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“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
There is a lot of racket going on about the proposed tax cut and reform of the tax system. One thing that stands out is that most of those screaming about it appear to have no idea of the purpose of … more
It comes around once a year. A day to give thanks and gather with family. A day to remember the difficult struggle that the pilgrims had. They survived through the generosity of the natives. They … more
I find it interesting that when specific, troubling issues regarding the administrative level of the Wilson Police Department were presented at the accreditation hearing last Monday, a former police … more
I want to thank the entire Wilson community, and surrounding region, for attending the 13th N.C. Whirligig Festival. Early on, the planning committee realized that with the grand opening of the … more
Re: “Trump supporters’ spin gets the facts wrong,” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Nov. 4: Nick, I think you ought to get together with Deborah Baro and George Leach and y’all can have a … more
Re: “Hunt’s critics miss the mark on mayoral pick,” editorial, Wednesday: In reference to The Wilson Times’ opinion on Hunt endorsing an unaffiliated candidate over a Democrat, I have to … more
Since 1865, The Salvation Army has been dedicated to helping and meeting those in need. It is the season of giving and the Wilson Salvation Army needs your help. The Salvation Army is looking for … more
Re: “Setting the record straight on Uranium One” by Dave Hager, Wednesday: Mr. Hager, in his reply to my original letter condemning the sale of U.S. uranium reserves to a Canadian company … more
Webster’s defines opinions as judgement, less strong than positive knowledge. Facts: as the quality of  being actual, as in truth. Lies: as an untrue statement made with intent to … more
Re: “Clinton corruption is the nation’s true scandal,” by Tom Haitema, Thursday: Since Tom insists on using Steve Bannon as a news source, I will counter with NPR’s report from Nov. 6. … more
Fresh water is a scarce resource and competition for access to it is increasing each day. Wilson city and county leaders should join forces and purchase Silver Lake and Finches Mill. The basins … more
Re: “Smith sympathetic to radical liberals?” by Frank Conover, Thursday: I agree with Mr. Conover’s letter regarding Mr. Nick “liberal” Smith. have been wanting to write about his rants … more
Since last November, excuses have abounded about why Hillary, a “shoo-in” according to most polls and media outlets, lost the election. In 350 words, the various excuses can’t be addressed, but … more
Our Founding Fathers wrote the U.S. Constitution using Biblical teaching that individuals should be self-reliant and not dependent on the government or others for their support. To misconstrue the … more
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