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Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Kiwanis Club of Golden K Greenville has completed this year’s Support of our Youth in the Pitt County Schools through distributing over 1,800 books to first-graders. This program started some 10 years ago and continues to grow.

Thanks to the Community Foundation of NC East Inc. for its support, along with the Kiwanis Club of Golden K Greenville Foundation, we bring these books to each school and present them directly to the children.

We also had the honor of presenting bikes to the Terrific Kids at South Greenville Elementary, Eastern Elementary and Elmhurst Elementary schools. These young people were selected based upon their positive behavior, academic skills and being good people.

The Kiwanis believe in serving the children of the world, starting in our community. Please join with us in supporting out youth and our public schools.

Neil Dorsey

Winteville

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Letters

July 23, 2019

On July 17, President Trump visited our fair city. He arrived days after tweeting that four Democratic congresswomen of color should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

We have seen this racist trope often throughout our history.…

July 23, 2019

How many racist statements must this president issue before the weight of his words and actions drag him beneath the waters of that “swamp” he so fervidly pledged to drain? And what will be the proverbial “straw” that finally breaks the back of affirmative silence that…

July 23, 2019

I was born and raised in North Carolina and left the state as a young woman. The state is beautiful with its mountains and coast, but recently the beauty was marred by its citizens at the recent presidential rally. As citizens we have the right to vote for the candidate of our choice, the right to…

July 23, 2019

Hate has certainly had a good week. It began with four American members of Congress having their citizenship questioned and told to “go back to where they came from” because of their criticism of U.S. policy and it went downhill from there.

At a Trump rally in North Carolina,…

July 23, 2019

On Sept. 23, 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus used the National Guard to block black student enrollment in white segregated schools. Approximately, 1,900 whites showed up at the school the morning the "Little Rock Nine" showed up for school.

The whites chanted "go back to Africa."

July 17, 2019, in…

July 23, 2019

The Pitt County Branch of the NAACP stands against the language of hate and bigotry that left a devastating mark on our community. We live in times when we should be able to look to our nation’s capital for messages of unity and hope.

We respect the office of the presidency as an American…

July 22, 2019

Tonight is a time to try my soul. I turned on my television around 9 p.m. and was ashamed of my fellow citizens of Pitt County. I heard “send her back” chanted by those citizens. I heard the sounds of hostility in those voices I never believed I could hear from people I might know. I…

July 22, 2019

The Trump-instigated chant (“Send Her Back”) didn't surprise me, but I am not one who believes this is Greenville's culture. Greenville citizens have always been cordial to me, even the ones who hate my guts.

Trump was proud of himself as he fired up his brain-dead fans and approved the…

July 22, 2019

In a childhood song, all that the bear that went over the mountain got to see was another mountain. It was my introduction to the sameness of life’s patterns. The steady ticking of the clock, the endless drumbeat of the mundane, and sometimes, the horror that never stops.

This is also true…

July 22, 2019

David Ransom enlisted in the Continental Army believing in the enlightened concepts of democracy espoused by brilliant men and women in Europe and the colonies. There would be justice through an independent judiciary and a representative legislature that could prevent the recurrence of tyranny.…

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