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Many thanks to the First Presbyterian Church for having such a wonderful concert presented by the Presbyterian College choir, bell-ringers and chamber orchestra. I felt so privileged to witness these … more
What freedom means to me is that you have the privilege or the permission to do something or wear something. I now have so much respect for people in the the past who had to go through miserable … more
Cultural changes in the United States over the last 50 years indicates that gun control is not the answer. The mass shootings in the United States are a result of the culture changes made since the … more
Re: “Arming teachers will trigger fear,” by Tremayne B. Smith, Monday: Tremayne Smith starts off by telling us he speaks from experience because he’s an African-American and a former … more
I have recently celebrated my 50th anniversary of nursing. It has been a wonderful journey. The purpose of this letter is to thank all those who made it possible. My career has always been in a … more
Paul Revere, in his “big ride,” according to the storyline, had considerations. Tories covertly loyal to the UK. Revolters like himself. Neighbors not active in revolutionary causes. Outright … more
I went to Woodard, Coon and Fike schools. My children went to Wells, Elvie, Coon and Fike. My grandchildren have been to Wells and Elm City Elementary. I have volunteered at Margaret Hearne for more … more
NRA head Wayne LaPierre is seriously unhinged and fomenting civil war, this time over the Second Amendment. The following is an excerpt from his 45-minute diatribe to conservatives and … more
In education we are always asked to consider the essential question. To me, the essential question to ask before considering whether or not to have armed teachers in schools is: What is the purpose … more
Serving others without discrimination through Jesus Christ is exactly what happened when our community stepped up to the plate to give to our 2017 Red Kettle Campaign. With your contributions, we not … more
Re: "Gun restrictions needed to prevent school shootings," by Deborah A. Baro, Feb. 21: Ms. Baro starts her missive on gun control "we have allowed the Second Amendment to become a sanctuary for … more
Re: Conquer: A publication of the Wilson Times, spring 2018: I picked up this issue of Conquer fully expecting to become better informed about how the community is coming together to help Wilson … more
Arming classroom teachers is one of the worst ideas I have heard in a long time. As a professor of education for more than 30 years, I have seen the pool of interested students shrink due to a number … more
As I was reminiscing today, my mom came across my mind very heavy. I thought about how hard her life was trying to take care of us. But I’m glad that she is with the Lord — I know that she is in … more
Re: “Cutting taxes on the rich won’t bring growth,” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Monday: Nick Smith and Obama, numbers don’t lie? You’re wrong, Nick, they can lie, especially when … more
It’s that time of year again where the unenlightened residents of Wilson County come out of the shadows. The sheriff race, like the presidential race, shows the true colors of those who are wrapped … more
When our country is being attacked by propaganda or cyber-warfare, why does our leader criticize our own skilled intelligence people in the Justice Department and FBI? We have very reliable, skilled … more
We have more mass shootings in the United States than in all other countries combined. We own more weapons per capita than any other country in the world. This fact continuously feeds on … more
Another school shooting and massacre, another call for gun control. When are the folks who wish to limit the right of law-abiding citizens going to learn that gun control is not the answer to the … more
I did an old thing and it took me down, then I decided to do a new thing and it turned my whole life around! What do you do when life throws you a curveball? You can’t find comfort in your soul … more
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