WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Rep. James Gailliard made the right decision to uphold Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the anti-choice, anti-woman, anti-doctor, anti-health care Senate Bill 359. In his June 7 op-ed, Rep. Gailliard … more
Well, it looks like Americans have elected an individual who does not seem to be very cerebral. He talks about cozying up to Russia and North Korea, yet champions trying to identify Iran and Cuba as … more
For over a week now I had planned on writing a letter commending the Rev. Linda Walling, executive director of Hope Station, for the great accomplishment of the new family shelter, the Westview … more
“I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadow. If I fail, if I succeed, at least I live as I believe. No matter what they take from me, they can’t take away my dignity.” — Whitney … more
Preference falsification can undermine much of what most of us like to think we truly believe. A recent Black Pigeon Speaks video defined this concept as misrepresenting one’s beliefs under … more
I have recently learned the disheartening news that my longtime dentist of 45 years, Dr. Bill Boles Jr., has left the very successful dental practice that he built himself, from the ground up. My … more
I’m not clear on the responsibility or the power of final decisions Wilson County commissioners have in our community. For years, however, I’ve read and looked at numerous pictures, articles, … more
Saturday night was an exciting time at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center as the ACT For Youth performers arrived by limousine to walk the red carpet and receive their awards at the 14th annual Ednas … more
From the cute whiskers to the gentle licks, cats are the “purrfect” pet. In June, anyone can show some love to felines during Adopt-a-Cat Month. The event encourages people to adopt one of the … more
I would like to wish the very best to Nancy Van Dolsen, who will leave her functions as director of the Imagination Station to start a new career in Philadelphia on June 28. She will be dearly … more
I emailed Chris Hill about the newspaper article detailing the failure of the animal shelter’s inspection. He responded in less than 10 minutes giving his phone number and asking me to call. He … more
In reference to Senate Bill 559, I respectfully request as a North Carolina taxpayer and veteran that Duke Energy be held accountable for the coal ash pile fiasco and not allow them to pass on the … more
Again I want to thank The Wilson Times for another professional coverage of the city of Wilson’s Memorial Day program. If not for your outstanding coverage, many of Wilson’s veterans who could … more
Re: “County must fund new animal shelter in this year’s budget,” Times editorial, Saturday: On Saturday, after reading the most recent editorial regarding the Wilson County Animal Shelter, … more
I was saddened today when I heard the news of Billy Ray Lucas Sr.’s death. He was a forefather of the Church of the Salvation Army of Wilson, which has been closed for some time due to the … more
Re: “The demise of a political party,” by Julia Yancey, Tuesday: In a recent letter, Ms. Yancey declared that the Democratic Party may be sowing the seeds of its own destruction. She cites … more
There is a movement in the United States to upend the electoral college and effectively replace it with a national popular vote. I believe this to be not only unwise, but it would be a mistake of … more
As I walked down the concrete sidewalk in the middle of the kennels, the stench of urine hit my nostrils and almost made me wretch. But I was on a mission. We wanted another dog; one whose life we … more
I have lived in Wilson County all my life and we raised our family here just as my parents and my grandparents did. Our children are now raising their children here as well. We live out in rural … more
Re: “Animal shelter is ‘crumbling,’ but does county care?” Times editorial, Saturday: The county commissioners who willfully and continually misled us about our tax dollars going to a new … more
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