Corey (Public Forum, July 15), God and the Trumpster need no enemies.

Tinsley E. Yarbrough


June 23, 2019

I am neither pro nor con on the abortion issue. There are things in favor of abortion and things that are against abortion. Both arguments have merit. Those who are against abortion have a strong argument which I can agree with. But, on the other hand, women should have the right to decide what…

June 21, 2019

As Sunday morning arrived, I was anxious to discover what I would encounter at church. The last time I was on the property, it seemed to me, there were 20-30 police cars and sharpshooters crouching behind the trees that line Fire Tower Road. In an email sent to the congregation, I suggested we have…

June 20, 2019

Vidant Medical Center is a vital pillar of our community, leading the way in rural health care and improving the health of the people of eastern North Carolina. As members of the VMC Board of Trustees, we take our role as stewards of this community asset seriously and will do what we believe is…

June 18, 2019

My spiritual director once told me if your God image is no longer helpful to you, get a new one. I was raised Catholic and loved the church. When I went to college in the 1970s my Catholic education did not prepare me for the realities of history.

When I learned of the church’s complicity in…

June 17, 2019

Recently the Greenville Advocacy Team of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) met at Congressman G.K. Butterfield's Wilson office for a conference call with his legislative director in D.C., Kyle Parker. Also on this call was the FCNL team from Durham. The purpose of this call was…

June 17, 2019

I read with considerable interest the Associate Press story by Lindsey Tanner headlined “Deaths from falls …,” on Sunday, June 9, page B2.

In addition to the suggestions she offers, we may also want to consider learning to fall and to practice falling, which in fact are…

June 16, 2019

Recent flash flooding of downtown vehicles and businesses is, unfortunately, not the first nor last flooding threat to our safety, quality of life and economic development. Fortunately, downtown flooding threats will be alleviated by the massive Town Creek Culvert Project now underway and put in…

June 16, 2019

I believe, in general, Republican legislators in the state and federal government don't give a darn about the well being of the people. They have recently reduced the regulations on air and water quality, saying that they are too restrictive, and that reducing them is “good enough.”…

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