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Every year, domesticated ducks appear at Lake Laupus on ECU’s medical campus in Greenville. The lake sits off Fifth Street and Moye Boulevard and is surrounded by a walking trail and gazebos. It is visited by hospital staff and students and the public. However, ECU does not care for these du…

Monday, April 06, 2020

Last week the Department of Justice began investigating Sen. Richard Burr’s massive stock sell-off, but Burr’s obvious wrongdoing should lead to his resignation sooner rather than later.

Saturday, April 04, 2020

The Lord showed me a dream of the White House in the clouds. It had Abraham Lincoln’s statue from the memorial in the center, as well as the pillars from the memorial lined along the front, sides and back of the house. I admired it, as it was beautiful. Suddenly a large cloud formed into a t…

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Our current president, who would rather govern via tweet or be interviewed by Fox news to set the stage for the United States in this time of the critical need, should lead by being truthful, factual and consider the needs of everyone based on the scientists’ and doctors’ guidance. Governing…

Monday, March 30, 2020

The economic fallout associated with the novel coronavirus has wreaked havoc on our state. Some people have the luxury of working from home. Others (restaurant workers, hotel workers, and employees of small and large businesses) have been let go by employers, who have not seen times like the…

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Chinese Wuhan flu virus and the Democratic party have done their best to crash the American economy. COVID-19 is causing major disruptions in how we live our lives and spend our money.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

I never thought I would see the day where hate rules our country. Has hate been poured in the water supply or released in the air? The Founding Fathers would roll over in their graves if they knew what we have become. People need to wake up, get off their high horse and come together to save…

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Since the 1980s I must have read the U.S. Constitution 500 times. The key to power in this country is installing an ideological Supreme Court that will carry out a party line agenda, like decreeing that “corporations are people” and “money equals speech.”

Friday, March 20, 2020

Monday, I left Vidant Wellness Center after a water aerobics class, pleased that I had one of the best exercise/fitness centers in the country. Monday night, I received an email that Vidant Wellness was closing on Tuesday and being converted during the coronavirus health crisis to a day care…

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The world, including our nation, is roiling with fear and uncertainty because of too many folks yammering too much about what too little they really know. That said, I do know our nation, since its beginning, has come back many times from the brink of ruin because of our ability to knuckle d…

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The news these days is saturated with anxiety about COVID-19 virus testing availability and political finger-pointing about who can be blamed. Let’s back off a second to consider the value of testing. A test only provides information, and only has value if that information can be used.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

However severe COVID-19 proves to be — and we won’t know until the roll-out of more testing — I’m confident our county and our city will meet the challenge. In the process of addressing this crisis, the amount of suffering will depend, in part, on the response behaviors we adopt. As I write …

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Regarding Coral Whichard’s “Sunday voting wastes money, ignores Constitution” letter on March 9, the “Sunday exception” clause in the Constitution refers only to the presidential veto power, and not at all to voting. There’s nothing in the Constitution about not voting on Sunday, or any ment…

Sunday, March 08, 2020

Recently I was writing a song called “The Seven Deadly Sins.” While reviewing the details of these sins, it occurred to me, this is Donald Trump! To wit: Lust, how many wives, how many girlfriends, how many paid-off prostitutes? Gluttony, just look at his body habitus and read about his dail…

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Life seems to be a struggle, a war of each against all. But life also seems to be a lot about sharing and caring for one another in families, communities and in a global eco-system.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Don Cavellini’s letter in the Public Forum on Feb. 25 edition (Socialism, democracy are not mutually exclusive) calls out for more facts to be inserted into the discussion.

An article in Sunday’s paper caught my eye and frankly I’m amazed that adults can’t determine what is or is not recyclable. There are many problems showing up in recyclable material that ends up at ECVC for separation. Anything non-recyclable showing up at ECVC must be pulled out, which slow…

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The only Socialist who was ever on the U.S. presidential ballot was Indiana’s Eugene Debs. His best year was 1912 when he received 6 percent of the popular vote.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The author of the Public Forum letter entitled “The Bill for ‘Free Stuff’ Will Come Due” (Public Forum, Feb. 20) ignores certain key facts which are readily available during this hotly-contested primary election season. Most of the Democratic candidates for president, especially those Mr. Cl…