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Iran has seen its fair share of the damage imperialism has inflicted on the world — joint Russian and British control over Iran during the Qajar era, then the killing of one fifth of the Iranian … more
Too often in this world we do not stop and take the time to say thank you and be grateful for extraordinary dedication. I was reminded of this over the last two months as the Post 13 roster decreased … more
I want to tell everyone my short but true story. My life was pretty dull since my husband passed away. My health hasn’t been too great, either. I live by myself all day until my son gets home from … more
President Trump is projecting again. By accusing the “Squad” of hating America, he is revealing his own feelings. It’s the president’s modus operandi — a maladaptive defense mechanism he … more
Hey, where’d Russia go? Isn’t it just impressive how the illiberal media Democrat machine is more in lockstep than synchronized swimmers? The good news is it’s like a failure parade … more
North Carolina was built on tobacco. Take a 30-minute drive outside any metropolitan area in our state and you can’t help but notice old tobacco barns, often accompanied by acres of tobacco fields. … more
Re: “Trump’s Iran sanctions could backfire in a big way,” by Cyrus Shamloo, Monday: I am bewildered how so many Americans are concerned with what other countries “think” about America … more
This week, “Matilda” will come to the Boykin Center. My daughters and I were cast in this wonderful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book “Matilda.” This is my first play since high school and … more
On Thursday evening, a huge tree fell in our neighbor’s yard across Canal and Sulgrave drives, taking with it all the power lines, leaving the neighborhood in the dark for almost five hours. After … more
First Fridays on the Lawn kicked off its 2019 season July 5 with an amazing performance by Charlotte-based R&B group On The Edge to an enthusiastic audience in the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, … more
Re: “Library is open to all, but all should be asked to follow the rules,” by Tammy Smith, Thursday: Just to write and confirm what Ms. Smith wrote in her letter to the editor about the … more
Over the past two years, the White House has initiated trade disputes, insulted allies and enemies alike and withdrawn from or refused to ratify multinational treaties and agreements. It has also … more
The Wilson County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8 has had another successful “Forget Me Not” Fourth of July fundraiser drive. This is our commitment that the DAV will not forget the men and … more
I recently received a statement from Wilson Medical Center stating that I have an outstanding bill for $11 and I could not remember what this might be for — this was back in January. So I did as … more
I had not been to the public library in many years and I recently started going again. It’s disheartening to see the decline that has taken place. On any given day, I feel I am walking into a … more
Most readers of these pages are bright enough to be following the Women’s World Cup that has been going on in France for at least a month now. The American team entered the event with the most … more
It is with a heart filled with gratitude that I realize that Wilson County is going to get a new animal shelter. The animals, who are sometimes referred to as “God’s other children,” are not … more
This past week, I had the distinct pleasure of spending a significant amount of time back in the Wilson community. My little brother’s all-star baseball team participated in the District 6 Little … more
Since the China-U.S. trade friction began, some opinions have voiced that China should make concessions if it wants to buy itself more time for development. This belief is ridiculous and … more
Re: “Deputies: Dog found starving, owner charged,” front page, Friday: Some people should never have pets. We are their caretakers. If you can’t handle it, do not ever have a pet! This is a … more
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