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Over the last 72-plus hours, we have witnessed the government and media go crazy over the release of the Mueller report. I find it interesting that so many smart people, especially those who believe … more
Re: “Long prison sentences don’t rehabilitate inmates,” by David Brinkley, March 19: A prisoner in Maury Correctional Institution? Poor baby. Are the police, the lawyers, the juries and the … more
The week of March 4 was Read Across America Week. I was fortunate enough to have been asked to read to a Hearne Elementary School second-grade class by teacher Paula Michalak. On March 4, I chose to … more
Re: “How can GOP defend Trump?” by William T. “Nick” Smith, March 14: Months ago, the writer said he had quit writing. We had a Nick Smith-quit-writing cocktail party and throngs … more
Donna Carr was my first-grade teacher at Coopers Elementary School in 1970. This was before kindergarten attendance was required and I was not the sharpest crayon in the box! Mrs. Carr was such a … more
Re: “Rampant spending, national debt threaten our future” by Rep. George Holding, Tuesday: Wow! What a profound statement by Mr. Holding. If he delivers this philosophy and votes this way in … more
Nothing in recent memory has shocked or saddened this writer more than the news of the death of retired North Carolina State Trooper Kevin Patrick Woods. The outpouring of grief, love and support … more
In follow up of my earlier letter (“Work together to keep Wilson County clean,” March 2), I would like to report that I have continued to clean trash from N.C. 58. I have invested several hours, … more
Re: “ Did PETA finally go too far?” by Bill Howard, Friday: By all accounts, Steve Irwin was a genuinely nice guy. But his natural charm cannot disguise the fact that he made his name … more
A couple of weeks ago, I decided to attend a training session for Upward Bound students at Wilson Community College. Upward Bound is a program for high school students who will be the first in their … more
The National Review on March 11 reported the passing of Pat Cadell, former Democratic pollster, adviser to presidents, adviser to the Clinton White House and Fox News contributor. Tellingly, … more
I doubt many people read the excellent editorial in Saturday’s edition of The Wilson Times (“Lift secrecy’s shadows and let the sun shine on state government”). It is March Madness season. … more
Re: “Gliarmis leaves legacy of service: Dick’s Hot Dog Stand owner dies at age 91,” Friday: A Greek family immigrated to America and settled in Wilson. Then stitched a legacy of hospitality … more
Wilson has another great restaurant. It’s New South BBQ, which recently opened on Wooten Boulevard. I read about this new restaurant in The Wilson Times a little while ago and thought I would give … more
Re: “Criminal justice system needs tougher penalties,” by Ashley E. Robbins Jr., Feb. 19: I’m not sure what rock the writer crawled out from under to come to the conclusion that the … more
It is with a balance of sorrow and adventurous excitement that I formally announce my intention to retire May 1, with my final work day being April 30. I have been privileged and amazed to have found … more
It’s rare in life when you can easily identify the best person you know. For the past 30 years, I answered that question by saying “Lee Gliarmis.” I was proud to call him “Papou.” It’s … more
I think there may be some hamburgers and hot dogs being flipped in Heaven right now. What a legend! Gary Proffitt Wilson more
When I read this statement from Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia, I felt a cold chill come over me. He said that when a baby is born during an abortion, it will be made comfortable while the mother and … more
“Benedict Trump” will go from the White House to the big house. This is the man who a 90-plus-percent majority of Republicans find presidential, and continue to defend him and his administration. … more
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