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When will the Wilson County Board of Education actually be transparent? When will the board actually make decisions with public input instead of smoke and do-good statements? Having smart … more
Re: “‘The Three Liberaleers’ falsely blame Trump for hate, discord,” by Carl Hinson, Thursday: The Three Liberaleers — we have a brand! I will order T-shirts. I had to go back and … more
The purpose of a school board is to bridge the gap between the people they serve and the administrative body they govern. In determining what course is best for a school system, a school board should … more
I’d like to share what a wonderful asset the Family Dollar store on U.S. 301 has been to me and my community. The one in my area has been restaffed with a young woman named Teresa Best, who was … more
On Monday night, the Wilson County Board of Education has the opportunity to show the public that its members are there to listen to the citizens. To restrict the people and put radical conditions on … more
Re: “Caravan fears, citizenship change vanish after Election Day,” by Deborah A. Baro, Monday: Ms. Baro’s use of Machiavelli may also be applied to Mr. Obama, who lied about keeping one’s … more
Re: “Caravan fears, citizenship change vanish after Election Day,” by Deborah A. Baro, Monday: The Times should caution parents to protect their children from venomous letters such as this … more
The author of the recent letter, “Caravan fears, citizenship change vanish after Election Day,” (Deborah A. Baro, Monday) claims that President Trump is no longer interested in the illegal … more
“More patriotic than thou” seems to be the right-wing position and argument on a lot of subjects. They beat their chests and raise their chins and profess loud and long about their “love for … more
What a great early Christmas present! The elections are over and we do not have to be subjected to all of the political ads. The ones that merely give the assets of the candidate are not so bad, but … more
The Founding Fathers believed in checks and balances. The U.S. Constitution gives the legislature authority to correct improper actions by agencies in the executive branch. Congressional … more
Trump’s motto for leadership comes straight from Machiavelli’s “The Prince” — “He who seeks to deceive will always find someone who will allow himself to be deceived.” That pretty much … more
False accusations can lead a person to jump off a bridge. Defending yourself and fighting suspicion becomes overwhelming. Strong opinions are formed with little information. Actions are taken without … more
The social scientists and motivational researchers of the 1950s gave rise to the dominant forces of the Madison Avenue advertising agencies in the lives of average Americans. The advertising … more
Re: “Is Trump a racist, or just your basic bigot?” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Nov. 2: Check Webster’s dictionary for the definition of bigot and you will find Mr. Smith’s picture … more
“The battle is not ours, but the Lord’s.” As a Christian, I’ve sung this song many times in church services. This battle of discourse we the people are fighting is and will be never-ending. I … more
 It is that time of year again. The silly season. We all will be caught up in the hustle and bustle of Christmas, and let us not forget the spending. So many of us burn up the credit cards and … more
Have you paid or do you still pay taxes to be put into the Social Security trust fund? All of your money has been stolen out of this fund and replaced with worthless paper IOUs by greedy federal … more
I’m 74 years old and wonder why one branch of Congress has turned rabid. The closest thing I can compare their behavior to is what happens when you throw a bag of bones into a large dog pen. The … more
I am writing in response to the Oct. 31 guest editorial, “We all share blame for the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting,” by The Fayetteville Observer. I, for one, am so sick and tired of being … more
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