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Some children of my generation thought that there was nothing that could compare to pond fishing late in the afternoon on a summer day. The farm next to our house had one of those classic fishing ponds down a long path away from the road, and … more
As Clerk of Superior Court for Wilson County, I would like to give an update and response to a June 28 article that was published in The Wilson Times. The Wilson County Clerk of Superior Court’s office recently underwent an audit by the … more
During the past week, we have not experienced many tweets from President Donald Trump. Most would say that with the acquisition of retired Marine General John Kelly, Donald Trump and the White House are under new management. There may be more there … more
In Charlotte, a distinctive crown welcomes visitors to the Queen City. In New Bern, a bear with long claws and a lolling tongue marches up an incline. Here in Wilson, our city flag makes no such effort at symbolism. Fluttering above the entrance … more
• The United States has been witnessing a steady decline in community involvement over the past four decades. • The federal government has tried to respond to these needs, and in the process, it has continued to expand its depth and … more
RALEIGH — I know many Democrats and progressives who continue to be frustrated by the conservative Republicans who have controlled the North Carolina General Assembly since 2010. The Left has spent years stating and restating its standard … more
There seems to be a growing trend these days where people have decided that bad behavior is not only acceptable, but a desirable trait. We have reached a level where manners seem antique and quaint. Basic human decency is something so alien to … more
Reflecting on 500 years of influence of Martin Luther has taken me in and around many different subjects. But the one I take up today is probably the very first one I perceived over half a century ago, and it follows along closely with the theme of … more
The great outdoors can bring pleasure to so many people. The ways people spend their leisure time with outdoor activities are too numerous to count. Today’s research indicates that being outdoors can not only bring pleasure and happiness, … more
RALEIGH — Anyone who owns a Bible recording vital family dates is blessed in more than a religious sense. Knowing the names and important dates of one’s family members is a gift from previous generations. Now five months into a new … more
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