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February 24, 2017

After reading Michael Abramowitz's report in Sunday’s Reflector discussing reasons for the nursing shortage we have at Vidant Medical Center as well as throughout the country, I realized what was lacking were the opinions of the registered nurses working throughout the hospital on…

February 24, 2017

This letter will try to cover three separate topics.

1. Vitriol: America will not be a great country again until we embrace the nice and kind aspects of ourselves. Many of us have stopped watching TV because every news channel/program focuses on crowd reaction to Trump’s peccadilloes. I am a…

February 24, 2017

Linda McMahon, an eastern North Carolina native who rose to become a professional wrestling magnate, became the first Tar Heel to officially join the Trump administration this week.

The East Carolina University alum was easily confirmed by the Senate as administrator of the Small Business…


February 24, 2017

The Denver Post

President Donald Trump’s pick of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to replace his disgraced national security adviser, Michael Flynn, reassures on many levels.

McMaster is a serious warrior scholar. Those who know him speak highly of his lack of pretense and praise his battlefield…

February 24, 2017

President Donald Trump can no longer dodge and distract from the cold reality that his administration has granted a platform for white supremacists and anti-Semites to advance their twisted causes. His failure to lead has helped members of the “alt-right” expand their reach.

On Tuesday,…

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February 23, 2017

There's an old joke about asking your wife if she'd 'sleep' with a certain hunk of a movie star ... then ratcheting up the 'fee' she'd get. Which eventually, when astronomical, coaxes her to concede she would. Whereupon you coyly reply: So you are a prostitute; it's just a matter of the price.


February 23, 2017

President Donald Trump doesn’t want to kill Big Bird. He just thinks it’s time this 47-year-old dependent left the nest.

A White House document obtained by the New York Times indicates Trump will consider eliminating nine federal programs, including the Corporation for Public…


February 23, 2017

Bless your heart to the young black men who took initiative to clean up the west aide of Greenville. Thank you for forming an organization that will take pride in keeping what people clarify as the hood, west Greenville, clean. Thanks for showing people that when a group of young black men get…

February 23, 2017

If we want to “polish the jewel” (aka Tar River), let's spend our resources implementing the Town Common Master plan and not on projects, like the proposed STEAM facility, inconsistent with this plan.

Via the master plan, citizens have described what a “polished jewel” looks…

February 23, 2017

Town Common should benefit from the master plan approved by the City Council. However, some people want us to see our downtown park as an empty lot. It is not.

Perhaps the empty lot viewpoint would have been correct when it was an urban renewal project. However, investments over the last 48 years…

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