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Saturday, January 19, 2019

After reading Bill Redding’s letter to the editor and viewing Sunday’s Meet The Press, I was prompted to add my thoughts on greenhouse gases and global warming. We are on the brink of a world disaster of a magnitude never seen before, except perhaps during the Ice Age.

When normal high tides flood the lower elevated city streets of Miami and storm surges fill the subway tunnels in New York, it is long past time to work on solutions.

To some degree, the responsibility belongs to everyone on Earth. Here in Pitt County, and by Michael Bloomberg’s suggestion, I question all of the commissioners what our plans are the help lower greenhouse gases — NOW.

A few suggestions are: tax gas hogs, cut power consumption with smart meters in every home, use only efficient light fixtures, mandating smart water heaters, institution partially virtual classes and eliminate vampire appliances that charge batteries but don’t switch themselves off when fully charged.

Simply put, if we don’t do better quickly, there won’t be food on the table. Plus the No. 1 golf tee on our fine President’s Mar-a-Lago golf course will be submerged.

Wiley Price

Greenville

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August 22, 2019

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If there was ever a time to call it like you see it, it's now.

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August 21, 2019

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August 20, 2019

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Now that Greg Murphy has won the nomination to run for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District, I have some questions for him.

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