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Re: “Political Notebook: Butterfield faces pressure to back Green New Deal,” Tuesday: I am so glad Rep. G.K. Butterfield is pondering the Green New Deal. He has been listening to the people … more
Re: “Women deserve better options than abortion,” by Susan Bane, June 28: It was a true pleasure to read Dr. Bane’s intelligent, and as she described it, empathetic response to Dr. … more
As we celebrate the Fourth of July this year, please realize that the colonies did not receive their independence on this date. It was miraculous that our nation was able to win its independence from … more
Kudos to Sen. Rick Horner, R-Nash, and our own County Manager Denise Stinagle and commissioners to work with Senator Horner in getting the state legislature to appropriate $200,000 in the state … more
Re: “Trump shouldn’t cheapen Fourth with partisan potshots,” by Ann Y. Barnes, Monday: Why don’t you get a big “I Hate Trump” stamp and place it on your forehead so all will know? … more
Re: “Yes, those are concentration camps,” by Thomas L. Knapp, Saturday: Thomas Knapp’s justification for seriously referring to the facilities at our border as actual “concentration … more
Fresh from his visits abroad with the president of Russia, the dictator of North Korea and the murderous young crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump has returned to America in time to stage a … more
Does the so-called Republican conservative party only see a woman’s right to choose as a moral issue, willfully denying the broader concept of the multitudes of folks denied health care needs as … more
The North Carolina General Assembly recently passed House Bill 370, which requires law enforcement to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Legislators voted on strict party lines, … more
  The Wilson County commissioners' decision to fund a new animal shelter/adoption center is a welcome move by all of us who have, over the years, rescued - and sometimes kept - abandoned or … more
Here’s a solution to telemarketing calls: Make it mandatory for the caller to be a live person, not a recording. Before their pitch begins, the telemarketers must ask: “Are you all right? … more
For two and a half years in office, Mr. Trump has spun out so many misleading or untrue statements about himself, his enemies, his policies, his politics, his family, his personal story, his finances … more
Re: “A Flag Day salute to Old Glory,” by James F. Burns, June 14: I do not usually respond to articles written in the paper, so I hope you will indulge me briefly. I always enjoy reading your … more
Those who sell real estate know that three words — location, location, location — determine how well a property sells. We can apply the same principle to the proposed location of the new … more
Rep. James Gailliard made the right decision to uphold Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the anti-choice, anti-woman, anti-doctor, anti-health care Senate Bill 359. In his June 7 op-ed, Rep. Gailliard … more
Well, it looks like Americans have elected an individual who does not seem to be very cerebral. He talks about cozying up to Russia and North Korea, yet champions trying to identify Iran and Cuba as … more
For over a week now I had planned on writing a letter commending the Rev. Linda Walling, executive director of Hope Station, for the great accomplishment of the new family shelter, the Westview … more
“I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadow. If I fail, if I succeed, at least I live as I believe. No matter what they take from me, they can’t take away my dignity.” — Whitney … more
Preference falsification can undermine much of what most of us like to think we truly believe. A recent Black Pigeon Speaks video defined this concept as misrepresenting one’s beliefs under … more
I have recently learned the disheartening news that my longtime dentist of 45 years, Dr. Bill Boles Jr., has left the very successful dental practice that he built himself, from the ground up. My … more
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