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I am writing on behalf of incontinent, disabled U.S. citizens by strongly recommending an amendment be made to the Americans with Disabilities Act to include height-adjustable, adult-size changing … more
The Wilson Times headline “Heat wave scorches Wilson,” (front page, July 19) was most interesting and very newsworthy. I started to respond earlier but now am glad I waited. I am so pleased that … more
I commanded, launched, orbited, flagged and splashed down with the best of them Saturday via the paper’s memory-flooding “Walking on the Moon” puzzle from Newspaper Fun (page 8B). There I … more
In reading Keith Barnes’ recent column on newspapers errors, typos and goof-ups dated July 17 in the Johnstonian News and Wilson Times, I remember a former local newspaper, the Kenly News, printing … more
As former student body leaders and proud alumni, allow us to unequivocally express what the university’s official statement did not: we categorically denounce the expression of racism on our … more
Racism is alive and well in the Tar Heel State, and was on display at the July 17 Trump political rally. Like a Klan meeting of the ‘20s, a red hat and T-shirt replaces the white robe and cone … more
Re: “Trump projects his hatred, fear of modern America,” by Nancy Nichols Hawley, Saturday: Frankly, I don’t know whether to consider Ms. Hawley’s letter funny or sad. If I go with … more
Iran has seen its fair share of the damage imperialism has inflicted on the world — joint Russian and British control over Iran during the Qajar era, then the killing of one fifth of the Iranian … more
Too often in this world we do not stop and take the time to say thank you and be grateful for extraordinary dedication. I was reminded of this over the last two months as the Post 13 roster decreased … more
I want to tell everyone my short but true story. My life was pretty dull since my husband passed away. My health hasn’t been too great, either. I live by myself all day until my son gets home from … more
President Trump is projecting again. By accusing the “Squad” of hating America, he is revealing his own feelings. It’s the president’s modus operandi — a maladaptive defense mechanism he … more
Hey, where’d Russia go? Isn’t it just impressive how the illiberal media Democrat machine is more in lockstep than synchronized swimmers? The good news is it’s like a failure parade … more
North Carolina was built on tobacco. Take a 30-minute drive outside any metropolitan area in our state and you can’t help but notice old tobacco barns, often accompanied by acres of tobacco fields. … more
Re: “Trump’s Iran sanctions could backfire in a big way,” by Cyrus Shamloo, Monday: I am bewildered how so many Americans are concerned with what other countries “think” about America … more
This week, “Matilda” will come to the Boykin Center. My daughters and I were cast in this wonderful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book “Matilda.” This is my first play since high school and … more
On Thursday evening, a huge tree fell in our neighbor’s yard across Canal and Sulgrave drives, taking with it all the power lines, leaving the neighborhood in the dark for almost five hours. After … more
First Fridays on the Lawn kicked off its 2019 season July 5 with an amazing performance by Charlotte-based R&B group On The Edge to an enthusiastic audience in the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, … more
Re: “Library is open to all, but all should be asked to follow the rules,” by Tammy Smith, Thursday: Just to write and confirm what Ms. Smith wrote in her letter to the editor about the … more
Over the past two years, the White House has initiated trade disputes, insulted allies and enemies alike and withdrawn from or refused to ratify multinational treaties and agreements. It has also … more
The Wilson County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 8 has had another successful “Forget Me Not” Fourth of July fundraiser drive. This is our commitment that the DAV will not forget the men and … more
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