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The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a 600-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia through Virginia and eight eastern North Carolina counties proposed by Dominion, Duke Energy and other partners is a project that is not needed. A brochure published … more
Our country’s health care system is in the midst of a massive upheaval. Never before have we witnessed such challenges that will affect both the type of care our community receives and the ability of our local hospital to continue providing the high-quality care that we know each of you have … more
Some of the words which we stand together to speak could be delivered to any audience, for fundamentally, we speak as human beings.  Part of our message is to decry the diminishing sense of … 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
Every time I drive on Raleigh Road Parkway in front of the shopping centers between Zaxby’s and Harris Teeter, I am disgusted with the attempt to “landscape” that strip that divides the four … 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
A short time ago I was a patient in the Wilson Medical Center. It had been a long time since I was a hospital patient and I just wanted to let people know how proud we should be of our facility. I … more
Some North Carolina legislators thankfully gave decent, pro-family conservatives a nice Christmas present. They did this by courageously refusing to repeal House Bill 2, which protects the rights of pro-family conservatives. Repeal of the bill would … more
We have stooped to executives calling each other morons; bullying among cohort, schoolyard blustering, bullying among nations and hiding, perverting and lying.  Obama was and is an American … more
A big thank-you to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office and our city police for capturing drug dealers and users. It has become a terrible epidemic. Another epidemic should be dealt with also — … 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
The government of Great Britain was finally able to murder an 11-month-old child after months of opposition from Charlie Gard’s parents. Even with the entire apparatus of British government arrayed against them, Charlie’s parents … 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: “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
I was an attendee at the candidates’ forum for the Wilson City Council.  I heard some good things.  I also heard some worrisome things. District 5’s incumbent seemed … more
Congressman George Butterfield (D-N.C.-1) is in the pocket of the nation’s beet and cane sugar cartels!  Butterfield continually votes to maintain the U.S. sugar program. Why? It is … more
George Leach’s latest drivel; “A week of mistakes, lies and military deaths” (Oct. 25) is just that, drivel. He starts off with the fact that he along with others learned four American soldiers … 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
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
How very precious it was to see the picture of Bryleigh Sauls and her pig Inky (“First night of fun at the fair,” Wednesday) With all that’s going on that isn’t such a pretty picture, this … more
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