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This is the season to celebrate gifts — Christ, life, grace, love and health, among others. In this season we all want presents — delightful surprises wrapped in colored paper in all shapes and … more
In response to the “Talk Back” section of the paper this morning, the Times posted some of the comments surrounding the break-in at the Boys and Girls Club last week. About half of the … more
The millennials running MoveOn.org aren’t old enough to know how the website originated. The recent documentary on Bill Clinton’s sexual predation was a chilling reminder. In short, the … more
The front-page article in Wednesday’s edition of The Wilson Times quoting Sheriff Calvin Woodard’s presentation to the county commissioners requesting consideration of salary increases for … more
Re: “Trump inept except when he follows Obama’s lead,” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Wednesday: Nick, I have to quibble with your opinion of Trump as “inept.” The man is inept enough … more
Last year, during the election campaign, we heard frequent assurances that refugees allowed to enter the United States were subjected to such an extreme process of vetting that we had nothing to fear … more
Jim Nabors was truly a wonderful actor, comedian and singer. His portrayal of Gomer Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Gomer Pyle, USMC” presented comedy “shazam,” caring and a … more
It’s been widely said that Obama spent more time while in office on “Organizing for America” than being president. His infamous “community organizing” ttime before being elected morphed to … more
I was recently devastated to learn of the closing of J.C. Harris Cadillac My family has been driving their cars for several decades and their service was second to none, and the only way to … more
Re: “Condemning wrongdoing needn’t be partisan exercise,” by Dave Hager, Monday: To reply, in brief, to Mr. Hager’s assertion that there has been, “only one eight-year period in the last … more
Re: “Critics still can’t accept that Trump is our president,” by Arthur B. Tozzi, Nov. 21: Yes, Arthur, to my chagrin, Donald J. Trump is the 45th president of the United States, and in my … more
I just cut up my Belk credit card with “customer since 1993” written on the front. I had planned to go to Belk today (Saturday) to pay my bill and purchase items on sale. But then I read … more
Re: “Clintons, Obamas set the standard for greed,” by Tom Haitema, Thursday: Tom forgets that I am and have been an independent. I am free to criticize any wrongdoings of any … more
I usually don’t agree with the issues in Washington and our state government, but this time, I do. President Trump recently gave a speech on the opioid epidemic. We truly have an opioid crisis, … more
“I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress,” stated Frederick Douglass, freed slave and … more
Re: “Do we really value Thanksgiving’s message?” by Dave Hager, Nov. 23: Mr. Hager’s acknowledgement of wrongdoing on the part of the Clintons, Obamas and other high-ranking members of the … more
Thank you to The Wilson Times for another professional coverage of the city of Wilson Committee on Patriotism’s Veterans Day program. If not for your outstanding coverage before during and … more
Recently, there was an article about how the Wilson Police Department was going to raise the pay of the three lowest levels of officers — police officer I and II and senior police officer. This pay … more
I sat down to watch a little football on Thanksgiving, but while flipping through the channels, I came across a C-SPAN replay of the 2017 National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal ceremony from … more
Over the past three decades, the cost of higher education has skyrocketed. College tuition has increased by 559 percent, while textbook prices have surged by an astonishing 812 percent. According … more
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