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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
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
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