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Everywhere in America people are talking about how the Democratic Party is stuck in Trump time. I would not subscribe to that proposition, but I must say that the party needs to step up to its progressive practices, advocacy and long held beliefs. … more
Charlottesville, Virginia, a city named after Britain’s first black queen, was the scene of a bloody riot Saturday, Aug. 12. The fray resulted in the death of one woman, who was mowed down by a car; plus, there were many other people injured. … more
RALEIGH — So far in 2017, North Carolina is adding jobs at a slower pace than the national and regional averages. That's a noticeable change from recent trends - but it's a reason only for … more
Thank you for your editorial last week on free speech at Barton College. As Barton's provost and vice president for academic affairs, I feel it is my place to respond, acknowledging, of course, that … more
RALEIGH — Shortly after online dating chat rooms appeared, a cartoon poked fun at the anonymity they afforded. The caption, “On the internet no one knows you’re a dog,” ran below a sketch of a dog at a keyboard. About that time, the … more
RALEIGH — Shortly after online dating chat rooms appeared, a cartoon poked fun at the anonymity they afforded. The caption, "On the internet no one knows you're a dog," ran below a sketch of … more
There isn’t much middle ground between progressives who want to uproot Confederate monuments and preservationists who feel their presence is vital to understanding the Civil War and its place in … more
If you turn on the television on any given night, in any given city, in any given state in this nation, you will see we are in difficult times. Some might argue that the current state of affairs … more
Five hundred years ago when Martin Luther first came upon the scene and the Protestant Reformation roots began to take hold, Luther probably could have never imagined how his theology of God's … more
Although summer will not be over for a month, we can see a few signs of the changing season. Now and then we see a lapis-blue sky and sense that back-to-school feeling. We can be sure that when … more
The rabbit-ear antennae atop the wood-paneled console TV are long gone, but television listings in your Wilson Times haven't kept up with the digital broadcast revolution. Like the switch from … more
Over the past few weeks, I've been touring volunteer fire departments and talking to firefighters and emergency workers in all regions of our great state.  These firefighters, who selflessly … more
In a column written by the Wilson County clerk of superior court published Aug. 11, there were inaccurate statements made regarding the audit of the Wilson County Clerk of Superior Court's Office. As … more
On Saturday and Sunday, America was up in arms about the Charlottesville, Virginia incident that harmed many and left one participant dead and two state troopers killed in a chopper accident. How in … more
RALEIGH - In 1948, a 38-year-old North Carolinian and English professor at the University of Chicago coined a memorable phrase: "ideas have consequences." Richard Weaver, a traditionalist … more
Late Sunday evening, I went to bed not feeling well. I woke up in the middle of the night, in pain and still not feeling quite right. I was able to get back to sleep, but when I awakened in the morning, I was still in pain and feeling quite out of … more
As October fast approaches and the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation proper comes nearer, I am starting to cast a wider net in my ruminations about the influences of Martin Luther and Lutheranism today. And as I have been thinking this … more
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
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