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“Lying Donald,” during his campaign for the presidency, boasted that he “would be the greatest job creator that God has ever made” as he committed to create 25 million new jobs. After his … more
Many have hailed Oprah Winfrey’s speech at Hollywood’s latest self-adulation ceremony as presidential. Praising women who have come forward to accuse their male oppressors, Oprah envisioned a … more
As a member of the federal community who served our country for years, I am concerned with an attempt to force current U.S. Postal Service retirees onto Medicare Part B, after they previously … more
I seldom listen to Rush Limbaugh but the other day I had to do some running around, so I flipped the radio on to Mr. Limbaugh’s talk show. As usual, Mr. Limbaugh was on one of his rants. The … more
As a former educator, one of my favorite activities was to engender the appreciation of the wisdom and intentions of those who had gone before among my students. To that end, I would often use quotes … more
Yes, I remember MLK, his dream and his nonviolent approach to obtain his dream. His dream would be flourishing today had he lived. Our country would perhaps be living in racial harmony, but it is … more
Deborah Baro says the economy is faltering and not growing (Letters, Jan. 10). I’m wondering what she puts in her oatmeal every morning. The Dow has set 92 new records since the 2016 … more
Re: “‘Lying Donald’ has no legitimate achievements” by William T. “Nick” Smith, Thursday: Nick, I’ll concede the point: we’d both be hard-pressed to find a political figure who … more
Re: “Some cold, hard facts on global warming” by Ed Feulner, Thursday: Ed Feulner, founder of the Heritage Foundation, seems to be afflicted with the same lack of understanding as … 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: “Leadership principles: Republicans and Democrats,” by George Leach, Jan. 3: You discussed President Trump allowing us to say Merry Christmas. What leadership principle was that? Then you … more
Letter writer calls for suggestions and solutions in support of the Trump administration with objectives to improve, and advance, his agenda in 2018. Let’s start with leveling the playing field by … more
To the city of Wilson Public Services Department and their employees, a huge thank you for a job well done in clearing our town's highways and roads from the snow and ice of late.  With the … more
Recently our good friend Mr. Leach said his columns were his opinions and as such can be void of data, recognized sources or anything that can prove this or that. Hiding behind the First Amendment, … more
Ends never justify means. Ignoring this is a rationalization which flies in the face of all morality, including Christian morality. Trump’s unethical and incompetent statements and behaviors are … more
Why do liberals hate our president? He loves our country, he is bringing jobs back, our stock market is setting highs — which our retirement funds need — foreign businesses are coming here, he … more
Re: “Tax cut benefits BB&T bosses and Wilson workforce,” editorial, Thursday: Misters G.K. Butterfield, Nick Smith and George Leach, happy new year! Which one of you cats is going to be … more
The Dow set 71 new records this year, its best one-year performance and its strongest first year post-Election Day since 1945, rising 28.5 percent! The Dow gained a record 5,000 points since the … more
Not all angels are sent to announce virgin births or the destruction of sinful cities like Sodom and Gomorrah. On some occasions, they may even take on the appearance of an ordinary guy driving a … more
At this time of year we see several examples of caring for our less-fortunate neighbors. The articles are based around local organizations and local individuals caring for those who have come upon … more
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