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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

This past weekend I was proud to be a member of a community which embraces inclusivity and justice and joy. Friday was Greenville Grooves where a diverse audience listened and danced to great music provided by Carroll Dashiell and his gifted ensemble. He reminded us that this music brought a generation of Americans together in a time of social upheaval.

And once again many of us find ourselves working to restore and revitalize our democracy. We gathered at the Pitt County Courthouse steps on Saturday to advocate for government policies that promote justice and human decency at our southern border and beyond. The spirit was one of sorrow for the oppressed mixed with a determination to change things for the better. A point made was that no human is illegal and that that most of us are in a sense here without permission of the First Nation people, so why all the fuss if someone enters this country “illegally.”

Something that bothers me as a dedicated follower of Jesus is the hard heartedness of many of my brother and sister Christians. Jesus clearly said that love is the highest call. See Matthew 25:35: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in …”

Sunday evening, I attended Sunday in the Park and grooved once again to great music by Lydia Salett Dudley and her amazing group of musicians.

Thanks to all who work hard to make our community a place of love.

Ann Harrington

Greenville

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Letters

October 18, 2018

The recent hearings and vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court once again shed light on how divided this country is. The feeling among many is that we have an illegally elected government due to the influence of extremist Republican legislators and their record of…

October 18, 2018

As we prepare to go to the polls in coming days, we need to understand how we vote will determine who is making decisions on the issues that will impact our communities. We have to make sure that those deciders are people who respect communities of color and who will have our best interests in mind…

October 17, 2018

I would like to discuss the two candidates for N.C. House District 9. There are two entirely different candidates from which to choose.

One, Dr. Greg Murphy, has represented District 9 for the last three years with honor, integrity and experience. He has been a business owner for 25 years, a…

October 17, 2018

The only letter I have ever written to the Public Forum was four years ago when when we lost our total house to a fire. I then wrote in praise of our fire department and especially Chief Griffin. They were quick to respond, efficient, and so kind and compassionate. There were some adverse…

October 17, 2018

Having been a licensed attorney for over 40 years, I have only rarely known a lawyer for whom I have as much respect as I have for Jarrette Pittman. He comprises the epitome of a well-rounded, superbly well-educated, highly-experienced, and deeply-philosophical seeker of social justice and…

October 17, 2018

On Oct. 1, 2017, the U.S. experienced its deadliest mass shooting in modern history: 58 people killed and 800 injured in Las Vegas. Following this tragedy, our government did nothing to improve gun safety and better protect its citizens.

About four months later 17 people were killed at a high…

October 16, 2018

Dr. Gregory F. Murphy has done a great job during his first term as a representative for N.C. House District 9, and I am supporting his re-election. As a citizen of the City of Greenville and County of Pitt, I am a witness to how he communicates with people and his immediate responses to their…

October 16, 2018

This November's election will have significant consequences for both voters and nonvoters. While many voters have focused on national and state issues, local races are often overlooked, but they have serious consequences as well.

Pitt County voters will elect a District Court judge who will preside…

October 15, 2018

Eastern North Carolina has experienced three “100-Year” floods in less than 20 years. As I write this, another hurricane is on its way to the Florida Panhandle, which could bring eastern Carolina yet more rain and flooding. Thanks to human-caused climate change, these catastrophic…

October 14, 2018

The election on Nov. 6 may be the most important one of our times.

Our president has exploited the politics of division, not for the betterment of our country, but for his personal gain and power. He believes the Justice Department and our court system should always do his bidding, rather than…

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