WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Re: “Liberals took a stand against Nazi intimidation” by Dave Hager: Ease your mind, Dave. You didn’t hurt my feelings, so need to feel “so sorry.” As to your letter, just a few observations, if you don’t mind. 1. My letter … more
Re: “Labor Day evolves from early roots to today’s challenges,” editorial, Monday: This editorial was written three years ago, but not too much has changed since then. It notes that in July 2014, more than 10 percent of Wilson County … more
To make a long story short, it doesn’t make any sense for our citizens to be more concerned about some Confederate statues when it’s part of our history. Many people don’t even know the meaning of them and haven’t seen them. Trust and … more
There are two North Carolina laws that should be enforced to stop hate groups at public events and destruction of property. Senior citizens and parents are reluctant to visit historic sites for fear of being harmed! All law enforcement must … more
In response to Mark Levin’s letter calling the bureaucrats who are trying to hold the Fitz-Geralds and their nonprofit up to state code “nitwits,” (“Wilsonians should help fund For the Love … more
Regarding Gary Daynes’ recent column concerning Barton (“Barton’s mission is to support speech that leads to learning,” Aug. 24), I would suggest that he use the headline for a topic … more
After watching the Charlottesville confrontation and recent events in California, it is difficult to determine which group hated the other the most. What began as a protest for removing the statue … more
At the risk of losing friends, may I comment on one of the president’s points in both his Charlottesville I and Charlottesville II remarks? It seemed to me the most intelligent sentence of the … more
Thanks for running the guest editorial on Aug. 31 reprinted from the Greensboro News & Record extolling safety first for young athletes. Heightening awareness of the potential dangers from concussions and heat-related effects suffered by … more
Re: “Leftist violence can’t defend democracy” by Bill O’Boyle, Friday I’m so sorry that I upset you. I know how that must make you feel. All these years of bully tactics and intimidation that worked so well in the ’60s against the … more
It seems we are finding out in subtle ways that both Donald Trump and his son-in-law had reasons to borrow money from Russia and with their skills in espionage, the Russians could adapt a banker or lawyer to serve their interests as spies. Trump … more
I will confess at the outset, I am not intimately familiar with all the detailed, technical issues involving For The Love of Dogs and the bureaucrats in Raleigh, but it seems that the nitwits hounding (pun unintentional, but works ) the Fitzgeralds … more
The United Daughters of the Confederacy appreciates the feelings of citizens across the country currently being expressed concerning Confederate memorial statues and monuments that were erected by our members in decades past. To some, these … more
I’ve enjoyed reading the Times’ editorial on free speech and the response from Gary Daynes, provost of Barton College. Unfortunately, both have missed the main and strongest point of the discussion. Barton College was founded with a … more
We were very disappointed to read of Gov. Roy Cooper’s announcement calling for the removal of Confederate monuments. Cooper said in an article, “Some people cling to the belief that the Civil War was fought over states’ rights. But history … more
During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln was purportedly asked if God was on the side of the Union. “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side,” said the president, “my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always … more
I got a ticket for an expired meter in the Barnes Street parking lot behind Tails of the City Pet Spa. There were other vehicles in the parking lot that also had expired meters, but they were not ticketed. Among those other vehicles were city of … more
On Aug. 21, after an appointment in Rocky Mount, I went to Sam’s Club to make a small purchase with an American Express gift card for $125. I made my purchase and had a balance of $61.31. I traveled across the parking lot to fill my car with … more
Again, the United States has allowed itself to stoop to a low. Riots in Charlottesville are an example of how we are allowing a bunch of thugs and misfits to dismantle the Constitution and the history of our country. I am sick and tired of this. The … more
Eyes on Main Street will greet the first photographer in residence on Aug. 31. For 30 days, Jan Wünsch from the Czech Republic will photograph the people, the streets, the factories, the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, the political and social … more
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