WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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ACT for Youth presented its final show of the season over the weekend of April 21-22 with the live stage production of “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon” with a cast and crew of about 60 … more
For the past eight years, I have seen our very own sheriff of Wilson County, Calvin Woodard, belittled, chastised and hatred shown toward him. It all started when Sheriff Woodard decided to run … more
As the school year draws to a close, it is time to celebrate the accomplishments of the students and all those who supported them in their successes. The Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf … more
Should those under the age of 18 be allowed to vote? It seems that Washington, D.C. believes 16 could be the next voting age. On April 10, District of Columbia council member Charles Allen, D-Ward … more
What freedom means to me is that you have the privilege or the permission to do something or wear something. I now have so much respect for people in the the past who had to go through miserable … more
In a Thursday letter attacking “loons” who support limiting access to firearms, Ray Shamlin of Rocky Mount states that London, which has stricter gun-control laws, has had more murders in 2018 … more
I am in complete agreement with the pet lovers’ anger and disgust with the Wilson County Board of Commissioners. When I get my paper, I read it from front to back, and I’m angry that these … more
In April of 1912 an impressive cruise ship departed Southampton, England. It was headed to New York City. En route, the ship almost collided with an iceberg. Urgently, the ship swung wide and avoided … more
The gun control enthusiast loons are still at it. When are they going to realize that guns are not the problem? To be effective, guns must have an operator! In 2016, according to the FBI, firearms … more
As I sat in the Wilson Pregnancy Center meeting last evening, we realized together what an incredible opportunity was coming to Wilson in Gianna Jessen. Friday evening, as you all are aware, … more
What’s happened to civility? Attacks are all we hear The gross and gruesome’s on the rise Paralleled with fear. Tearing down our honor Just for publicity! How can a nation … more
A month ago, allegations surfaced that the Fike High School women’s varsity soccer coach, Toni Varacchi, had supervised a practice session during which she encouraged physical violence against a … more
I know things have gotten out of hand in this country and most of it is pure sorriness, but I personally think the worst thing people do is steal flowers and American flags out of the cemetery. My … more
In February, I mailed 15 Valentine cards from my personal rural mailbox. They were addressed to residents in Wilson, Lucama, Sims, Selma and Smithfield. No one received any of these Valentine … more
Re: Editor’s note on “Readers’ Choice contest yields questionable results,” Friday: I sincerely appreciate your publishing my letter, even though we are at odds on the integrity of this … more
This is for the leaders of our community: I was always told if it’s not broken, don’t fix it, and nothing missing and nothing broken. Well, I hate to be the one to say that there is something … more
Together, Americans have to build a new food system, says Mark Hyman, M.D. Please go to YouTube.com and enter “Our Food System: An Invisible Form of Oppression.” This video is a short speech Dr. … more
Re: “Fontenot avoids case for common-sense gun laws”: In Wednesday’s edition, Debroah Baro disparaged Ken Fontenot for, and I quote: for not making “logical arguments instead of … more
Schools first became integrated in 1970 in Wilson County. I entered the second grade in August of 1970. I went to school with whites and blacks from the second grade through 12th grade. Beginning in … more
Re: “Boykin most responsive to jail ministry inquiry” by Daniel Heath, April 13: I recently read a letter concerning a gentleman who has attempted to contact Wilson County Detention Center … more
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