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North Carolina's 1st Congressional District Rep. G.K. Butterfield wrote in a recent column for the Times that he believes the sacred right and privilege to vote should not receive every possible … more
Water flows downhill and along the path of least resistance. Money, on the other hand, seems to only rise like steam in a pipe — channeled upward. That’s certainly the case with the fracked … more
On Tuesday afternoon June 19, after several maneuvers around downtown, I was trying to find an access to a street that will take you to Wilson Medical Center. A very nice young city of Wilson … more
My week in Wilson: All started out well, until... The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park event last Wednesday evening was fantastic. Attendance was good, the band was great and everyone seemed to be … more
Re: “Wilson needs more dining, shopping to prosper and progress” by Terry Horne, Saturday: I, too, have lived in Wilson all my life. If Mr. Horne hasn’t “seen much progress in bringing in … more
Every citizen in the state of North Carolina age 17 and over is a member of the state militia. Membership is outlined in N.C. General Statute Chapter 127A. The applicable part is G.S. 127A-7, … more
Last Wednesday’s editorial pages in the Times were especially newsworthy, interesting and entertaining. I can’t cover all, but there is one I can’t resist. The “Talk Back” column was a … more
I have been living in Wilson and Wilson County all my life. I haven’t seen much progress in bringing in new business or restaurants that other towns have had for years. What’s up with this? Are … more
Each Father’s Day, we celebrate husbands, partners, fathers, brothers and sons. But can we also celebrate their commitment to good health? Studies show that men are less likely than women to … more
Re: “Muting cheers makes graduation dour, not dignified” by Tony Gaetano, Wednesday: I want you to think about what you said in your letter published June 13. I don’t know if you have … more
Hidden jewel No. 1: Lake Wilson. No. 2: The Wilson Parks and Recreation Department. Good friend in Greenville tells me they have their eyes on David Lee. No. 3: The Whirligig Park. There was … more
Pet trainers recently developed a premiere academy for animals. In this inclusive learning environment, the trainers hoped to prepare the different animals to be skilled outside of their natural … more
What does it mean when parents are willing to get removed from their child’s high school graduation for cheering? For the three I have attended in Wilson, it means they felt strongly enough … more
In spite of the pouring rain, the Wilson Youth Council shone brightly in its HopeFest Concert to benefit Hope Station. Under the shelter at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, talented youth musicians … more
Although it would be appropriate to remember those who gave their lives in the service of their country every day, Memorial Day was designated so that we the living, we the protected, we the … more
Who knows when life will throw you a curveball? My family experienced this almost two years ago. What do you do? Who do you turn to? We turned to the wonderful people of Wilson County Home Health. … more
I grew up in a time when we used horses and mules to plow our fields and gardens. We needed our horses and mules to only go in a single direction. To accomplish this, we put bridles with blinders on … more
I have spent countless hours this last year organizing Charles H. Darden High School’s 50th class reunion as president of the class of 1968 reunion committee. Every year, someone always asked … more
Robocalls have gone from being annoying to being criminal! I delete “calls received” regularly. On Friday evening I emptied the box. On Tuesday, there were 44 “calls received!” We wanted … more
Re: “Trump’s sorry refusal to apologize” by George Leach, Wednesday: The last occupant of the White House is famous for his “Apology Tour” at the start of his term where he traveled the … more
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