WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Much like the Rorschach inkblot test where an inchoate spot of ink becomes whatever the viewer wants it to be, people can watch the same events and reach very different interpretations of what took … more
Every working American is paying into Medicare right now. That includes anyone, legal or not, who is paid by a payroll. It does not include anyone who employers pay “under the table.” That is a … more
“Oh” what a beautiful evening. Friday evening finds us at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center anticipating the opening of ACT For Youth’s presentation of “Oklahoma!” The lights grow dim, the … more
As the owner of a small business, I have asked Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis to oppose the misguided ILLICIT CASH Act, currently in the Senate Banking Committee, of which Senator Tillis is a … more
The budget battle on teacher pay is disturbing. Gov. Roy Cooper pandered to emotions and vetoed the bill by the legislature because the pay raise for teachers was not high enough. I do believe that … more
I know of no one who has been more of a pest to their friends and family than I have over the subject of solar electric farms in North Carolina — not to be confused with rooftop solar panels on … more
Regarding Wednesday’s letter to the editor, “Don’t make health insurance a government monopoly,” calling government health insurance a monopoly is nonsense. It’s gobbledygook. Sole … more
Re. “Single-payer system would take the profit out of illness,” by Deborah A. Baro, Tuesday: I’ll venture to say that the writer would probably propose a government takeover of funeral … more
Re: “Single-payer system would take the profit out of illness,” by Deborah A. Baro, Tuesday: It’s amazing how the liberal left socialists have fallen in love with the single-payer health … more
Re: “Single-payer system would take the profit out of illness,” by Deborah A. Baro, Tuesday: In response to Ms. Baro’s plea for single-payer medical care, allow me to point out that … more
OK, now I want to know: How can North Carolina show we care about our state when we go to town for groceries and to pay our bills? What do I see? Trash along the roadside. They need to put it … more
With public impeachment hearings about to start, congressional Republicans should look to their predecessors from the last time a Republican president was impeached. Rep. M. Caldwell Butler, … more
Free-market capitalism is the dominant form of economic organization worldwide, but it is not a perfect system. Unhindered, privately owned companies organized for maximum profit will produce large … more
A recent article on suicide and its warning signs and possible causes was both timely and informative as suicide rates have risen 25% in the last 20 years. A very disturbing fact is that 8-year-olds … more
All week, we have heard wonderful comments from the community regarding the 15th annual N.C. Whirligig Festival. We are so thrilled that everyone had a great time. I had to take a moment today to … more
Re: “Trump and his supporters repeat debunked claims,” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Oct. 28: Nick, I can see the tears of anxiety and frustration running down your face as you drink your … more
Last week, I sent a letter concerning Medicare for All (“Medicare for All provides more questions than answers,” Oct. 24). I feel like I need to add a bit to that thought since the recent … more
Over the weekend, my wife and I went to the N.C. Whirligig Festival. Walking around, we came upon the Republican Party tent, which brought to mind why I am upset with the Wilson Country Republican … more
First, I would like to say I was against the death penalty, but now I am sure there is a need for the death penalty for certain crimes. I am speaking about the cowardly scumbags who use a motor … more
My dad has had a great run as the mayor of Wilson! He lost tonight by around 255 votes. After serving 30 years with the city of Wilson Fire Department, eight consecutive wins and 28 years as … more
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