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I’m not clear on the responsibility or the power of final decisions Wilson County commissioners have in our community. For years, however, I’ve read and looked at numerous pictures, articles, … more
Saturday night was an exciting time at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center as the ACT For Youth performers arrived by limousine to walk the red carpet and receive their awards at the 14th annual Ednas … more
From the cute whiskers to the gentle licks, cats are the “purrfect” pet. In June, anyone can show some love to felines during Adopt-a-Cat Month. The event encourages people to adopt one of the … more
I would like to wish the very best to Nancy Van Dolsen, who will leave her functions as director of the Imagination Station to start a new career in Philadelphia on June 28. She will be dearly … more
I emailed Chris Hill about the newspaper article detailing the failure of the animal shelter’s inspection. He responded in less than 10 minutes giving his phone number and asking me to call. He … more
In reference to Senate Bill 559, I respectfully request as a North Carolina taxpayer and veteran that Duke Energy be held accountable for the coal ash pile fiasco and not allow them to pass on the … more
Again I want to thank The Wilson Times for another professional coverage of the city of Wilson’s Memorial Day program. If not for your outstanding coverage, many of Wilson’s veterans who could … more
Re: “County must fund new animal shelter in this year’s budget,” Times editorial, Saturday: On Saturday, after reading the most recent editorial regarding the Wilson County Animal Shelter, … more
I was saddened today when I heard the news of Billy Ray Lucas Sr.’s death. He was a forefather of the Church of the Salvation Army of Wilson, which has been closed for some time due to the … more
Re: “The demise of a political party,” by Julia Yancey, Tuesday: In a recent letter, Ms. Yancey declared that the Democratic Party may be sowing the seeds of its own destruction. She cites … more
There is a movement in the United States to upend the electoral college and effectively replace it with a national popular vote. I believe this to be not only unwise, but it would be a mistake of … more
As I walked down the concrete sidewalk in the middle of the kennels, the stench of urine hit my nostrils and almost made me wretch. But I was on a mission. We wanted another dog; one whose life we … more
I have lived in Wilson County all my life and we raised our family here just as my parents and my grandparents did. Our children are now raising their children here as well. We live out in rural … more
Re: “Animal shelter is ‘crumbling,’ but does county care?” Times editorial, Saturday: The county commissioners who willfully and continually misled us about our tax dollars going to a new … more
The only way by which a rabid animal can be eliminated is by killing it, thus safeguarding the health of a community. One of the political parties has been acting for some time now like a rapid … more
Re: Retirement of Wilson City Councilman A.P. Coleman: As one of the businessmen of the Wilson Forward group who contacted you more than 40 years ago about running for city council, I say — job … more
As the school year draws to a close, it is time to celebrate the accomplishments of the students and all those who supported them in their successes. The Eastern North Carolina School for the … more
May 18 marked exactly one month since the release of the Mueller report. Let’s review what we’ve learned. The investigation found no evidence that anyone on the Trump campaign actively … more
Monday evening I attended the Wilson Youth Council’s Awards Night, held at the city’s operations center. This is the year-end event where the high school students celebrate their achievements … more
The Wilson Rose Garden held a tour and raffle for prizes and a wonderful chance to see artist painting roses in the bright sunlight of a wonderful Sunday afternoon May 19. We are from Wilson, … more
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