Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Teachers and students knew beforehand that the Stoneman Douglas School shooter was a ticking time bomb. President Obama’s Promise Program prevented intervention. Google “Laura Ingraham” and “the Promise Program.”

Monday, December 02, 2019

As most of you reading this know, the state of North Carolina is experiencing an opioid epidemic. We are ranked 11th out of 50 states for the percentage of individuals addicted to prescription opiates. Last year in the United States alone 191 million opiate prescriptions were dispensed.

Last Tuesday, The Daily Reflector published a column by Gary Pearce extolling the virtues of nullifying the tyranny of the hated Electoral College through the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. “Under the compact, states pass a law awarding their electoral votes to the candidate who r…

Sunday, December 01, 2019

We wish to educate your readers about the recent change to the Federal Bureau of Prisoners policy regarding housing placements for transgender inmates.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

On Oct. 30, residents of Farmville received a flyer urging us to vote for four of the six candidates on the upcoming ballot. Well, not all residents. Those living south of the railroad tracks did not get one.

Friday, November 29, 2019

A recent writer to this forum hypothesizes that “feel good” theology may have some causal connection to suicide. Now theology is an area of great interest to me, as is mental health.

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Friday, November 29, 2019

A recent writer to this forum hypothesizes that “feel good” theology may have some causal connection to suicide. Now theology is an area of great interest to me, as is mental health.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

I’m still find this problematic. At a White House Halloween celebration, the president and first lady were handing out candy to children. Everyone, dressed in buttons and bows, were all smiles. However, as part of the festivities, the children were invited to put their names on a wall that w…

Why was a vote of the Winterville Town Board concerning allowing a new Duplex complex a news story on WNCT news?

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

We are all concerned about the health and welfare of our parents, our children, our siblings and our friends. But, how many of us are organ donors?

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Fiona Hill spoke truth to power eloquently and convincingly when she testified before Congress today (Nov. 21). She is a no-nonsense person who, until recently, represented our country superbly well as a Foreign Service officer in the position of senior director for European and Russian affa…

On behalf of the Greenville Advocacy team of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, we would like to thank U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy for his efforts in paying public respect to the memory of the late Congressman Walter B. Jones Jr. by submitting legislation to rename the Farmville post o…

We are a group of students who will soon be entering the profession of social work. In recent weeks, we have been alarmed at the amount of legislation that has come into fruition regarding abortion rights in this great country. In the late 1970s, as many know, Roe V Wade made abortion legal …

Friday, November 22, 2019

In the midst of all the cynical and partisan vitriol presently emanating from Washington, D.C., these days, please remember one of the phrases from the 1897 hymn written by Johnson Oatman Jr., “Count Your Many Blessings,” which says: “Name them one by one and it will surprise you what the Lo…

In the midst of all the cynical and partisan vitriol presently emanating from Washington, D.C., these days, please remember one of the phrases from the 1897 hymn written by Johnson Oatman Jr., “Count Your Many Blessings,” which says: “Name them one by one and it will surprise you what the Lo…

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Talk about American Athletic Conference expansion: Yes, expand! Add Army, Air Force and Appy State to the conference. I would also add Liberty and a couple other independents to make it a 16-team conference. Each team would play 10 conference games plus one or two out-of-conference games. Wh…

In these times, many people may notice their opposition to others (othering) has escalated. When the mind races with divisive thoughts about “those” people, it’s not easy to shift attention toward unifying commonalities. In the face of “othering,” some people do the hard work of focusing on …

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Oftentimes, we hear reports about disruptive, rambunctious children being punished in various ways by the Pitt County school system. Seemingly, some students attend school with the wrong mindset and look for trouble rather than seek constructive ways to broaden their academic horizons.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Ear to the ground, I hear the rumble of the good ol’ boy financial and political network gearing up to seize the opportunity to make one of their own, a political appointee, the next ECU chancellor. In a March 20 letter, before the last chancellor came and went, I called for a bold new way f…

Monday, November 18, 2019

Inconsistencies in recent anti-second amendment letters are at least interesting. A few weeks ago we were misinformed that “thousands” of murders are likely committed annually by criminals using modern semi-automatic rifles. Today’s more accurate letter (More guns equals more death, Public F…

Sunday, November 17, 2019

It is clear to me, and anyone with a functioning brain who is paying attention to current events, that this entire impeachment inquiry nonsense is nothing more than an attempt by Democrats to cover up the crimes of their own people including: foreign interference in the 2016 election via the…

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Here are a few quotes from Democrats of the past. “One man with courage makes a majority” — Andrew Jackson. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” — Franklin D. Roosevelt. “The buck stops here” — Harry S. Truman. “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for you…